Blaisdell Family Letters, 1879-1916

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Volume: .75 linear feet

Organization/Arrangement: Organized as a single series. Arranged chronologically.

Biographical Note: Elizabeth Blaisdell, a 1905 Colby College graduate, taught at Shaw University, Raleigh, N.C., in the 1910s. She married Edwin Dolan in either 1937 or 1938 and they lived in Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts. Eizabeth died at the age of 74 in a Melrose, Massachusetts nursing home. Mary Blaisdell Belknap, Elizabeth's sister and another one of the letter writers, also graduated from Colby College.

Description: A collection of 123 letters, most of which are addressed to either Mrs. F.W. (Lucy) Blaisdell or to her daughter Elizabeth Pierce Blaisdell Dolan. The collection also contains Elizabeth's 1942 diary.

Access Restrictions: None

Please cite as: Blaisdell Family Letters, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Portland, Maine

Container List:
001.  H.S.  Burrage to My Dear Deacon, Mar.  1 1892
002.  Dodson D.  Peirce to Mother, Sept.  23 1879; Lizzie Peirce to Mother, Mar.  28 1892
003.  3 ALS to Elizabeth/wedding invitation
004.  Elizabeth to Mrs. F. W. Blaisdell, February 1903
005.  1 TLS; 2 DLS to Mrs. F. W. Blaisdell, September 29 & December 6, 1909
006.  ALS; TLS to Elizabeth Peirce Blaisdell, 1905; 1909
007.  11 ALS Elizabeth to Mother, 1912
007a.  3 ALS to Mother/Father; fragment
008.  5 ALS; 1 TLS Arthur to Mother/Father, 1912
009.  3 ALS Mary Belknap to Mother (Mrs.  Blaisdell), 1912
010.  6 ALS to Lucy (Mrs.  Blaisdell), 1912
011.  ALS Elizabeth to Papa/Mother, 1911/1912
011a.  ALS Lizzie to Dear Folks, 1912
012.  Arthur to Mother/Father, 1913-1915
013.  Mary Belknap to Mrs. Blaisdell 1913-1915; to grandfather, 1915
014.  4 ALS from Elizabeth to Mrs. Blaisdell, 1913
015.  8 ALS Elizabeth to Mother/Folks, 1915/1916
015a.  Elizabeth to Parents, 1916
016.  Arthur to Mother, 1916
017.  3 ALS Elizabeth (Arthur's daughter) to Grandmother (Mrs. Blaisdell), 1916
018.  ALS Mary Belknap to Mother (Mrs. Blaisdell), 1917
019.  ALS Arthur to Elizabeth, 1918
020.  4 ALS Mary Belknap to Mother, Janet and Connie Belknap, 1921-1926
021.  3ALS to Mrs. Blaisdell, 1921-1927
022.  ALS Arthur to Mother, 1923
023.  ALS from Father, 1934
023a.  ALS Arthur to Elizabeth, 1937
024.  Edwin Dolan to Elizabeth, 1937-1938
025.  Janet Randel to Elizabeth, 1938-1939
026.  Edwin Dolan to Elizabeth, 1939 (July-August), 1939
027.  Edwin Dolan to Elizabeth, 1939 (August-November), 1939
028.  Edwin Dolan to Elizabeth, 1940
028a.  Henrietta Folsom to Elizabeth, 1940
029.  Mary Belknap to Elizabeth, 1940-1947
030.  Edwin to Elizabeth, 1945
031.  Diary of Elizabeth Blaisdell Dolan, 1942