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Diana Forbes-Robertson Collection on Maxine Elliott

Identifier: SpC MS 0181

Scope and Contents

Letters, diaries, notes, articles, photos, clippings, and theater memorabilia collected by Miss Forbes-Robertson for her book My Aunt Maxine.


  • Creation: 1846-1940


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Maxine Elliott was born Jessie Dermot, in 1868 in Rockland, Maine. She was an actress who appeared in her first play in 1890 and her last in 1920. She owned and played in the Maxine Elliott Theater, in New York which opened in 1908. She died in 1940.

Biographical Note

Diana Forbes Robertson was Maxine Elliott's niece, she was an author, and married Vincent Sheean.


3 linear feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Diana Forbes-Robertson Sheean (biographer of Maxine Elliott) in 1967.

Guide to the Diana Forbes-Robertson Collection on Maxine Elliott
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States