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Guide to the Frey Family Papers
1793-1917 (Bulk 1825-1890)
  MS 235

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1793-1917, undated

Scope and Contents note

Sixteen boxes. Arranged alphabetically by sender, into 102 subseries. Letters with multiple authors are filed under the first name to appear. Women, if married, are filed under their final surname.

Subseries 1. Letters sent, A
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letters sent, A
Subseries 2. Backus, E.F., 1833-1836

Scope and Contents note

Letters concern land purchase, property.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Letters sent, Backus, E.F.
1833-1836
Subseries 3. Baldwin family, 1793-1900

Scope and Contents note

Letters concern family news, deaths, and history.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Letters sent, Baldwin family
1793-1900
Subseries 4. Ball, Amy, 1899-1900

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Samuel Ludlow Frey regarding family history and genealogy.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Letters sent, Ball, Amy
1899-1900
Subseries 5. Ball, Jane G., 1861-1898

Scope and Contents note

Letters concerning family matters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Ball, Jane G.
1861-1898
Subseries 6. Ball, Margaret, 1859-1878, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding family matters, health, current events.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Ball, Margaret
1859-1878, undated
Subseries 7. Barber, Edwin A., 1881-1912

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Samuel Ludlow Frey regarding pottery, china, stoneware.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Barber, Edwin A.
1881-1912, undated
Subseries 8. Beardslee, Augustus, 1829, 1834-1838, 1859-1863

Scope and Contents note

Letters concerning financial matters, family (esp. the deaths of Philip Frey and Elizabeth Frey Beardslee), family strife.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Beardslee, Augustus
1829, 1834-1838, 1859-1863
Subseries 9. Beardslee, Elizabeth Frey, 1822-1837, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding family, local news, deaths of friend, brother, and child, medical and health matters, child rearing and weaning.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Beardslee, Elizabeth Frey
1822-1837, undated
Subseries 10. Beardslee, Ethel, 1910-1913, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters concern family news, books read, travels.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Letters sent: Beardslee, Ethel
1910-1913, undated
Subseries 11. Beekman, J.P. [John], 1838-1839

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding finances, wool.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Letters sent: Beekman, J.P.
1838-1839
Subseries 12. Beekman, Lydia, 1830-1866, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters concern family matters, especially condolence letters for the deaths of Henry Van Schaack Frey, Henry I. Frey, Elizabeth Frey Beardslee, and Phebe Ludlow.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Letters sent: Beekman, Lydia
1830-1866
Subseries 13. Beekman, Thomas, 1835-1863

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding property, finances, family deaths.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Letters sent: Beekman, Thomas
1835-1863
Subseries 14. Bishop, John C., 1855-1856

Scope and Contents note

Letters Johnny Frey and Samuel Ludlow Frey concerning school, penmanship, holidays, alcohol, farm life, weather, and politics.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Letters sent: Bishop, John C.
1855-1856
Subseries 15. Booth, Emma L., 1883-1898, undated

Scope and Contents note

Travel letters from Italy, Scotland.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Letters sent: Booth, Emma L.
1855-1856
Subseries 16. Briggs, B.F., 1866-1867

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Henry A. Frey regarding gold mining ventures in the Carolinas, especially at King's Mountain, N.C.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Letters sent: Briggs, B.F.
1866-1867
Subseries 17. Letters sent, B
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Letters sent: B
Subseries 18. Cantine, Christina, 1821-1852, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Caroline Ludlow Frey regarding courtship, friendship, local gossip, religion, social news, local and family deaths.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Cantine, Christina
1821-1829
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Cantine, Christina
1836-1852, undated
Subseries 19. Conkling family, 1813, 1826, 1845-1864, 1881

Scope and Contents note

Letters from Conkling family members regarding family matters, politics. Includes:

Alfred (1813, 1826, 1848, 1849), Alfred R. (1912), Aurelian (1845-1861), Harriette (1861-1881), Roscoe (1854, 1864).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Conkling family
1813, 1826, 1845-1864, 1881
Subseries 20. Cox family, 1833, 1854-1856

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters from Henry F. Cox, including two lengthy letters from abroad (Syria and Egypt, 1856, 1857) that describe his travels throughout the Mid East and down the Nile River. There are also letters from Margaret and Seraphine Cox.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Cox family
1833, 1854-1856
Subseries 21. Letters sent, C
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Ca-Cl
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Co-Cu
Subseries 22. Davies, Henry E., 1825-1870

Scope and Contents note

Letters, mostly to John Frey, concerning the Davies family, romantic advice, religion, Frey's financial matters, the Civil War.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Davies, Henry E.
1825-1870
Subseries 23. Deuel, F. Dygert, 1902-1904

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Samuel Ludlow Frey regarding Herkimer, Dygert and Deuel family genealogies, New York State history.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Deuel, F. Dygert
1902-1904
Subseries 24. Letters sent, D
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Letters sent: D
Subseries 25. Letters sent, E
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Letters sent: E
Subseries 26. Frey, Adelle Reynolds, 1866, 1872-1880, undated ["Dell"]

Scope and Contents note

Letters concerning the family farm, weather, family news, health.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Frey, Adelle
1866, 1872-1880, undated
Subseries 27. Frey, Augustus B., 1851-1883, 1903, 1917, undated ["Gus"]

Scope and Contents note

Letters to various family members dealing with family news, his work in the insurance industry, politics (particularly the election of 1860 and his enthusiasm over Lincoln), New York State excursions, the Civil War (Frey joined a Zouaves regiment, the 110th NYSV, in the Union Army summer of 1862), job prospects after the war, weather.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Frey, Augustus B.
1851-1862 July
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Frey, Augustus B.
1862 Sept.-1871
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Frey, Augustus B.
1873-1883, 1903, 1917, undated
Subseries 28. Frey, Caroline Ludlow, 1813-1872, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters to her various family members, children and husband concerning family matters, deaths, religion, health and ailments, advice to children, sewing.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Frey, Caroline Ludlow
1813-1862 June
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Frey, Caroline Ludlow
1862 Nov.-1872
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Frey, Caroline Ludlow (to Caroline Frey Winne)
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Frey, Caroline Ludlow
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Frey, Caroline Ludlow
Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Frey, Caroline Ludlow
Undated
Subseries 29. Frey, Caroline, 1873-1886 ["Carrie"]

Scope and Contents note

Mostly childhood letters to her grandfather concerning activities on the farm. Also letters from Wells College, Aurora, NY, describing her studies there.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Frey, Carrie
1874-1886
Subseries 30. Frey, Elizabeth Van Schaack, 1824-1833, undated ["Betsey"]

Scope and Contents note

Letters (most to her son John) offering advice, and detailing family news, her religious convictions, local gossip, and the deaths of three of her children.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Frey, Elizabeth Van Schaack
1824-1833, undated
Subseries 31. Frey, George H., 1873-1881

Scope and Contents note

Letters (most from Springfield, OH) regarding family news and deaths (particularly his father, wife, and children), family history, politics (esp. the 1876 election and Conkling), Custer, and other contemporary events.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Frey, George H.
1873-1881
Subseries 32. Frey, Helen, [1878]-1882, undated

Scope and Contents note

Childhood letters about the farm, family.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Frey, Helen
[1878]-1882, undated
Subseries 33. Frey, Henrietta Swift, 1875-1882 ["Etta"]

Scope and Contents note

Letters concerning family news, her children's activities.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Frey, Henrietta
1875-1882
Subseries 34. Frey, H[enry], 1847-1864

Scope and Contents note

Letters from Darien, WI, promoting Wisconsin and detailing local life, particularly farming, the railroad. Also discusses the family, health, weather, disease and death, finances, religion, politics (particularly the Republican Party and Roscoe Conkling), the impending secession, and the Civil War.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Frey, Henry ["H."]
1847-1864
Subseries 35. Frey, Henry A., 1854-1884, undated ["Harry"]

Scope and Contents note

Letters to family members (most from Cleveland, Chicago, and Indiana) regarding family matters, his involvement in coal dealing, various entrepreneurial schemes, continual financial troubles, his attempts to enlist in the Union army, involvement in the Civil War, and in a gold mining venture at King's Mountain, NC. Frey also discusses familial discord, his debts to family members, accusations of impropriety, the dissolution of his marriage, and his emotional troubles. There is a gap in the letters from 1864 to 1866.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Frey, Henry A.
1854-1858
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Frey, Henry A.
1859-1860
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Letters sent: Frey, Henry A.
1861-1862 July
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Frey, Henry A.
1862 Aug.-1873
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Frey, Henry A.
1874-1878
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Frey, Henry A.
1879
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Frey, Henry A.
1879-1884, undated
Subseries 36. Frey, Henry A. [probably son of Augustus B. Frey], 1912

Scope and Contents note

One letter about the birth of his son.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Frey, Henry A.
1912
Subseries 37. Frey, Henry I., 1820-1830, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters (most to son John) regarding family and farm news, health, land sales, local news.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Frey, Henry I.
1824-1828, undated
Subseries 38. Frey, Henry Van Schaack, 1824-1828

Scope and Contents note

Letters describing his school and fellow students, travels in New York State, future plans.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Frey, Henry Van Schaack
1824-1828
Subseries 39. Frey, J.W., 1858-1859

Scope and Contents note

Letters about family history, the death of his son.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Frey, J.W.
1858-1859
Subseries 40. Frey, John [1806-1886], 1825-1886, undated

Scope and Contents note

Early letters detail his schooling, legal studies, his religious conversion at the age of twenty, and his 1828 marriage to Caroline Ludlow. In late1829, Frey accompanied his brother Henry to St. Augustine, FL, where the latter hoped to find respite from his lung ailment. Letters from Florida describe local population, food, Henry's health and subsequent death in early 1830. Frey's letters from 1830 to 1865 concern his finances, family, legal matters, property and land sales, the farm and planting, limestone and willow trees, family strife with the Beardslees, and the Civil War. There is a gap in the letters from 1845 to 1850, and from 1865 to 1872. After 1872, and a move to Hoboken, N.J., the letters concern the death of his wife (1873), his job at the Custom House, New York City, grandchildren, family news and health. There is also a gap from 1874 to 1877.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Frey, John
1825-1827 May
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Letters sent: Frey, John
1827 June-1829 Oct
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Frey, John
1829 Nov-1830
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Frey, John
1831-1844
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Frey, John
1850-1858 Feb
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Frey, John
1858 June-1860 June
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Frey, John
1860 July-1866 May
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Frey, John
1861 June-1862 April
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Frey, John
1862 June-1865
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Frey, John
1872-1878
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Frey, John
1879-1886
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Frey, John
Undated
Subseries 41. Frey, John ["Johnny" d. 1858], 1856-1857

Scope and Contents note

Letters about farm activities, weather.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Frey, John
1856-1857
Subseries 42. Frey, Mary C., 1876-[1880]

Scope and Contents note

Letters concern the dissolution of her marriage to Henry A. Frey, and finances.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Frey, Mary C.
1876-[1880]
Subseries 43. Frey, Philip, 1834

Scope and Contents note

One letter to his mother concerning the family.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Frey, Philip
1834
Subseries 44. Frey, Philip R., 1822

Scope and Contents note

One letter to his son about family matters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Frey, Philip R.
1822
Subseries 45. Frey, Samuel C., 1852-1876

Scope and Contents note

Most letters are written from Decatur, AL, and detail family matters and history; opinions on the Civil War, Southern and national politics; local customs, gardening, weather, farming, keeping chickens, and cotton.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel C.
1852-1876
Subseries 46. Frey, Samuel Ludlow, 1850-1917, undated ["Ludlow," "Lud"]

Scope and Contents note

Early letters written from school in Poughkeepsie detail his studies, local events, family news (esp. Ludlow family), weddings and social events, dental procedures, and weather. Later letters from Palatine Bridge discuss the family's financial troubles, deaths, land sales, the Civil War, farming and winemaking, and health. There is a gap in the letters from 1865 to 1872. After 1872, his letters continue to describe finances and debt, farming, health, and local news. Also under discussion are his mother's death in 1873, other deaths, politics, the railroad, Henry A. Frey's continual financial troubles, digging for Indian relics, articles written and submitted for publication, and family news. There is another gap in the letters from 1883 to 1895. Later letters concern family and local history, and a dispute with the New York Central & Hudson River Co. over a fence and drainage on Frey property.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1850-1861
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1862-1865
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1872-1873 Apr
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1873 May-1874 Apr.
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1874 May-1875 June
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1875 July-1876
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1877-1878
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1879 Jan-Oct
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1879 Nov-1880
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1881
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1882-1883, 1889
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
1895-1917
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Frey, Samuel Ludlow
Undated
Subseries 47. Frey, Sue R., 1875-1878

Scope and Contents note

Letters from Racine, WI, regarding family news and history, health, deaths, women's rights.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Frey, Sue R.
1875-1878
Subseries 48. Letters sent, F
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Letters sent: F
Subseries 49. Greene, Annie, [19]12-1915

Scope and Contents note

Letters concerning New York State history.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Greene, Annie
[19]12-1915
Subseries 50. Greene, Estelle, 1911-[1913], undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters about Seattle, social events, travel plans.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Greene, Estelle
1911-[1913]
Subseries 51. Greene, Helen, 1912

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Samuel Ludlow Frey requesting that he speak before the Montgomery County Historical Society on Sir William Johnson.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Greene, Helen
1912
Subseries 52. Greene, Nelson, 1913-1917

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Samuel Ludlow Frey regarding New York State history, and Frey's writings including "The Story of Our River" and "The Mohawks."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Greene, Nelson
1913-1917
Subseries 53. Letters sent, G
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Letters sent: G
Subseries 54. Havens, Paul E., 1898-1912

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Samuel Ludlow Frey from Leavenworth, KS about family history and news, travels.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Havens, Paul E.
1898-1912
Subseries 55. Hees, A., 1857-1876

Scope and Contents note

Letters, presumably to John Frey, containing family and local news, deaths, politics, health, financial matters, the death of Hees' wife, and Frey's legal troubles with George A. Johnson.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Hees, A.
1858-1859
Subseries 56. Letters sent, H
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Ha-He
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Hi-Hy
Subseries 57. Ives, Jane, 1873-1877, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters from Racine, WI concerning family health, news, deaths.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Ives, Jane
1873-1877
Subseries 58. Johnson, George G., 1854-1862

Scope and Contents note

Letters to John Frey regarding local news, finances, property sales, limestone, farming, politics, and the impending Civil War. Johnson also discusses his son Alonzo's financial dealings with Frey and his whereabouts in California.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Johnson, George G.
1854-1862
Subseries 59. Jones family, 1899-1913, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Samuel Ludlow Frey of holiday greetings, family news, school and college, and travels. Includes:

Barbara (1911-1912), Helen [probably Helen Jones Jr.] (1899, 1910), Helen [probably Helen Jones Sr.] (1910-1911),Wallace (1899, 1910-1913, undated).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Jones family
1899-1913, undated
Subseries 60. Letters sent, I-J
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Letters sent: I-J
Subseries 61. Kane, Elias, 1816-1826

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Henry I. Frey regarding finances, land sales.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Kane, Elias
1816-1819
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Letters sent: Kane, Elias
1820-1826
Subseries 62. Knox, Elizabeth, 1838-1876

Scope and Contents note

Letters discussing local news, deaths (particularly of Caroline Ludlow Frey), health and illness.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Letters sent: Knox, Elizabeth
1838-1876
Subseries 63. Letters sent, K
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Letters sent: K
Subseries 64. Lathrop, Maria Ludlow, 1825, 1835-1851, 1873

Scope and Contents note

Letters concerning family news, illnesses, and deaths (especially the death of her mother Phebe Ludlow); also her husband Rev. L.E. Lathrop's leaving his ministerial post.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Lathrop, Maria Ludlow
1825, 1835-1851, 1873
Subseries 65. Lathrop family, 1832, 1841, 1875

Scope and Contents note

Includes: Henry (1841), J.M. (1875), Leonard (1832); 1 item each.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Lathrop family
1832, 1841, 1875
Subseries 66. Ludlow, Anna D., 1862, 1868-1900

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding family news, finances, health and illnesses, the death of her mother (1877), and the family vault. Some letters (1873-1875) are written from Savannah and Charlestown, detailing her work as a teacher of African-American children.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Ludlow, Anna D.
1862, 1868-1900
Subseries 67. Ludlow, Ellen, 1873-1900, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters written from Oswego, NY, most to John Frey, concerning the family, health, her father, Samuel Baldwin Ludlow, his illness and death (1882); religion and the local church, women and religion, the Beecher scandal; Oswego news, deaths, politics, weather.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Ludlow, Ellen
1873-1881
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Ludlow, Ellen
1882-1900, undated
Subseries 68. Ludlow, FitzHugh, 1850-1860, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters, most to Samuel Ludlow Frey, detailing family news, school life, opinions on religion, his religious conversion, lecturing stints.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Ludlow, FitzHugh
1850-1860, undated
Subseries 69. Ludlow, Helen, 1872-1913, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters about family news, reflections on her father, Rev. Henry Gilbert Ludlow; some items written from the Hampton Institute, Va., but do not go into great detail about school life; others written from St. Augustine, FL.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Ludlow, Helen
1872-1913, undated
Subseries 70. Ludlow, Henry Gilbert, Rev., 1824-1865, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters concerning the state of religion in New York City, New Haven, Poughkeepsie, religious instruction, Catholicism, cholera (1832), John Frey's financial troubles, illness and family deaths, death of his mother, Phebe Ludlow (1840), births, his children, love letters to his second wife Maria Tappen (1851).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Ludlow, Rev. Henry Gilbert
1824-1836
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Ludlow, Rev. Henry Gilbert
1837-1848
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Letters sent: Ludlow, Rev. Henry Gilbert
1851-1865, undated
Subseries 71. Ludlow, Maria Beekman Tappen, 1851

Scope and Contents note

Love letters to Rev. Henry Gilbert Ludlow, also discussing family and New York City news, FitzHugh Ludlow's future, and wedding plans.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Letters sent: Ludlow, Maria Beekman Tappen
1851
Subseries 72. Ludlow, Nancy Douglas, 1828-1829, 1872[?], undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters, most written from Philadelphia, concerning family and local news, religious revivals.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Letters sent: Ludlow, Nancy Douglas
1828-1829, 1872[?], undated
Subseries 73. Ludlow, Samuel Baldwin, 1825-1881, undated

Scope and Contents note

Early letters (through 1831) are written from Philadelphia; from 1836 on, written from Oswego, NY. They discuss family news and troubles, health problems (particularly his eyes), local politics, businesses, including insurance, gas and railroad, politics, Ulysses S. Grant, Roscoe Conkling, racial issues (c1875), the Beecher scandal, his daughter Ellen, the last illness and death of his wife, Nancy Douglas Ludlow (1877), physical ailments.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Ludlow, Samuel Baldwin
1825-1841
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Ludlow, Samuel Baldwin
1846-1860
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Ludlow, Samuel Baldwin
1865-1872
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Ludlow, Samuel Baldwin
1873-1875
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Ludlow, Samuel Baldwin
1876-1878
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Ludlow, Samuel Baldwin
1879-1881, undated
Subseries 74. Ludlow family, others, 1828-1899, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes: Ambrose (1828, 1841; 2 items), [Elizabeth (prob., b.1830)] (1855-1856, undated; 5 items), Harry (1899; 1 item), Phebe (undated; 1 item), Rosalie (1860; 1 item), Samuel Baldwin, Jr. ["Baldwin"] (1856-1857; 4 items).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Ludlow family, others
1828-1899, undated
Subseries 75. Letters sent, L
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Letters sent: L
Subseries 76. Moore, David, 1857-1864

Scope and Contents note

Letters to John Frey, most written from California, regarding the prospects for California, Frey's financial and legal dispute with Alonzo Johnson and the latter's whereabouts, local news.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Moore, David
1857-1864
Subseries 77. Letters sent, M
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Letters sent: M
Subseries 78. Letters sent, N
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Letters sent: N
Subseries 79. Letters sent, O
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Letters sent: O
Subseries 80. Pruyn, Margaret Van Schaack, 1824-1841

Scope and Contents note

Letters discussing family news, deaths of various family members.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Pruyn, Margaret Van Schaack
1824-1841
Subseries 81. Letters sent, P
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Letters sent: P
Subseries 82. Rich, Dexter, 1855, 1858-1862

Scope and Contents note

Letters about the Frey family farm, cows, planting, and finances.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Rich, Dexter
1855, 1858-1862
Subseries 83. Letters sent, R
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Letters sent: R
Subseries 84. Silvester, Margaret, 1830-1853, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters about family news and deaths.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Silvester, Margaret
1830-1853, undated
Subseries 85. Letters sent, S
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Letters sent: S
Subseries 86. Letters sent, T
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Letters sent: T
Subseries 87. Van Schaack, D.[avid], 1821-1868, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters, most to John Frey, concerning land sales, financial matters with Frey, family news and deaths.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Letters sent: Van Schaack, D.[avid]
1821-1868, undated
Subseries 88. Van Schaack, Henry C., 1836-1873

Scope and Contents note

Letters about family news and deaths, visits, and Henry Van Schaack Frey's grave in St. Augustine.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Letters sent: Van Schaack, Henry C.
1836-1873
Subseries 89. Van Schaack, Peter, 1806-1830, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding land, finances, family news, and the death of Henry Van Schaack Frey.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Van Schaack, Peter
1806-1830, undated
Subseries 90. Van Schaack, Peter Jr., 1820, 1832, 1851, 1862, undated

Scope and Contents note

Letters concerning land, his father's health, family news and health.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Van Schaack, Peter Jr.
1820, 1832, 1851, 1862, undated
Subseries 91. Van Schaack, Peter C., 1825-1879

Scope and Contents note

Letters regarding family news, finances, the deaths of his mother, wife, and Caroline Ludlow Frey, romantic advice to John Frey.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Van Schaack, Peter C.
1825-1879
Subseries 92. Van Schaack family, others, 1848-1900, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes: Anna (1877; 2 items), Asa (1848; 1 item), Catherine (1877; 2 items), Christina (1 item), David (1900; 2 items), Dorcas (undated; 1 item), John Jay [probably son of David] (1863-1877; 4 items), Peter [son of Henry C.] (1868, 1899; 5 items).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Van Schaack family, others
1848-1900, undated
Subseries 93. Letters sent, V
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Letters sent: V
Subseries 94. Wagner, P.J., 1839-1873

Scope and Contents note

Letters to John Frey regarding Frey's finances, national politics, land sales, the Wagner family, the Civil War, Frey's legal matters, foreclosure.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Wagner, P.J.
1839-1873
Subseries 95. Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings, 1851-1899, undated ["Carrie," "Sis"]

Scope and Contents note

On microfilm: Dec. 1874-May 1880, Misc. Reel #61. July 1883-July 1887, Misc. Reel #19.

Letters written from Nebraska (1874-1878) were published in Nebraska History, Spring 1981, pp. 1-46.

Caroline E. Frey married Col. Grotius R. Giddings in 1862; he died in 1867. She married army surgeon Dr. Charles K. Winne in 1874.

Chronology of postings:

1861-1865 Fort Trumbull, CT; New Orleans, LA; Oswego, NY; Palatine Bridge, NY
1874 Dec.-1877 Nov. Sidney Barracks, NE
1877 Nov.-1878 Jan. Fort McPherson, NE
1879 May-1880 May Fort Washakie, WY
1880 Aug. Fort Brady, MI
1880 Oct.-1883 Mar. Fort Schuyler, NY
1883 July-1883 Nov. Fort Winfield Scott, CA
1883 Dec.-1884 Sept. Angel Island, CA
1884 Oct.-1885 July Benicia Barracks, CA
1885 July-1887 July U.S. Arsenal, Benicia, CA
1887 Sept.-1890 May Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, NY
1891 Nov. Fort Snelling, MN
1899 June Fort Crook, NE

Early letters detail family news and her first husband's illnesses, and her mother's death (1873). Letters from Nebraska (12/1874-1/1878), describe local Native Americans, a meeting with Sitting Bull (2/13/1875), her husband's family troubles, her pregnancy and difficult childbirth (1875), violent incidents in the frontier town, health and small pox, complaints about army life and servants, the death of Crazy Horse (letter 9/9/1877), the birth of Charles K. Winne Jr. (9/30/1877), her husband's position in the army and his opportunities for reappointment. Letters from 1878 through mid-1883 discuss the baby, the journey to Wyoming, and her health; and contain descriptions of Wyoming, including a Shoshone Sundance (5/25/1879). An eighteen-page letter of 6/17/1883 and postcards detail her transcontinental railroad journey to California. Letters from California contain family news; reports of her son's education; reactions to the deaths of Henry A. Frey and her father, John Frey; descriptions of the weather, local life, numerous post transfers; opinions on the Chinese and Chinese servants (see especially letters of 1/3/1886, 4/19/[1887], 10/9/1887).

Note: a number of Caroline Frey Winne's undated letters have been tentatively dated, in pencil and in brackets, by a previous processor. The accuracy of these dates has not been verified, and these letters have been moved into the undated folders at the end of the subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1851-1860
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1861-1863
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1872-1873
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1874
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1875 Jan.-June
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1875 July-Dec
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1876
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1877 Jan.-Apr.
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1877 May-Aug
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1877 Sept.-Dec.
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1878
Box: 14 Folder : 18 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1879 Jan.-June
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1879 July-Sept.
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1879 Oct.-Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1880 Jan.-Mar.
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1880 Apr.-Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1881 Jan.-Apr.
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1881 May-Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1882
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1883 Jan.-Aug.
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1883 Sept.-Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1884 Jan.-Apr.
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1884 May-Aug.
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1884 Sept.-Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1885 Jan.-Mar.
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1885 Apr.-June
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1885 July-Sept.
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1885 Oct.-Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1886 Jan.-June
Box: 15 Folder : 16 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1886 July-Dec.
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1887 Jan.-Apr.
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1887 May-Dec.
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
1898-1899
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
Undated [1872-1881]
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Letters sent: Winne, Caroline Frey Giddings
Undated [1883-1887]
Subseries 96. Winne, Charles K., 1875-1877, 1886

Scope and Contents note

Most letters concern Caroline Frey Winne's pregnancy in 1875 and her poor condition following childbirth (baby was stillborn or died soon after). Later letters discuss the birth of Charles K. Winne, Jr. and family matters.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Letters sent: Winne, Charles K.
1875-1877, 1886
Subseries 97. Winne, Charles K. Jr., 1886-1911 ["Bopper"]

Scope and Contents note

Mostly childhood letters about pets, excursions, family, botany. Later letters discuss family visits.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Letters sent: Winne, Charles K., Jr.
1886-1911
Subseries 98. Wynkoop, Francis, 1838-1879

Scope and Contents note

Letters concern John Frey's finances, family matters (both Frey and Wynkoop), mortgages, fishing, and the varnish business.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Letters sent: Wynkoop, Francis
1838-1879
Subseries 99. Letters sent, W
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Letters sent: W
Subseries 100. Letters sent, Y
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Letters sent: Y
Subseries 101. Letters sent, unidentified, 1799-1912, undated
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Letters sent: unidentified
1799-1859
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Letters sent: unidentified
1860-1912, undated
Subseries 102. Envelopes and stamps, 1893-1902, undated

Scope and Contents note

Alienated and blank envelopes; loose stamps.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Envelopes; stamps
1893-1902, undated

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