Papers of Mabelle Smith Kent, 1904-1908
College scrapbooks and papers of Mabelle Smith Kent, Radcliffe College Class of 1908.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Radcliffe Archives. 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.63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes)
This collection of Radcliffe-related material contains photographs, clippings, correspondence with fellow students, verse, memorabilia, examinations and other school papers. Correspondence with fellow students includes such topics as classes, club activities, freshman and senior advisees, pranks, grades, rules, and social activities. These notes exhibit the vibrant sense of humor of Mabelle Smith Kent (known as "Posie" and "Slaps" to her classmates).
Mabelle Smith Kent was born on July 14, 1884 in Boston, and was raised in Melrose, Massachusetts by her parents Joseph Henry Smith (a sugar inspector) and Eliza Abbie Knowles. She received her A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1908. She remained at Radcliffe and completed a semester of graduate study in Greek in 1909. After Radcliffe, she taught high school French, Greek and Latin from 1910 until 1917, when she resigned to marry Harold Weeks Kent. They had one daughter, Patricia Kent Clark (Radcliffe A.B. '43). Mabelle Smith Kent resumed teaching after her husband's death in 1924, continuing until her death ca. 1947 at age 63.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: R2007-1
These papers were given by Patricia Clark, January 13, 2007
- Box 1: 1v, 2v
- Box 2: 3-14
Processed: January 2007
By: Michael Thompson
- Kent, Mabelle Smith, 1884-1947. Papers of Mabelle Smith Kent, 1904-1908: A Finding Aid
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