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Mabel Gleason Harkness

Mabel Gleason Harkness was American librarian. Certified library, New York. Trustee Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, 1971-1980, now emeritus. Member American Association of University Women (life), American Rock Garden Society (life), Alpine Garden Society (England), Scottish Rock Garden Club (life).

Background

  • Harkness, Mabel Gleason was born on January 20, 1913 in Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Charles Wilcox and Mabel Amy (Fulton) Gleason.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Rochester, 1935. Master of Arts, University Rochester, 1962. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Keuka College, 2003.

    Career

    • Library. Stromberg-Carlson Company, Rochester, New York, 1942-1951, Garden Center Rochester, 1953-1967, Monroe County (New York ) Bookmobile, 1952-1953. Now retired

      Volunteer cataloger Geneva (New York ) History Society. Editor Gleam magazine, Rochester Poetry Society, 1945, Engineer's Notebook, Stromberg-Carlson Company, 1946-1950, Garden Center Bulletin, 1955-1967.

      Co-founder, past president Western New York chapter Special Libraries Association, 1945.

    Major achievements

    • Certified library, New York.

    Works

    • Compiler: Harkness Seedlist Handbook 1986 (Worth award for botanical/horticultural writing American Rock Garden Society), second edition, 1993. Contributor articles on horticulture and local history to various publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Trustee Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, 1971-1980, now emeritus. Member American Association of University Women (life), American Rock Garden Society (life), Alpine Garden Society (England), Scottish Rock Garden Club (life).

    Personality

    Interests

    Musicology, architecture.

    Connections

    • Married Benjamin Olney, March 23, 1946 (deceased 1963). Married Bernard Emerson Harkness, September 5, 1964 (deceased 1980).
    • father: Charles Wilcox Gleason
    • mother: Mabel Amy (Fulton) Gleason
    • spouses: Benjamin Olney
    • Bernard Emerson Harkness
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    Died April 23, 2005
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1935
      University Rochester
    • 1962
      University Rochester
    • 2003
      Keuka College
    • 1942 - 1951
      Library Stromberg-Carlson Company
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1952 - 1953
      Library Stromberg-Carlson Company
    • 1953 - 1967
      Library Stromberg-Carlson Company