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Abigail E. Batchelder, Cora M. (Giles) Haley, Japan, Americans in Japan, Letters, Letters from Japan, Japanese Paper, 1900's, 1910's, Gorham Normal School



Abigail E. Batchelder and Cora M. (Giles) Haley, graduates in the Second Class of 1899 of Gorham Normal School, lived and taught in Japan at the turn of the 20th century. The collection consists of letters to their former landlady and mentor, describing the people, landscape, and society there.

Date Range:

1906-1908, 1915-1916, 1918

Size of Collection:

0.25 ft.



The collection was donated by Mrs. W.M. Sweetser, grand-daughter of Mrs. Tibbets who received the letters.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The Batchelder–Haley Letters are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her legal heirs and assigns.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections,



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