Family papers

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Personal papers of members of a single family; usually of parents and their children, but sometimes including papers of spouses and their families as well.

Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

Milton L. Goldstein Collection

Identifier: MSS.0174

This collection contains 11 file folders with correspondence, holiday greeting cards, newsletter, newspaper clippings, one photograph, programs, and various memorabilia belonging to Milton L. Goldstein.

Dates: 1933 - 1978

David Morris Harding Family Papers

Identifier: MSS.0857

This collection is primarily composed of business and personal receipts of David Morris Harding and his wife, Fanny Gieves Harding, from the early 19th century. It also includes a few letters, account statements and books, land records/surveys, and miscellaneous notes. David Morris Harding is the Uncle of William Giles Harding of Belle Meade Plantation.

Dates: 1797 - 1869

William Giles Harding Papers

Identifier: MSS.0189
Scope and Contents This .42 linear feet collection is divided into three series: Series I includes original, handwritten general correspondence sent to William Giles Harding primarily from Matthew Fontaine Maury, 1827-1872. The letters discuss Agricultural and Meterological Societies, importation of Llamas and Alpacas from South America to Tennessee, the Civil War, and politics. It also includes an address by Matthew Fontaine Maury before the...
Dates: 1827-1872

Albert W. Harris Papers

Identifier: MSS.0193
Scope and Content of Collection: The A.W. Harris Papers are contained within one Hollinger box of 25 folders. The collection is primarily composed of the financial transactions, various correspondences, newsletters and horse pedigree papers from the Trotting Horse Breeders Association. The collection holds eight folders of receipts from the years 1861-1874, those of his wife Fannie A. Wilson, his in-law relatives Thomas B. Wilson, and W.L. Wilson; showcasing the sale of domestic goods, real estate, labor and livestock. Some...
Dates: undated

Andrew and Mattie Haun Papers

Identifier: MSS.0197
Scope and Content Note

This small collection of two Hollinger boxes (.84 linear feet) contains correspondence and personal and biographical materials relating to Andrew Jacob Haun and Mattie Francis Oliver Haun, aunt and uncle of the southern writer Mildred E. Haun, whose papers are also held by Special Collections in the Vanderbilt University Library

Dates: multiple

Edward Dickson Hicks Family Papers

Identifier: MSS.0855

The E.D. Hicks Family Papers collection contains the personal and buisness records of the Hicks family. The collection spans the life of four generations of the Hicks family. The Hicks family was a prominent cattle farm owning family in Nashville, Tennessee. The majority of this collection's materials focus on the 2nd and 4th generations of the family.

Dates: 1798 - 1975

Morton Boyte Howell Papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS.0217
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 1 document of 44 pages. It lists the descendants of Morton Boyte Howell, son of Robert Boyte Crawford Howell and Mary Ann Morton Toy.

Compiled by Adam G. Adams – 1974

Dates: 1974

John P. Hyden Collection

Identifier: MSS.0221

This collection contains a handwritten notebook with notes, explanations of mathematic principles, and equations written during the early 19th century.

Dates: 1822-circa 1850

Julius Christian Jacobsen Papers

Identifier: MSS.0753

This .21 linear ft. collection contains correspondence, some handwritten, written by Julius Jacobsen while he worked in Colombia, South America. Most date from 1936-1941. The majority of the letters describe his time in Colombia and business activities.

Dates: 1936 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939

Thomas S. Jones/John R. Jones Family Papers

Identifier: MSS.0231
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the accounting records of a plantation in Charleston, Mississippi; the correspondence of two brothers, Thomas S. Jones [who was in charge of the plantation] and John R. Jones [who was practicing medicine in Marshall County, Tennessee]; and speech. Buleah Davis donated this collection in 1939.

Dates: 1848 - 1859

James Hampton Kirkland Papers

Identifier: MSS.0877
Scope and Content Note The Papers of James Hampton Kirkland, the second chancellor of Vanderbilt University, are composed of eighteen cubic feet of material that represent Kirkland’s life, particularly his tenure at Vanderbilt (Professor of Latin, 1886 - 1893, Chancellor, 1893 - 1937, Chancellor Emeritus 1937 - 1939). The collection is organized into these series: Correspondence, Writings, Personal and Biographical, Academic Career, Organizations/Institutions, Newspaper...
Dates: 1859 - 1939

Mctyeire-Baskervill Papers

Identifier: MSS.0283

The McTyeire-Baskervill Papers consist of the papers of Vanderbilt co-founder Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire, the papers of college administrator Jane McTyeire Baskervill, and the papers of English professor William Malone Baskervill.

Dates: 1848 - 1963

John Metzger Family Papers

Identifier: MSS.0847

Aaron Ogden Collection

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081048299394]
Identifier: MSS.0318

A letter written by Aaron Ogden.

Dates: February 2th, 1803

Ogden Family Papers

Identifier: MSS.0690

John C. Orr Collection

Identifier: MSS.0319

Peterson Family Papers

Identifier: MSS.0631

William Jesse Prichard Collection

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 30081048299287]
Identifier: MSS.0345

This collection contains one bound volume on the legacy of William Jesse Prichard and his descendants titled, “The Prichards of Mississippi and Tennessee”. The volume traces and documents the story of the Prichard clan who migrated from North Carolina to Kentucky to Louisiana and then on to Mississippi and middle Tennessee from 1786 to 1999.

Dates: 2001

Puryear-Rodes Family Letters

Identifier: MSS.0737
Scope and Content Note This small collection of letters and transcripts is comprised of 1.04 linear feet of manuscript material, ranging in date from 1892 until the death of Sara Puryear Rodes on August 21, 1997. Other important dates for this collection are the time around the wedding of Sara Puryear and Allan Battle Rodes on October 8, 1929. This collection of correspondence chronicles the everyday business and lives of Sara Puryear Rodes and her husband Allan Battle Rodes and their...
Dates: 1892-1997

Newton Ford Raines Collection

Identifier: MSS.0354

The collection contains materials related to Newton Ford Raines' admission to Vanderbilt University.

Dates: 1875 - 1876


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