Stow, Sarah D. Locke,
Manuscript Collection: MS 0591
Agency History/Biographical note:
Sarah Deborah Locke was born on May 23, 1836 in Ashburnham,
Massachusetts to William and Marinda Adams Locke. She graduated from
Mount Holyoke Seminary in 1859, and taught there until 1868. On
April 7, 1868 she married Reverend John Murdock Stow. He died in
1877, and Sarah Stowe returned to Mount Holyoke in 1878 to teach.
She retired in 1889. She published "History of the First Half
Century of Mount Holyoke" in 1887, as well as other books. Sarah
Locke Stow died on January 9, 1927 in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
Scope and Content:
The Sarah D. Locke Stow Papers chiefly contain letters to family
members, including a brother in the Civil War, and friends, notably
the Humphrey family, which describe her life as a student and teacher
at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1855-1868. Also includes her
student compositions, other writings and biographical material.
Cite as: Sarah D. Locke Stow Papers, Mount Holyoke
College, Archives and Special Collections, South
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted