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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 33

Scrapbook of Jeanette Markham, 1885-1889


Scrapbook of Jeannette S. Markham, who attended classes at Radcliffe College from 1884 to 1887.


  • 1885-1889

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Jeanette Markham 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.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)

This collection presents a fascinating portrait of social life in upper-class Cambridge during this period. It contains programs, exhibition catalogues, correspondence, views of Harvard and Radcliffe, invitations, poetry, examinations, and pressed flowers.


Jeanette Markham attended classes at Racliffe between 1884 and 1887 but did not graduate. She stayed at the home of Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Her scrapbook seems to indicate an interest, in music and the fine arts.

Markham was the founder and first principal of the Buckingham School in Cambridge.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R75-31

The collection of Jeanette S. Markham was given to the College in 1955 by her great-niece, Judith Gregory '54.

Processing Information

Processed: March, 1980

By: Patricia Yee '83

Markham, Jeanette, 1862-1932. Scrapbook of Jeanette Markham, 1885-1889: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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