Clough, Maria Louise scrapbook

Clough, Maria Louise.
Maria Louise Clough scrapbook.  - 1886-1887.

9 cm of textual records (1 v.)

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Maria Louisa Clough (1834-1906) nee Dole was born in Alna, Maine to Rebecca and Albert Dole. On November 20, 1856 Maria married Lucien Bonaparte Clough, a lawyer and later judge, and the couple had two children, Rebecca (b. 1864) and Albert (b. 1870). The Clough family resided in Manchester, New Hampshire where Maria died in 1906.


The fonds consists of one scrapbook kept by Maria Louise Clough while on a trip from Boston to England, Scotland, France and Italy in 1886 and 1887.  The scrapbook contains cards, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and realia (including plant material), and gives an interesting insight into the activities and tastes of a young woman of that day. Among the contents are: Cunard ephemera (including deck plans, menus, passenger list), theatre ephemera (including Henry Irving in Faust at the Lyceum), a cigarette, lace, Westminster Abbey ephemera, transportation tickets, a moving-part Christmas card, fringe forming part of the decoration of the funeral car of the Duke of Wellington, postcards, engravings, hotel ephemera, identified leaves and flowers, etc.


  • Title from content of the fonds.
  • Extent is measured in linear metres of shelf space as occupied by the fonds.
  • Purchased as part of the Verbeke Collection in 1969.
  • View the Clough scrapbook here

Call number: WA 24