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Pauline Dikeman Root papers (M277)

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Title:
Pauline Dikeman Root papers
Creator:
Root, Pauline Dikeman
ID:
M277
Date [inclusive]:
1901-1943, undated
Extent:
1.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Letters to Pauline Root from her father, mother, and brothers, 1903-1938, though letters from friends and miscellaneous letters are included; also includes a diary and poetry notebook.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

Pauline Dikeman was born in 1901 to James Morrison Dikeman and Irma Worth Dikeman. She had two younger brothers, Worth Havens Dikeman and James M. Dikeman, Jr. As a mining engineer, Pauline's father traveled extensively, working in the western United States, Mexico and Rhodesia. In her early teens, Pauline spent a year in New York City with her aunt and uncle, Horace and Pauline Hamlin, returning to her home in California for high school and college. In 1932 Pauline married William Campbell Root, who taught chemistry at Bowdoin from 1932 until his death in 1969.

Letters to Pauline Root from her father, mother, and brothers, 1903-1938, though letters from friends and miscellaneous letters are included. Pauline's father wrote to her while he was away at mining sites and her family wrote to her when she was in New York City with her aunt and uncle. Many of the letters from her mother are to Pauline as a young woman and in the early years of her marriage. There are also three diaries and a poetry notebook kept by Pauline while she was in high school. The diaries tell about family, friends, school, and social activities.

Correspondence: Dikeman Family, 1901-1913

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence: James Morrison Dikeman to daughter Pauline Dikeman (Rhodesia), 1903-1905

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence: Dikeman Family, 1915-1916

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1917-1923

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence: Stanley Wheelock to Pauline Dikeman, 1921-1922

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence: Stanley Wheelock to Pauline Dikeman, 1922-1923

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence: James Morrison Dikeman to Pauline Dikeman (Alaska, Nevada, California), 1922-1925

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence: Irma Worth Dikeman to Pauline Dikeman, 1924-1928

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence: Miscellaneous Letters to Pauline Dikeman, 1924-1938

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence: Worth Havens Dikeman to Pauline Dikeman, 1924-1939

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence: James Morrison Dikeman, Jr. to Pauline Dikeman, 1926-1938

Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence: Edwin & Alice Rush to Pauline Dikeman, 1927-1938

Box 1 Folder 12

Correspondence: Irma Worth Dikeman to Pauline Dikeman Root, 1932-1934

Box 2 Folder 1

Correspondence: James Morrison Dikeman to Pauline Dikeman Root (Dikeman Ranch & Berkeley), 1934-1938

Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence: Irma Worth Dikeman to Pauline Dikeman Root, 1937-1938

Box 2 Folder 3

Correspondence: Death of James Morrison Dikeman, 1938

Box 2 Folder 4

Correspondence: William Campbell Root, 1941-1943

Box 2 Folder 5

Correspondence: Dikeman Family, undated

Box 2 Folder 6

Diary: Elizabeth Dikeman (Manual Arts High, L.A.), 1917-1918

Box 2 Folder 7

Diary: Pauline Elizabeth Dikeman (Manual Arts High, L.A.), 1919

Box 2 Folder 8

Diary: Pauline Dikeman Root (Berkeley High), 1920

Box 2 Folder 9

Poetry Notebook: Pauline Elizabeth Dikeman, 1921

Box 2 Folder 10
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