Putnam, Lucy P. (Class of 1848). 
Papers, 1845-1846

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Biographical Note

Lucy Pepper Putnam was born March 22, 1823 in Washington, Vt. and died Feb 21, 1849 in Haverhill, Mass. When she entered Mount Holyoke Seminary in 1845, her home town was listed as Plaistow, N.H. According to Seminary records, she withdrew after the 1845-46 session. 

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Folder 1
ALS, South Hadley, to Col. Nathaniel Clarke and Mrs. Clarke, Plaistow, N.H. 4 pp. 
Tells about her trip to "the Mount Holyoke convent," her homesickness and response to the school's many rules, her room and its furnishings, domestic work, examinations, schedule, food, and Mary Lyon, who "always seems in a hurry." 
1845 Oct. 11
Folder 2
Poems and compositions written while a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. ADS. 
"My Home" (poem),  3 pp. 1845 Nov. 1
"The star of Bethehem" (poem), 2 pp.  1845 Nov. 15
"On Compositions" (poem), 2 pp.  1845 Dec. 6
"A Visit to the Insane Asylum," 3pp.  1845 Dec. 18
"Character of queen Esther," 3 pp.  1845 Dec. 29
"Great Effects from small causes," 3 pp.  1846 Mar. 21
"Female Education," 4 pp.  1845 Apr. 3
"Early Rising," 2 pp.  1846 Apr. 23
"My Mother" (poem), 2 pp. 1846 July 13
"Uncertainty of earthly things," 3 pp. 1846 July 18
 
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