Poor, Ella Farrington,
Poor papers, 1897-ca.1899, 1911.
Manuscript Collection: MS 0793
Agency History/Biographical note:
Ella Marian Farrington was born on November 17, 1876 in Portland,
Maine to James Roger Farrington and Ella Frances Rowe Farrington.
She attended Portland High School and then went to Mount Holyoke
College between 1895-1899, majoring in Greek and minoring in
Latin and German. She worked at Mount Holyoke College between
1899-1900 as a tutor in Greek and Latin and also from 1900-1901
as a reader in Latin. She taught in Potter Academy Sebago, Maine
from 1901-1903. On September 2, 1902 she married Howard E. Poor,
a farmer and they had four children. She died at the age of seventy-three
in Gorham, Maine on May 30, 1950.
Scope and Content:
The Ella Farrington Poor Papers contains course records, biographical
information and photographs. The material in the collection consists
chiefly of notes and laboratory notebooks reflecting her study
of art history, botany, medieval and modern history and zoology
in 1897-1898 while she was a student at Mount Holyoke College.
These papers also include a biographical note about her, ca.
1911 and three copies of a photograph showing her in cap and
gown, probably when she graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1899.
Cite as: Ella Farrington Poor Papers, Mount Holyoke
College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.