Lavinia Coombs letters
Scope and Content Note
Nine letters written by Coombs from Midnapore and Balasore, India, to Nellie Whittemore of Bowdoinham, Maine. The letters include discussions of the activities of Freewill Baptist missionary work, as well as discussions of friend and family matters. Included with the collection are transcriptions of the letters.
- Coombs, Lavinia, 1849-1927 (Person)
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Lavinia C. Coombs was a Freewill Baptist missionary who spent many years in India. Born in West Bowdoin, Maine, on November 23, 1849, she attended Litchfield Academy and the Normal School at Farmington, Maine. She taught school for ten years before going to India. Ms. Coombs also edited and financially backed the missionary magazine "Tidings." She died on January 13, 1927.
Language of Materials
Nine letters written by Freewill Baptist missionary Lavinia Coombs from Midnapore and Balasore, India, to Nellie Whittemore of Bowdoinham, Maine.
Organization and Arrangement
The letters are in chronological order.
Acquisition and Custody Information
Gift of Julia King, Winter 1997-1998. Accession No.: 98-004.
Alternative Formats Available
Transcripts are available.
- Guide to the Lavinia Coombs letters, Feb. 21, 1887-July 4, 1892
- Edited Full Draft
- Kat Stefko
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- Description is in: English
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