Papers of the Coleman family

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts


1785-1861, undated

Location Note

Folders C.2.32-C.2.39, OB.2.8, OB.3.12



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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.


Descriptive Terms

family papers

Physical Description

Family papers (1 carton, 2 oversize folders)

Collection Code


Collection Name

Coffin family papers

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Record Details

Material Type

family papers

Description Level


Location Note

Folders C.2.32-C.2.39, OB.2.8, OB.3.12