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On November 18, 1897, junior student Bertha Lane Mellish vanished from Mount Holyoke College. Her…

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Missing Person flyer offering a $500 reward for help finding missing student Bertha Lane Mellish. This broadside, which includes a portrait of Bertha Mellish, was posted December 10, 1897, during the search for missing Mount Holyoke College student.ALT

On November 18, 1897, junior student Bertha Lane Mellish vanished from Mount Holyoke College. Her disappearance remains an unsolved mystery.

I’m currently working on a research project that involves the Mellish case. I’ll be posting more! Today it feels especially important to say her name.

Clipping from newspaper (The San Francisco Call on November 24, 1897) reads as follows: "Missing from the College: Strange Disappearance of Miss Bertha Mellish."ALT

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