Loraine Breed Coburn commonplace book
Scope and Content
Leather bound commonplace book kept by Loraine Breed Coburn from 1871 - 1895 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Coburn uses the commonplace book like a diary, with entries about daily activities, life events, and interactions with friends and family. Also included are poems and phrases from other sources. The book contains newsclippings and recipes that have been pasted and pinned on the pages and inside covers.
- 1871 - 1895
- Coburn, Loraine (Person)
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Loraine Breed Colburn was born in 1827 in Lowell, Massachusetts. She was married to Fordice (sometimes spelled Fordyce) Coburn, and they had one son who lived to adulthood named Frank Fordice Coburn, born November 12, 1849. The Coburns had two other children who both died in infancy - Adelaid Loraine and Harry Breed. Fordice passed away in 1882. It is unknown when Loraine passed away, though it was likely in the early 1900s.
Frank went on to become the principal of Lowell High School and the Lowell Normal School, making an impact on the local community. He passed away on February 11, 1908.
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Language of Materials
Leather bound commonplace book kept by Loraine Breed Coburn from 1871 - 1895 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Coburn uses the commonplace book like a diary, with entries about daily activities, life events, and interactions with friends and family. Kept from 1871 - 1895.
This is a single item collection.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The book's cover has separated from the binding, which is also unstable. There are metal pins throughout the book. Care is needed when handling.
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Purchased from Read'Em Again Books on May 17, 2019 by Lynn Eaton.
"Fordice Coburn[.]" Find A Grave, accessed August 26, 2022. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181392796/fordice-coburn.
"Frank Coburn[.]" My Heritage, accessed August 26, 2022. https://www.myheritage.com/names/frank_coburn.
"Frank F. Coburn[.]" Find A Grave, accessed August 26, 2022. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181392498/frank-f-coburn.
"Harry Breed Coburn[.]" Find A Grave, accessed August 26, 2022. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/181393622/harry-breed-coburn.
Martyn, Charles. The William Ward Genealogy; the History of the Descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass., 1638-1925, 531. United States: A. Ward, 1925.
The Purple and Gold. United States: Chi Psi Fraternity, 1908, 231-232.
The Sixth Decennial Catalogue. United States: n.p., 1902, 409.
Processing completed by Amanda Menjivar in August 2022. Finding aid completed by Amanda Menjivar in August 2022.
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