1851-1905 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF 85+ MULTI GENERATIONAL FAMILIES INCLUDING THE REED, WOOD AND MERRILL FAMILIES OF NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS

By: REED, WOOD, MERRILL FAMILIES et al

Price: $1,855.99

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On offer is an original archive of 85+ letters and approximately a dozen pieces of ephemera being an archive of multi generation family correspondence between sisters, nieces, brothers and cousins in north central Massachusetts and dating from 1851 through 1905 but primarily 1855 - 1890. The main recipient is Hattie Reed, wife of James Reed. Research suggest 3 main tracks of correspondence: the Reed family, the Woods family and the Merrill family figure prominently in the letters but there are also letters from friends and other family including Fletcher, Boutelle, Willie Proctor, Emily Chandler, G. Blair, Daby +++. Most letters are dated Massachusetts towns: Lowell, Ayers, Farmingham, Amherst, Townsend Harbor, Norwood, East Cambridge and Ashburnham. Of the 85 letters approximately 19 are in what appears to be old German and some come from Europe and others from Maine. Research suggests from clues in the English language letters that Hattie was of German stock based in Maine [Monmouth]. This is a treasure of genealogy, history and Americana. VG.

Title: 1851-1905 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF 85+ MULTI GENERATIONAL FAMILIES INCLUDING THE REED, WOOD AND MERRILL FAMILIES OF NORTH CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS

Author Name: REED, WOOD, MERRILL FAMILIES et al

Categories: 19th Century Ephemera, 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview,

Publisher: LOWELL TOWNSEND HARBOR, AYERS MASSACHUSETTS MASS M, 1851

Binding: Manuscript

Book Condition: Very Good+

Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

Seller ID: 000951

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