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Sub-series A: Clara Downes Hoar: Personal Affairs, circa 1865-1915

 Sub-Series — Box: 35

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Series 6 contains correspondence from Clara to siblings Charles and Beth, as well as a smaller amount of correspondence to other family members. Incoming correspondence contains extensive runs from her nephew Roger S. Hoar and her friend and nursing colleague Mary Couch Morris. Mary's correspondence is rich in details about nursing work, especially in the 1880s. Clara was also close to several members of the Emerson family, who are represented by a small but interesting group of letters.


  • Creation: circa 1865-1915

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Bowles-Hoar Family Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.


From the Collection: 50.0 Linear feet (41 records boxes, 6 archives boxes, 2 1/2-archives boxes, 8 flat boxes, 2 small boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Sub-series A is arranged chronologically.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299