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Florence Thomas Bearse Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: mss-190
Diaries contain very brief entries entirely devoted to weather, her own personal activities (washing, ironing, shopping, etc.), and family events (birthdays, husband taking a trip, etc.). One school notebook belonging to son Fletcher Bearse is also present.

Dates

  • 1911-1967

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Extent

1.67 Linear Feet (1 carton, 1 box)

Abstract

Diaries written by Florence Thomas Bearse and one school notebook of her son Fletcher.

Biographical / Historical

Florence Thomas was born in Brandon, Vermont on December 31, 1892 to Lucien J. Thomas and Adeline Thomas. She had two siblings, Raymond and Edith (1881-1959). Florence Thomas married Percy F. Bearse (1883-1967), and they had two sons, Fletcher and Raymond (1919-1992). Raymond Bearse was an author and reporter for the Associated Press and Time-Life Magazine. Florence Thomas Bearse enjoyed sewing and bridge, and was an active member of the Brandon community, serving in the Brandon Congregational Church, the Round About Club, and the women’s degree team of Neshobe Grange. Bearse died in Brandon on December 12, 1974.

Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Florence Thomas Bearse Diaries
Status
completed
Date
2019 April
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)