Catherine Adams Little papers

Description

Series XIII. Papers of Catherine Adams Little, (1823-1923), 1728-1903, includes letters received in the 1890s, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, and a letter from Ebenezer Adams (1853). Financial materials include household receipts (1900). Legal materials include a deed of division (Abraham Adams, 1728), a plot plan (estate of Daniel Adams 1728), and probate (designation of Catherine as guardian of Daniel and Eliza 1878). The series is arranged in three subseries according to material type.

Details

Descriptive Terms

housebooks
correspondence
receipts (financial records)
deeds
site plans
financial records
legal documents

Physical Description

10 folders

Finding Aid Info

Paper finding aid available in Library and Archives

Collection Code

MS016

Collection Name

Little family papers

Date of Acquisition

1986

Reference Code

MS016.13

Acquisition Type

Bequest

Record Details

Originator

Little, Catherine Adams, 1823-1923 (Recipient)

Material Type

correspondence
receipts (financial records)
deeds
site plans
financial records
legal documents

Description Level

Subgroup

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Born in 1823, Catherine Adams Little married Edward Henry Little on March 21, 1850. She outlived her husband by nearly 50 years and died in 1923 at the age of 99. Remembered as a person of strong character by many who knew her, Catherine Little was the cornerstone of the extended family that occupied and visited the house in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This subgroup is arranged in the following series:1. Correspondence, 1853, 1890s-19032. Financial records, 19003. Legal papers, 1728, 1843, 1878