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Mount Holyoke Journal Letters, 1843-1891 

Chronological Inventory

Journalists are listed in the right-hand column. Follow links there to the Index to Journalists for information about their Mount Holyoke class affiliations, years of teaching and/or administrative service, etc. 
 
 
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Letter

Journalist

Letter 1: Feb. 27-Aug. 8, 1843 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 2: Aug. 16-Dec. 1, 1843 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 3: Dec. 5, 1843-Feb. 24, 1844 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 4: Mar. 2-Apr. 29, 1844 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 5: Apr. 30-Nov. 1, 1844 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 6: Nov. 6, 1844-Mar. 29, 1845 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 7: Apr. 19-Aug. 2, 1845 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 8: Aug. 18-Sept. 17, 1845 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 9: Oct. 10-Nov. 8, 1845 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 10: Nov. 19, 1845-Apr. 2, 1846 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 11: Apr. 8-May 5, 1846 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 11a: Postscript to Letter 11, May 7-23, 1846 [Eliza] Antoinette 
Hubbell
Letter 12: May 29-Aug. 11, 1846 Lucy T. Lyon
Letter 13: Sept. 30, 1846-Aug. 6, 1847 Susan L. Tolman
Letter 14: Sept. 1847-Aug. 3, 1848 Sept. 1847-Apr. 1848, Susan L. Tolman;

Nov. 23-27, 1847, Rebecca Fiske;

May 1848, Harriet Johnson;

May 12-Aug. 3, 1848, Rebecca Fiske;

July 14, 1848 (note), Mary C. Whitman

July 29, 1848 (note), Susan L. Tolman

Notebooks I and II: Aug. 28, 1848-July 23, 1849 Aug. 29-Oct. 17, 1848, Mary C. Whitman;

Note, Oct. 17, 1848, Mary Lyon

Oct. 1848-July 1849, Mary W. Chapin and Sophia Hazen

Aug. 1849-Feb. 1850  [Lacking]
Mar.-June 1850 [No Journal produced]
July 22, 1850 [Unsigned]
Aug.-Sept., 1850 [No Journal produced]
Notebook III: Oct. 1850-Apr. 1851 Helen Peabody
May 9-July 25, 1851 Helen Peabody
Nov. 5, 1851-Jan. 26, 1852 Helen Peabody
Jan. 30-Apr. 22, 1852 Helen Peabody
May 26-July 8, 1852 [Unsigned]
Oct. 27, 1852-Feb.4, 1853 Julia M. Tolman
Mar. 23-May 7, 1853
  • Note, May 20, 1853 
Sarah A. Start 

Julia M. Tolman

June 1-Aug. 1, 1853 Julia M. Tolman
Sept. 29-Nov. 23, 1853 Adeline H. Willcox
1853-1854, Winter and Spring terms  Sophia Spofford
1854-1855, first two terms Julia M. Tolman
1855 (May-Aug.) Julia M. Tolman
Oct.13, 1855-Feb. 5, 1856 Mary Titcomb
Feb. 21-May 8, 1856 Mary Titcomb
June-Aug. 1856 Sarah A. Start
Nov. 10, 1856-Jan. 16, 1857 Sarah A. Start
Feb. 3-Aug. 17, 1857 Sarah A. Start
Oct. 19, 1857-Jan. 13, 1858 Sarah A. Start
Feb. 8-Apr. 19, 1858 Sarah A. Start
Apr. 19-Nov. 17, 1858 [Lacking]
Nov. 17, 1858-Mar. 2, 1859 Sarah A. Start

(Feb. 8, 1859 note: Fidelia Fiske)

Apr. 4-May 17, 1859 Sarah A. Start
June-Aug., 1859 [No Journals produced]
Notebook IV: Sept.28, 1859-July 27, 1860 Anna C. Edwards
Notebook V: Sept. 26, 1860-Jan. 31-1861 Anna C. Edwards
Jan. 31-Sept. 25, 1861 [Lacking]
Notebook VI: Sept. 25, 1861-Dec. 12, 1862 Anna C. Edwards
Notebooks VII - IX: Feb. 1-July 11, 1865 Feb. 1 - Apr. 10, 1863 unsigned; all others:  Mary A. Evans
Notebook X: Nov. 15, 1865-Mar. 2, 1868 Nov. 15-29, 1865, Mary A. Evans;

[Dec. 20, 1865-Jan. 1, 1866, unsigned fragment]

July 27, 1866, Ellen P. Bowers;

Sept. 18, 1866-July 21, 1867, Mary A. Evans;

Nov. 1867-Mar. 2, 1868, Sarah D. Locke

Notebook XI: Apr. 22, 1868-Jan. 4, 1870 Apr. 22, 1868-Mar. 25, 1869, Elizabeth D. Ballantine;

Apr. 10, 1869-Jan. 4, 1870, Anna C. Edwards

Notebook XII: Jan. 26, 1870-Sept. 28, 1874 Jan. 26-June 23, 1870, Esther E. Thompson;

July 11, 1870-July 7, 1872, Anna C. Edwards;

Oct. 14, 1872-May 16, 1874, Mary O. Nutting;

[May 26-Sept. 28, 1874, unsigned]

Notebook XIII: Oct. 30, 1874-June 12, 1875 Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 1 (see note): Sept. 23, 1875 Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 2 (see note): June 5, 1876 Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 3 (see note): Jan. 1877 Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 4 (see note): June 11, 1877 Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 5 (see note): Feb. 12, 1878 Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 6 (see note): June 8, 1878 Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 7 (see note): Jan. 1879 Sarah H. Melvin
Printed Letter 8 (see note): June 9, 1879 Sarah H. Melvin
Printed Letter 9 (see note): Jan. 1880 Sarah H. Melvin
Printed Letter 10 (see note): June 1880 Sarah H. Melvin
Printed Letter 11 (see note): Nov. 1, 1880 - Feb. 22, 1881 Ellen P. Bowers
Printed Letter 12 (see note): May 12-July 1, 1881 Ellen P. Bowers
Printed Letter 13 (see note): May 19, 1882 Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 14 (see note): Dec. 20, 1882 - Mar. 14, 1883 Ellen P. Bowers
Printed Letter 15 (see note): June 16-28, 1883 Ellen P. Bowers
Printed Letter 16 (see note): Mar. 31, 1884 Ellen P. Bowers
Printed Letter 17 (see note): Dec. 23, 1884 Ellen C. Parsons
Printed Letter 18 (see note): June 10, 1885 Ellen P. Bowers
Printed Letter 19 (see note): Feb. 10, 1886 Sarah H. Melvin
Printed Letter 20
(see note): July 1886
Mary O. Nutting
Printed Letter 21 (see note): Mar. 17-Apr. 20, 1887 Ellen P. Bowers
Printed Letter 22 (see note): Mar. 5-27, 1888 Ellen P. Bowers
Printed Letter 23 (see note): Mar. 28-May 1, 1889 Ellen P. Bowers
Notes on Events, May 1889-June 1891 
(printed in The Mount Holyoke, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 13-14)
Mary O. Nutting
NOTE: Journal Letters for the dates Sept. 1876-May 1889 were privately printed rather than handwritten. Copies in the archival series were subsequently numbered 1 through 23.

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