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Hazel Bliss Finlay Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG Nwk Finlay-(Main)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to Miss Townsend's School, a private secondary school for girls in Newark. Included are copies of the Sphinx, the school's literary magazine, from 1908 and 1909. Also included are commencement programs and invitations (1906-1909), programs from school plays and recitals, and a booklet of songs written for the school by Frances Leavitt.


  • 1905 - 1909

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission from the Newark Public Library.

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Biographical / Historical

Hazel Bliss was born in Newark on 27 May 1889, the daughter of Harry A. Bliss, a jeweler for Allsopp and Bliss. She attended Miss Townsend's School in Newark during the first decade of the 20th century. She married Ebenezer Rowland Finlay in New Jersey in 1914. The Finlays later settled in Michigan, where Hazel died on 11 March 1985.


.21 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift Marianne H. Earl, Finlay's granddaughter.

Thomas Ankner
Jan 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States