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Benson, Jennie.


Biographical Statement

Jennie M. Benson (born, ca. 1853) majored in English studies at Wheaton College from 1872-75. She was highly esteemed in the hearts of her classmates, as evidenced by the numerous kind sentiments inscribed into her book of reminiscences.

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Jennie Benson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: I
Identifier: SC-128
Scope and Contents This small book, embossed in gold lettering depicting the word "Autographs," is Jennie Benson's 1882 collection of reminiscenses from her Wheaton College classmates. Each page presents a poem, warm sentiment or simply the name of friends who signed it. The handwriting, scripted in various colors of ink, demonstrates the straight, elegant, deliberate cursive of the day. A typical inscription reads, "Dear Jennie, Be assured that you will never be forgotten by your room-mate of 1872. Ella...
Dates: Created: 1872-1878; Other: Majority of material found in 1872-1878