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Føroya Landsbókasavn | National Library of the Faroe Islands (Tórshavn, Faroe Islands)

     Sample collection on women migrants at the National Library of the Faroe Islands below

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    Collection: Brævasavn Mariu Mikkelsen (1877-1956) | Maria Rebekka Mikkelsen Letters (1877-1956) (Faroe Islands, Denmark: c. 1900-1956)

    Description: Maria R. Mikkelsen, born in Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands, emigrated to Denmark in 1898, where she completed her education and found permanent employment as a registrar for the Danish State Archives. She quickly became a leader of the Faroese community in Copenhagen, where she remained until her retirement. She spent her final years, 1947-1956, in Tórshavn. Mikkelsen authored one short story and translated extensively, but she also played a less visible role in assisting other Faroese authors in proofreading their work and preparing it for print publication in Denmark.

    Mikkelsen’s letter collection is the largest collection of migrant women’s letters in the National Library of the Faroe Islands.

    Archive address: J.C. Svabos gøta 16, Postboks 61, 110 Tórshavn

    Reference number: E 779 a2-a26

    Links: A full list of correspondents is available in the catalogue entry. The official website of the National Library of the Faroe Islands is here.

    ContributorKatelin Parsons