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Guide to the Helen Miller Gould Shepard Papers
1814-1941
 MS 1422

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Julianna Monjeau

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 14, 2012
Finding Aid is written in English.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1836-1936, undated

Arrangement note

Series I: Correspondence is arranged chronologically by type of correspondence, including general, family, correspondence from a specific person, and correspondence on a single subject.

Scope and Content Note

Series I: Correspondence contains a wide array of correspondents and recipients. General correspondence contains a wide range of subjects, though Margaret Sage stands out as a frequent author and recipient. Family correspondence contains letters to and from Gould family members, particularly her brother Frank Gould. Correspondence regarding Jay Gould mainly contains reminiscences of Jay Gould from friends and relations in response to Helen's efforts to gather information about her father. Correspondence regarding Joseph Wheeler contains letters from the congressman regarding Helen's Congressional recommendation. Correspondence regarding the Y.M.C.A. and soldiers contain both official letters from administrators in the Y.M.C.A. organizations as well as personal letters from individual soldiers. Finally, correspondence regarding the donation of artwork contains a series of letters to and from Helen regarding her personal donation of artwork to various institutions.

In general, the earliest correspondence contains more intimate letters sent to and from Helen and her parents and friends, particularly Margaret Sage. Later correspondence is more formal, mostly relating Helen Miller Gould Shepard's philanthropic and religious work.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 General Correspondence
1836-1896
Box: 1 Folder : 2 General Correspondence
1897-1900
Box: 1 Folder : 3 General Correspondence
1901-1921
Box: 1 Folder : 4 General Correspondence
1921-1936
Box: 1 Folder : 5 General Correspondence
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Family correspondence
1883-1893
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Family correspondence
1897-1898
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Family correspondence
1900-1914, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence regarding Jay Gould
1852-1914
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence regarding Jay Gould
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence, Congressman Joseph Wheeler
1898-1901
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence, Y.M.C.A., Soldiers
1898-1922
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence regarding donation of artwork
1891-1903, undated

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