Amelia Little papers

Description

Series XXIV. Papers of Amelia Worth Little (1892-1986), 1900-1985, undated (#18.257-23.298) includes many items that document the farm's history in the twentieth century. These include correspondence she received (especially cards and postcards), financial records (account books, bank statements, check stubs, and miscellaneous bills), genealogical research, inventories of furniture, linens, and silver, legal papers (birth certificate and wills), address books, notebooks, and diaries, and miscellaneous literary and printed materials and photographs. The photographs included in these papers span the twentieth century and include family photographs as well as many that document projects on the farm after it became a property of Historic New England. The series is arranged in five subseries according to material type.

Details

Descriptive Terms

genealogy (discipline)
books
motion pictures (visual work)
plays (document genre)
correspondence
account books
bank statements
check stubs
inventories
birth certificates
wills
writings (document genre)
ephemera
photographs

Physical Description

Family papers (42 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

MS016.24

Acquisition Type

Bequest

Places

Newbury (Orange county, Vermont)
Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Little, Amelia Worth, 1892-1986 (Correspondent)

Material Type

correspondence
account books
bank statements
check stubs
inventories
birth certificates
wills
writings (document genre)
ephemera
photographs

Other Organizations

Newburyport High School

Description Level

Subgroup

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Amelia Worth Little (1892-1986) was a dietitian in the Groton School, Groton, Massachusetts, from 1945 to 1960. She had previously worked at the Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island and the Junior League in Boston. She was a member of the Historical Society of Old Newbury, the League of Women Voters, Merrimac Pines Watershed Council ,and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now, Historic New England). She was also a member of the First Church of Newbury and was a devoted Sunday school teacher to teenagers. Ms. Little was the last surviving owner of the Spencer-Peirce-Little farmhouse; upon her death in 1986, the property came to Historic New England.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This subgroup is arranged as follows:1. Correspondence, 1900-19852. Financial records, 1969-19823. Genealogy, undated4. Inventories, undated5. Legal papers, 1933-19706. Literary papers, 1964, undated7. Miscellaneous, 1900-1983, undated8. Photographs, 1885-1993, undated