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Mildred A. Bonham Papers
Bernath Mss 231  
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Diaries

Box 1: 1

Mrs. B. F. Bonham, Salem, Oregon, July 17, 1884 - covers time in Oregon, and discusses mainly family and social events, including her husband's trip to Portland to celebrate President Cleveland's election, July 17, 1884-Sept. 24, 1885

Box 1: 2

Mrs. B. F. Bonham / Calcutta India, March 15, 1888 - covers time in Calcutta as well as a family visit to Colombo (Ceylon, now Sri Lanka). Back cover and second half of diary are severely water damaged. Subjects include involvement with the church, including missionary work; meeting Lord Dufferin; social gatherings and family matters, Mar. 15, 1988-July 18, 1889

Box 1: 3

Mildred F. Bonham's Journal, Calcutta, India, March 1890 - covers time in Calcutta through return to Oregon, discusses primarily family matters and events year to year, Mar. 25, 1890-Feb. 3, 1904

 

Scrapbook

Box 1: 4

For Mama from Ralphie, Calcutta, India, June 14, 1886 - contains primarily clippings relating to the Bonham family, including the death of their son Burton Bonham; religious poetry and articles about missionary work in India; and a series of articles about life in Calcutta written by Mildred Bonham, ca. 1886-1891

 

Photographs

Box 1: 5

Two loose photographs - one portrait of a woman in formal clothes (possibly Mildred Bonham); one portrait of man with high wheeler, both taken in India

 

Photograph albums

Box 2: 1

Large brown leather album with metal corner details containing 50 black and white portraits of Bonham family and friends, primarily taken in Oregon and Idaho, a few in Calcutta, including a portrait of Mildred.

Box 2: 2

Large brown leather album containing 28 black and white portraits, many of babies and children.

Box 2: 3

Blue velvet album with 18 portraits, taken primarily in Calcutta and Idaho, some identified on backs. Many photos coming loose.

Box 2: 4

Small leather tooled album with metal accents with 49 portraits, mostly of the Bonham family and taken in Oregon. Includes two tin types.