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Kate Douglas Wiggin Collection 1867-1985, n.d. (bulk 1891-1917).


Correspondence, 1891-1922
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M187.1

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Series Description:
Wiggin's correspondence, 1891-1922, much of it with family members, especially her sister Nora and her mother, or with members of the Bowdoin community, including President William De Witt Hyde, Librarian George T. Little and fellow members of the Society of Bowdoin Women. Also includes letters from Francis Hodgson Burnett, W.D. Howells, Helen Keller (Feb 12, undated), and Jack London and a letter from Ms. Wiggin to Ms. True, referencing a theatrical production of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Further letters written to Kate Douglas Wiggin can be found in the miscellaneous scrapbooks, volume 4.  An unpublished chronological list of correspondents available in the Department.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Journals, manuscripts, notebooks, etc., 1867-1919
1.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M187.2

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Series Description:
Writings, professional and personal, 1867-1919. Included are two journals, several book and story manuscripts, commonplace books, notebooks and notes related to her writing, lectures on the "Gifts of Froebel", and a braille version of The Birds' Christmas Carol.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Clippings, scrapbooks, etc., 1885-1983
1.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M187.3

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Series Description:
Newsclippings, loose and in scrapbooks, 1885-1983. Loose clippings, many collected by the College, concern Wiggin, her homes and special interests; scrapbooks compiled by Wiggin contain notices and reviews of her published works. Researchers are asked to use photocopies of the more fragile scrapbooks.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Pamphlets and printed material, notes, etc., 1884-1985, n.d.
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M187.4

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Series Description:
Material collected by Wiggin and supplemented by Special Collections, including pamphlets and excerpts on various subjects, fiction and non-fiction; lists of autographs; and notes, clippings and advertising material concerning an Irish "literary pilgrimage."
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Images, 1904, 1910, n.d.
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M187.5

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Series Description:
Undated photographs and reproductions of photographs of Wiggin, Quillcote, and of Scotland, especially the Scottish Highlands, the last of which relate to "Daft Davy." Also included is an autographed photo of Jack London, a photograph of Wiggin in cap and gown commemorating her 1904 honorary Bowdoin degree, and a 1910 silhouette of Wiggin by H. M. Parker, signed by Wiggin.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


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