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Genealogical material and memorabilia

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Subseries B, Genealogical material and memorabilia, 1822-1871, undated (#1.18-1.21, C.1.1-C.1.4, OB.1.6), contains clippings, ephemera, genealogical material, memorabilia, and a marriage certificate. The clippings include articles regarding the ancestry of Abraham Lincoln (U.S. President, 1861-1865) and Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), author of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic"; and articles regarding the life and activities of Marie Vipont deRiviere (Doane) Merwin (1878-1965) and Edward Payson Merwin (died 1936). The ephemera includes postcards from Tarporley, County of Cheshire, England, United Kingdom; a list of paintings associated with the Merwin House in Stockbridge, Massachusetts; and a flyer regarding the Eastham, Massachusetts, windmill on Cape Cod. Genealogical material includes genealogical charts; clippings; and family history and genealogical notes regarding the Doane and Merwin families. Also included in the subseries is an 1871 marriage certificate for William Edward Doane (1842-1923) and Elizabeth Adeline (Wilson) Doane (1846-1932); and a wallet belonging to Marie Vipont deRiviere (Doane) Merwin (1878-1965), which includes a miniature magnifying glass, photographs of the Merwin House, and related material. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by record type, and then by topic.

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Collection Name
Merwin House collection
Collection Code
MS041
Dates
1822-1871, undated
Acquisition Type
Bequest
Date of Acquisition
1966
Physical Description
Genealogies (1 file box, 1 carton, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Sub-series
Credit Line
Bequest of Marie Vipont deRiviere (Doane) Merwin (1878-1965), 1966\n
GUSN
291928
Reference Code
MS041.03.02

Record details

Material Type
genealogies
Places
Stockbridge (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.)
Location Note
HGO-02-105-A-E-204; HGO-02-105-A-F-104; HGO-02-105-A-E-106

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