IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

 

 

TITLE:»IDA "BELLE" BANDFIELD HOLDEN (18??- 1905)

 

SUBTITLE:»»PAPERS, DATES:»1898-1905

0.5 linear inches

»QUANTITY:».5 inch.............

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ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 114) were donated in 1993 by »Helen George, whose grandmother, Maude Bandfield, was Belle Holden's niece.

ACCESS:

The papers are open for research.                    

COPYRIGHT:

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

Photocopied photographs in folder» 1.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Lea Keohane, 1994.  [HoldenIda.doc]

 


»Biography

            Begin text here:»Ida "Belle" Bandfield Holden was a schoolteacher in the Waterloo area at the turn of the century.  She was married to Anson Holden and together they had a daughter, Florence.  Anson Holden died of tuberculosis in 1899, less than a month after Belle Holden's mother passed away.  These deaths had a profound effect on Holden.  She remarried in 1904 and shortly thereafter took her own life.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The Ida "Belle" Bandfield Holden» papers date from »1898 to 1905 and measure 0.5 linear inches.  They include a Holden family tree, photocopied photographs of various Holdens, including Belle and Anson, and Belle Holden's diary.  The end of the diary contains Holden's obituary, further remarks on the Holden family, and excerpts from Holden's financial records.  The remarks were written by Helen George and give a brief description of the family members mentioned in Holden's diary, as well as further information about her death.  Belle Holden's diary details her daily routines as well as her frustration at her husband's illness and her grief following his death.

 

 

Related Collections

 

Begin text here:»Beverly George Everett papers.

            Everett is Holden's maternal granddaughter.

 

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Folder 1

»Holden family tree, 1840-1984

 

Photocopied photographs, 1885-1981

 

Diary, 1898-1905