The exhibit Sincerely Yours, Letters From the Maine Women Writers Collection was on display on UNE’s Biddeford campus in 2014. The exhibit included reproductions of correspondence including telegrams, emails, letters, and drawings. Dates ranged from the early 1800s to the 21st century. A number of MWWC collections were represented, including Ann Beattie, Mollie Lee Clifford, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Sarah Wood Frost, Perdita Huston, Florence Burrill Jacobs, Sarah Orne Jewett, Donna Loring, May Sarton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Only a portion of the materials in the exhibit have been digitized.
These files are a very small portion of the exhibit. To see all the files, visit the full exhibit page here.
Mollie Lee Clifford
Handwritten letter from Mollie Lee Clifford to her daughter Margaret ("Marty"), in which she discusses Nana's health, visiting plans, and other happenings.
Informational tags used in the exhibit "Sincerely Yours" which included letters from a variety of people. The tags include biographical and hisotrical information about the writers of the letters and their holdings at MWWC.
Donna M. Loring
Two page typed letter from Donna Loring to Beverly C. Daggett and Patrick Colwell, dated November 20, 2003, urging them to approve a "State of the Tribes Address" to a Joint Legislative Session.
Typed letter from May Sarton to Eleanor, dated February 15, 1963, in which she discusses valentines, aging and writing poetry.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Typed and handwritten letter from Ella Wheeler Wilcox to Elizabeth Coatsworth, dated June 22, 1917, with envelope.
Sarah Orne Jewett
Letter from Sarah Orne Jewett to Annie Fields discussing Jewett's health and her wishes to be together with and caring for Fields.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Handwritten letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Clayton H. Crosley, regarding the writing and publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Letter from William Frost to his daughter Sally W. Frost, regarding a package he is sending, including teeth cleaning instruments, a case of needles, a ladies' work case, a box of rings and some porcupine quills.