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Welton P. Farrow was born in Tryon, Prince Edward Island, Canada, on December 10, 1898 with his twin brother, Harold J. Farrow. In 1938, after 18 years of living apart, they visited each other in Waterville, Maine, and at the request of a researcher named D. C. Rife from the University of Ohio, they invited pairs of twins to meet together in order to conduct research on the subjects of twins.
Collection, 1938-1976, consists of the papers of the Maine Twin Party organization. Includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and a film reel documenting their semi-annual parties celebrating twins, and their research benefits. This party started as a small gathering for research, it expanded into a state organization that continued until the mid 1950s.
Health and Medicine, Social Life and Customs
Genetics and Genomics | United States History
Size of Collection
2 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Dates of Collection
1938-1976, bulk 1938-1955
SpC MS 1782
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Maine Twin Party Papers, 1938-1976" (2018). Finding Aids. Number 436.