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Sears family of Waltham photographic collection

Description

The Sears family photographic collection consists of thirteen folders of personal photographs of the Sears family of Waltham, Mass., and one photograph album that belonged to Francis P. Sears.

Details

Collection Name
Sears family of Waltham photographic collection
Collection Code
PC060
Dates
1885-1901, undated
Abstract
A collection of photographs taken of and by the Sears family of Waltham.
Physical Description
13 folders; 1 album
Finding Aid Info
An electronic finding aid is available through Historic New England's Collections Access Portal. A paper finding aid is available in the Library & Archives.
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Collection
Custodial History
The materials in this collection were originally discovered in the attic of the Sears family home but were transferred to the Lyman Estate.
GUSN
283657
Reference Code
PC060

Historical/Biographical Note

The Sears family of Waltham was connected with the Paine family, also of Waltham, through marriage. The Paine family is in part descended from Thomas Lyman. Although much of the connection between the Sears family and the Lyman family is unknown, the materials in this collection were originally found in the attic of the Sears family home, but they were transferred to the Lyman Estate, through which they came into the possession of Historic New England (then the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities).

For more information about the Paine family, visit Stonehurst (www.stonehurstwaltham.org), their family home.

Historic New England's Library & Archives holds a great deal of material related to the Lyman family. For more information, contact the Library & Archives.

Material in other collections

Stonehurst, the Estate of Robet Treat Paine (www.stonehurstwaltham.org)

Arrangement

This collection is organized into 13 folders. There is also one photograph album.

Record details

Originator
Probably Sears family of Waltham
Other People
Sears family of Waltham
Sears, Francis Peabody
Descriptive Terms
families
group portraits
Material Type
photographs
Places
Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Restrictions
This collection is available for research.
Location Note
HGO-01-001-F-X-3, HGO-01-001-H-A-24
Related Items
"The Uplands" - Waltham, Mass. — The Uplands was owned by the Lyman family, which was related to the Sears family.
Waltham, The Vale — The Vale was owned by the Lyman family, which was related to the Sears family.
Photographs of The Vale — The Vale was owned by the Lyman family, which was related to the Sears family.
Accruals Note
Accruals are not expected.
Language Note
This collection is entirely in English.
Physical Access Restrictions
There are no physical restrictions on this collection.
Preferred Citation
Item identification. Folder #. Sears family of Waltham collection (PC060). Historic New England, Library & Archives.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Library & Archives staff in the early 1980s. This finding aid was written by Abigail Cramer, 2013.
Rules and Conventions
This finding aid is DACS-compliant.

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