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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1959-1973

Southern Methodist University

Marjorie Dakin correspondence

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Dakin, Marjorie
Title: Marjorie Dakin correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1959-1973
Bulk Dates: 1965-1968
Abstract: This collection contains letters written by Arthur Corey, Eva Grinnell, Carobeth Laird, and Harold Lund to Christian Scientist Marjorie Dakin. The letters date from 1959 to 1973.
Accession No: BridArch 208.06
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Marjorie Dakin was born December 5, 1911 in Gloucester, England to Ernest Edward Lane Dakin and Lilian Clayton. Dakin’s family immigrated to the United States in 1920, arriving in New York with a final destination of California. An active member of the Christian Science community, Marjorie Dakin met Arthur Corey briefly in 1947 or 1948. They were reacquainted later and became correspondents. While living in New York, she corresponded with several Christian Scientists including ethnographer Carobeth Laird, Harold Lund, and Eva Grinnell. Dakin died on April 13, 2002 in New York, New York.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence and enclosures from four individuals in the Christian Science community comprise the Marjorie Dakin correspondence. These letters are organized by individual and arranged by date.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into one series:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1959-1973

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

The collection is open for research use. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the Bridwell Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Dakin, Marjorie.
Corey, Arthur.
Grinnell, Eva.
Laird, Carobeth, 1895-1983.
Lund, Harold.
Christian Scientists -- New York.
Letters.

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Related Material

Arthur Corey papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marjorie Dakin correspondence, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to Bridwell Library by Marjorie Dakin in 1996.

Processing Information

This collection was arranged and described in 2011 by Elizabeth Lanier.

Finding aid written by

Elizabeth Lanier, 2011.

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Correspondence, 1959-1973

This series contains correspondence and enclosures from four individuals and is arranged chronologically. In the Harold Lund folder, there is a group of letters that was in an envelope marked “Keep Separate.” These items have been segregated from the rest of the material at the end of the folder.
Box Folder
672 1 Arthur Corey 1959-1973
2 Eva Grinnell 1965-1966
3 Carobeth Laird 1965-1968
4 Harold Lund 1966-1967

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