Collection of Minerva Eliza Leland Materials
Scope and Contents
This collection includes correspondence,coursework, biographical information and account books of Minerva E. Leland. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Leland to various correspondents btween 1867 and 1905. The collection also contains materials belonging to friends and relatives of Leland, such as letters and account books.
- Other: Date Not Yet Determined
- Leland, Minerva Eliza (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials to be used on site during regualr Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be poossible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Materials may be protected by copyright.
Biographical / Historical
Minerva Eliza Leland (1859-1943) of Newton Lower Falls, achieved note as a High School teacher and alumni of both Colby College and Harvard. The daughter of school teacher, Luther E. Leland and Mrs. Ellen M. Leland, she received her collegial education at Colby College, formerly known as Colby University, where she graduated with a Master of Science degree. Throughout her years at Colby, Leland was a member of Sigma Kappa, the college's first female sorority. In addition, her various works never failed to reflect her high intellect. Leland was the middle child of two siblings, her older brother, Samuel Leland, and her younger brother, Waldo G. Leland. She never married, and lived ost of her life in her home town, Newton Lower Falls, MA.
1.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Materials arranged in four series: Correspondence, Coursework, Biographical information and Account/Cash books.
Acquired over a period of years by various gifts and purchases.
Materials acquired via gift or purchase.
- Caffens, Mary
- Colby College -- Alumni and alumnae
- Colby College -- History -- 19th Century -- Correspondence
- Colby College. College Archives
- Education of women -- History
- Hall, Edward W. (Edward Winslow), 1840-1910
- Lelack, Chelsea
- Leland, Ellen M.
- Leland, Luther E.
- Leland, Samuel
- Leland, Waldo G.
- Maine -- In letters
- Newton Lower Falls (Mass.)
- Personal correspondence
- Sigma Kappa Sorority -- Maine -- Waterville -- History
- Waterville (Me.)
- Wheeler, Grace
- Finding Aid to the Collection of Minerva Eliza Leland Materials
- Colby College Special Collections
- June 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Colby College Archives Repository