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Guide to the Butler-Laing Family Papers
1804-1892 (bulk 1865-1871)
 MS 94

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Creator: Butler-Laing family
Title: Butler-Laing Family Papers
Dates: 1804-1892 (bulk 1865-1871)
Abstract: The Butler-Laing Family Papers come from three generations of an American family from the northeast. These Papers chiefly shed light on the daily lives of women of the Butler Family. The Papers extend from 1818 to 1892. The bulk, from 1865 through 1871, encompasses Mrs. Laing's detailed diaries and letters from Rome and all of her grown daughter Mary's letters to her. Also included in the collection are a shipboard diary of Mrs. Laing's voyage to and from China in 1836-1837 and a diary of her husband on one of his many voyages, 1846-1847.
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet in two boxes and shelved volumes
Call Phrase: MS 94