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Amelia Little papers

Description

Series XXIV. Papers of Amelia Worth Little (1892-1986), 1900-1985, undated (#18.257-23.298) includes many items that document the farm's history in the twentieth century. These include correspondence she received (especially cards and postcards), financial records (account books, bank statements, check stubs, and miscellaneous bills), genealogical research, inventories of furniture, linens, and silver, legal papers (birth certificate and wills), address books, notebooks, and diaries, and miscellaneous literary and printed materials and photographs. The photographs included in these papers span the twentieth century and include family photographs as well as many that document projects on the farm after it became a property of Historic New England. The series is arranged in five subseries according to material type.

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Details

Collection Name
Little family papers
Collection Code
MS016
Dates
1900-1984, undated
Acquisition Type
Bequest
Date of Acquisition
1986
Physical Description
Family papers (42 folders)
Finding Aid Info
Paper finding aid available in Library and Archives
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Subgroup
GUSN
179627
Reference Code
MS016.24

Historical/Biographical Note

Amelia Worth Little (1892-1986) was a dietitian in the Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts, from 1945 to 1960. She had previously worked at the Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island and the Junior League in Boston. She was a member of the Historical Society of Old Newbury, the League of Women Voters, Merrimac Pines Watershed Council ,and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now, Historic New England). She was also a member of the First Church of Newbury and was a devoted Sunday school teacher to teenagers. Ms. Little was the last surviving owner of the Spencer-Peirce-Little farmhouse; upon her death in 1986, the property came to Historic New England.

Arrangement

This subgroup is arranged as follows:1. Correspondence, 1900-19852. Financial records, 1969-19823. Genealogy, undated4. Inventories, undated5. Legal papers, 1933-19706. Literary papers, 1964, undated7. Miscellaneous, 1900-1983, undated8. Photographs, 1885-1993, undated

Record details

Originator
Little, Amelia Worth, 1892-1986 (Correspondent)
Other Organizations
Newburyport High School
Descriptive Terms
books
genealogy (discipline)
motion pictures (visual work)
plays (document genre)
Material Type
account books
bank statements
birth certificates
check stubs
correspondence
ephemera
inventories
photographs
wills
writings (document genre)
Places
Newbury (Orange county, Vermont)
Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)

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