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Weld-Appleton Family Papers, 1860-1940

Collection of manuscripts of the Weld and Appleton families, the families of William Sumner Appleton, founder of Historic New England

Weld-Appleton group portrait
A group portrait of the Appleton family, May 1905.


The Weld-Appleton family papers document the life of the Appleton family in Beacon Hill (Boston) and West Newton, Massachusetts, and Santa Barbara, California, between 1860 and 1940, as well as their ancestors. The bulk of the collection is from the family of William Sumner Appleton and Harriott Coffin Sumner, their children, and specifically Dorothy Appleton Weld, who married George Weld in 1904.

This collection contains:

  • Photographs
  • Albums
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera

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Weld-Appleton Family Papers, 1860-1940