US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.53
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Selden Lincoln Whitcomb papers 1883-1906
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Seldon Whitcomb was born in Grinnell, Iowa, graduated from Grinnell College in 1887, and was professor of English at the college from 1895-1905. Additionally he was a poet and a writer.
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Seldon Whitcomb spent most of his life in Grinnell, IA. He was born here, graduated from Iowa College in 1887, and returned to teach English from 1895-1905. In this collection are two personal journals, a poetry manuscript, and a notebook of nature observations with a few specimens pressed between the pages.
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Poetry manuscripts were donated to the Archives by Grace Parsons Peck; provenance of journals and notebook is unknown.