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Barrett Family Papers, 1774-1966

Collection of manuscripts from the Barrett family of Barrett House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire 

Exterior view of Barrett House
Barrett House in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, September 9, 1912.


The Barrett family papers document the Barrett, Bullard, Barr, and Wade families, all associated with Barrett House (also known as "Forest Hall"), an elegant country house in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, and their lives in a New Hampshire mill village. Materials in the collection document in word and image personal, business, and cultural life as well as the history of New Ipswich.

This collection contains:

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Legal documents
  • Financial records
  • Printed materials

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Invitation to Old Home Week
The Old Home Week Association of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, featured Barrett House on the invitation to Old Home Week in 1986.
Letter from Appleton to Wade
A letter from William Sumner Appleton to Caroline Barr Wade (Mrs. Winthrop H. Wade), July 15, 1939.
Carpet Warehouse receipt, 1865
Carpet Warehouse receipt for nineteen yards of Ex Super Carpeting, 1865.
Agreement for the division of fences at Barrett House
Agreement for the division of fences signed by Martha Barrett and John Preston, 1839.
Barrett Family Papers, 1774-1966