Mary Horton Wadsworth Collection

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US ILfC SC/075

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Mary Horton Wadsworth Collection


  • 1889-1909 (Creation)


1 box

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Mary Horton Wadsworth was born in Lake Forest, Illinois to Henry Horton and Lucinda Sheer. She graduated from Lake Forest College (then University) in 1889.

Horton married Joseph T. Wadsworth in 1898. The couple had four children, Joseph, Winifred, Sidney and Edward.

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This collection contains correspondence to and from Mary Horton Wadsworth, as well as Lake Forest University Commencement programs from 1889. There are also various programs from Presbyterian churches in Massachusetts and Washington D.C. Additionally the collection contains a book of Lake Forest University class meeting minutes and two poetry books, "Drifting Leaves" and "At Easter's Dawn."

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  • English

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    Donor: Yeatman Anderson III, curator of Rare Books at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in 1957.

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