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Papers of the Coleman family

Description

Series XVI, Papers of the Coleman family, 1785-ca.1861, undated (#C.2.32-C.2.39, OB.2.8, OB.3.12), contains Elizabeth Low (Coffin) Coleman's (b. 1813) diary, which focuses on domestic life and highlights Elizabeth's interaction with family and friends; attendance at tea parties; and trips to Boston, Massachusetts. Also included, is an 1825 class list belonging to Elizabeth. The papers of Jeremiah Coleman (dates unknown) include correspondence; military commission and discharge papers; estate papers; and site plans. An 1808 edition of the Newburyport Herald newspaper, containing the marriage announcement of Mary (Chute) Coleman (dates unknown) and Jeremiah Coleman (dates unknown), and personal correspondence comprise the papers of Mary (Chute) Coleman (dates unknown). Moses Coleman's (dates unknown) papers contains time tables from the Metropolitan Railroad, where Coleman worked as the superintendent, and an envelope from the National Horse and Carriage Mart of Moses Coleman and Son in Boston, Massachusetts. The series is arranged alphabetically by name, and thereunder by record type.

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Details

Collection Name
Coffin family papers
Collection Code
MS010
Dates
1785-1861, undated
Date of Acquisition
1929
Physical Description
Family papers (1 carton, 2 oversize folders)
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Series
GUSN
296462
Reference Code
MS010.17

Record details

Material Type
family papers
Location Note
Folders C.2.32-C.2.39, OB.2.8, OB.3.12

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