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Knox College Library
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Martha Ward Farnham Webster Papers 1846-1933



Repository: Knox College Special Collections and Archives
Creator: Webster, Martha Ward Farnham
Title: Martha Ward Farnham Webster Papers
Dates: 1846-1933
Quantity: 1 box
Identification: Manuscripts #42
Language: English

Biographical Notes

Martha Farnham Webster(1846-1933))was the daughter of Galesburg founders, Eli Farnham and Jerusha Loomis, and was born Galesburg in 1846. She graduated from Knox College in 1869, taught at Knox from 1969-1870, married Charles Ashley Webster in 1881, and received an honorary degree from Knox College in 1919. Martha Farnham Webster was an author, historian and a co-founder of the Knox County Historical Society.

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The collection consists of speeches and drafts of historical works by Martha Farnham Webster, most pertaining to Galesburg, Knox College and Knox County, Illinois.

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Donor: Bessie Loomis Hinckley

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