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Guide to the Pinkham Papers, 1907-1977, undated

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Title:
Pinkham papers
Creator:
Pinkham, Harold B.
ID:
M149
Date [inclusive]:
1907-1977, undated
Extent:
0.33 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Correspondences (1907-1977), including letters written while Pinkham attended Bowdoin, and communications with the College as an alumnus; also includes a manuscript draft of his autobiography; diary entries from Bowdoin (1913); poetry; and newspaper clippings (1930-1977).
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Preferred Citation:

Pinkham Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Harold Batchelder Pinkham was born on June 16, 1894 in Milton, New Hampshire. A nongraduate of the Class of 1915, Pinkham left Bowdoin in his sophmore year to travel. He attended Dartmouth College for one year. Pinkham worked for railroad companies in Nebraska and New York (1913, 1916-17), rose to corporal in the United States Army (1917-19), then worked as a teacher in Ohio (1921), and a laborer in Washington state (1926-28). He married Edith Wiggin in 1938 and returned to Milton where he served as the postmaster (1946-64). A poet and a essayist, Pinkham frequently wrote a news column for the local newspaper.

The collection contains correspondences (1907-1977), including letters written while Pinkham attended Bowdoin and communication with the College after his departure. Also contains PInkham's Bowdoin College Handbook (1912-1913); autobiography manuscript draft in full; diary entries from Bowdoin (1913); poetry; and newspaper clippings (1930-1977).

Bowdoin Handbook, 1912-1913

box 1 folder 1

Correspondence, 1907 Aug 13-1965 Jul 3

box 1 folder 2

Correspondence, 1967 Mar 21-1974 Dec 16

box 1 folder 3

Correspondence, 1975 Jan 7-1977 Nov 6

box 1 folder 4

Autobiography Mss., Chapters 1-2

box 1 folder 5

Autobiography Mss., Chapters 3-5

box 1 folder 6

Autobiography Mss., Chapters 6-7

box 1 folder 7

Autobiograpy Mss., Chapters 21-finis

box 1 folder 11

Diary entries, poetry, 1913, undated

box 1 folder 12

Clippings, 1930-1977

box 1 folder 13
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