Papers of Lucy Smith Anderson (1845-1918)

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts


1852-1908, undated

Location Note

HGO-02-105-A-E-205; HGO-02-105-A-F-102; HGO-02-105-A-E-106



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Subseries H, Papers of Lucy Smith Anderson (1845-1918), 1852-1908, undated (#1.4-1.5, 2.3, C.1.25-C.1.51, OB.2.6), contains attendance and grade books; an autograph book; awards and certificates; copybooks; correspondence; a daybook; a high school diploma; printed material; receipts; memorabilia; school papers and related material; and clippings. The subseries reflects Anderson's life as both student and teacher. The autograph book contains signatures of students and colleagues while Anderson was a teacher in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The correspondence includes personal and professional letters sent and received by Anderson and a pamphlet by Rob Morris entitled, Poetry of Freemasonry (#C.1.26). Contained in the memorabilia is Anderson's membership certificate in the Cold Water Army of Massachusetts (a prohibition society spawned by the temperance movement in the United States); a copy of Harriet Beecher Stowe's publication, Earthly Care: A Heavenly Discipline; a postcard from Paris, France; a June 1856 issue of the newspaper, Child's Paper (#OB.2.6); and other keepsakes. The school material consists of Anderson's class compositions, essays, grammar exercises, copybooks, assignments in other subjects, and related material from her days as a student (including awards and her high school diploma); also included are her teaching attendance and grade books. The subseries is arranged by record type, then by topic, and thereunder chronologically.


Descriptive Terms

personal papers

Physical Description

Personal papers (2 file boxes, 1 carton, 1 oversize folder)

Collection Code


Collection Name

Parson Smith family papers

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Credit Line

Bequest of Louisa Anderson (Goodell) Parker (1871-1952), 1953


South Windham (Cumberland county, Maine)

Record Details

Material Type

personal papers

Description Level


Location Note

HGO-02-105-A-E-205; HGO-02-105-A-F-102; HGO-02-105-A-E-106