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COLLECTION Identifier: A-15

Papers of Helen Temple Cooke, 1858-1951

Overview

Wellesley College records, English themes, notebook, etc., of Helen Temple Cooke, educator and principal of Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass.

Dates

  • 1858-1951

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

TERMS OF USE

Access. Volumes 1-3 and folders 2-4 are closed, use microfilm.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Temple Cooke as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

.42 linear feet (1 file box)
The papers consist of three diaries (1858-1866) of Mary Foster Bardwell (born September 2, 1800). The diaries give a day by day account of the daily life of the family, personal items, and events of interest in Walpole, New Hampshire. There are comments on the Civil War, the work of the Soldiers Aid Society. Also interesting accounts of trips to Decorah, Iowa in 1862 and 1866 to visit a daughter, Sarah.)

Also included are Cooke's college records, several articles and papers, a notebook (1882-1892), material giving the history of Dana Hall, and 23 letters from Laura Spencer Porter Pope.

BIOGRAPHY

Helen Temple Cooke was born in Rutland, Vt., April 13, 1865. She was the daughter of Edmond Foster Cooke and Mary Ann Bardwell, born January 6, 1826. Cooke's grandfather Otis Bardwell was first married to Abigail Foster (1799-1835), who was the mother of all of his children, including Mary Ann Bardwell (Cooke's mother). Otis Bardwell's second wife was Mary Foster (Abigail Foster's sister). She was born in 1800 and died in 1875.

From 1882-1894, Helen Temple Cooke conducted a private school in Rutland. From 1894-1899, Helen Temple Cooke was a special student at Wellesley College. In 1899 Helen Temple Cooke became principal of Dana Hall, Wellesley College. She died April 12, 1955.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 56-41

Received February 1956. Gift of Mrs. Alnah Johnston, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Title
Cooke, Helen Temple, 1865-1955. Papers of Helen Temple Cooke, 1858-1951: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00528

Repository Details

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