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Guide to the Guion Family Papers
circa 1870-1930, 1968
 MS 3013

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Jennifer Gargiulo

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 09, 2017 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents Note

This collection is comprised of predominantly personal correspondence of the Guion family from approximately 1870-1930.

Seres I. Correspondence: The main correspondent is Martha Guion of New York City. Other correspondents include Frances Guion, Antoinette Guion Nugent, Horace Nugent, and Granville Nugent, among other members of the extended Guion family, as well as friends and acquaintances. The letters mainly discuss family matters and relationships, finances, legal issues, travel, and world news.

Series II. Legal Papers, Ephemera and Other Materials: Includes legal documents relating to deeds, mortgages, and trusts; newspaper clippings; calling cards from friends and neighbors; academic report cards; programs from different entertainment activities; account ledgers for groceries, seafood, and butchers meat; as well as diaries, of which the bound diary includes recipes towards the end.

Series III. Photographs: Includes a selection of photographs, stereographs, cabinet cards, and a few negatives. The photographs are both posed and candid images of the extended Guion family, as well as a large selection of photographs of animals, which George Guion used as reference for painting. There are two photograph albums: One is of an unmarked wedding from the 1920's, and the second includes prints of animals sent to George. While most of the photographs are completely unmarked, some are labeled with the individuals who are in the image or the date, and a few have notes on the back.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into the following three series:

Series I: Correspondence

Series II: Legal Papers, Ephemera, and Other Materials

Series III: Photographs