1903 - 1904 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TWO-YEAR DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NOTED SMITH COLLEGE GRADUATE AND UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FACULTY MEMBER WHO WILL ONE DAY BE HONORED WITH A BUILDING BUILT IN HER NAME

By: MARGARET RUTH POMEROY HAMLIN

Price: $2,355.99

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Book Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting, original 1903 - 1904 manuscript diary handwritten by Margaret Ruth Pomeroy Hamlin, a student at Smith College in Northampton, MA, and later an Agricultural Counsellor for Women in Stockbridge from 1918-1934 and the first Placement Officer for Women from 1934-1948. She was originally accepted to the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1914. Her success and renown are evident by the honor bestowed her having The Margaret Hamlin House, also known as Hamlin Hall, a dormitory in Amherst, MA named for her. It is part of the Northeast Residential Area at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The building is designed in the Georgian architecture style, and is covered with brick. One online source provides: "The new two-year course included six months of on-the-job field training. To supervise the work of the men and women engaged in this training, two staff members were required. On January 1, 19I8, Miss Margaret P. Hamlin, a Smith College graduate who had, in Amherst, developed a hobby of farming, was appointed as one of these members with the title of "agricultural counsellor for women." Miss Hamlin developed this position until it encompassed the full activities of a Women's Placement Office. For thirty years, she performed her duties most successfully. She took a great many trips, some under arduous conditions, to locate and evaluate positions in which students might be placed. In an area extending from Germantown, Pennsylvania, to Northern New Hampshire and Maine, she found jobs for women in greenhouses and flower shops, vegetable gardens and dairy farms. One of the most interesting examples of this placement work involved a large dairy farm on an estate near New York City, which was run by two women, one a professor of geology at Columbia University (Ida Helen Ogilvie; see: Bedford Camp, the first Woman's Land Army unit in USA ). On this farm Miss Hamlin placed a number of young women who had studied animal husbandry at M.A.C. Two of these students later became farm managers on the estate." The 5 x 7¾ inches book has about 180 pages of which about 133 have entries. The spine is somewhat worn, rubbed, creased. Hinges cracked. Internally very good/near fine; clean and tight. Paper is slightly age toned. Overall G+.

Title: 1903 - 1904 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TWO-YEAR DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A NOTED SMITH COLLEGE GRADUATE AND UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS FACULTY MEMBER WHO WILL ONE DAY BE HONORED WITH A BUILDING BUILT IN HER NAME

Author Name: MARGARET RUTH POMEROY HAMLIN

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: NORTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS MA, 1903

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001939

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