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M-559 Lord, Mary Ann Converse Collection

ABSTRACT: Ephemera collected by Mary Ann Converse Lord, 1893-1920.

SCOPE: This collection contains programs for various events held in and near Parker, South Dakota, including society meetings, concerts, and a centennial birthday celebration. Several programs include marginal notes. The collection also includes several manuscript poems and the text of a speech given at a meeting of the Woman’s Presbyterial Missionary Society.

EXTENT: One folder.

HISTORY: Mary Ann “Nettie” Converse Lord (1853-1933) was born in Connecticut and eventually moved to Parker, South Dakota. Her husband, Louis Kossuth Lord, whom she married in 1872, became the president of the First National Bank of Parker. Nettie was listed as one of the directors of the bank alongside her husband, her sister Anner, and her brother-in-law Frederick Clisby. She also played the violin in the Parker orchestra and was active in local missionary societies.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."