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Guide to the Parsons Family Papers
1824-1956 (Bulk 1889-1939)
  MS 481

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Collection processed by Maurita Baldock

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Memorabilia, 1872-1938

Scope and Contents note

This series contains personal items saved by the Parsons family. It includes memorabilia relating to travel, such as the passports of Mary Parsons, handwritten lists of personal travel expenses, unwritten postcards, and a ship passenger list from 1925. This series also contains items unrelated to travel such as photographs, poems, a list of potential characters in a play, menus of food to be served, and a 1938 short essay by Daniel Berkeley Updike on Edith Wharton's time in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Passports for Mary Parsons
1921, 1922
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Photographs
1910
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Travel Ephemera-Postcards and Passenger Lists
1894, 1895, 1925
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Lists of Travel Expenses
undated, 1872
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Poems and Plays
undated, 1899
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Menus of Food and List of Party Guests
undated, 1878
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Memoir of Edith Wharton by Daniel Berkeley Updike
1938
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Postmarked Envelopes
1895-1936

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