Coburn, Louise (1856 - 1949)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Botanist, poet, pioneer in Maine women's higher education, Louise Helen Coburn was born, raised and lived much of her life in Skowhegan, ME. She was a second generation attendee of Colby College, the second woman to ever graduate there, the first female trustee, and a founder of the sorority Sigma Kappa. She wrote science books and pamphlets, as well as poetry, and was the editor of the Maine Naturalist. She created the Skowhegan History House Museum which still exists as a museum and research center.

Selected Bibliography

  • Flora Of Birch Island In Attean Pond (1920)
  • The Passage Of The Arnold Expedition Through Skowhegan (1922)
  • Skowhegan On The Kennebec (1932)

Selected Websites