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Guide to the Rogers Family Papers
1614-1950 (bulk 1831-1950)
  MS 523

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Collection processed by Kaitlyn Medley & Megan Dolan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 09, 2015
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Papers of the Rogers Family, 1636-1950

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of three subseries. The first two contain the correspondence, diaries, poetry, prose, religious writings and financial papers of the immediate family of John Rogers, Jr. and Rogers family ancestors. The last subseries includes the genealogical records of the long lineage of the Rogers family collected and created by John Rogers, Jr.'s children and other unidentified family members.

Subseries I: John Rogers, Jr. Family Papers, 1848-1971

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists primarily of correspondence, but also diaries, pictures, and financial documents created or received by immediate family members of John Rogers, Jr. This chiefly includes his children Alexander Parker, David Francis, Derby Francis, wife Harriet M. F. Rogers, father John Rogers, Sr., mother Sarah Ellen Derby Rogers, and siblings. Correspondence and personal papers are arranged alphabetically by folder and chronologically within each folder and subject. Many of the family members have just a few records included in the collection. However, those featured more prominently are Derby Francis Rogers, Harriet Moore Francis Rogers, Katherine R. Rogers, and John Rogers, Sr. Derby F. Rogers and sister Katherine R. Rogers both received and wrote much correspondence about their father's work after he passed, supplying information for exhibitions and signing legal contracts of sale or donation. Additionally, both brother and sister heavily pursued knowledge of their ancestry after John Rogers, Jr.'s death in 1904.

The correspondence of Harriet Moore Francis Rogers (often called Hattie) is largely comprised of letters to and from her mother, Catherine Rebecca Jewett Francis, sisters-in-law, and friends. Harriet M. F. Rogers' diary includes favored quotes by various poets and authors. The correspondence of John Rogers, Sr. most prominently includes letters written to his wife Sarah Ellen Derby (often referred to as Ellen), and the letters of John Rogers, Sr.'s family include communication amongst siblings and mother Sarah Ellen Derby.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Chares f. Rogers, 1932-1947
Box: 4 Folder : 6 David Francis Rogers
1898-1913
Box: 4 Folder : 7 David F. Rogers, Address and Ledger Books
1910-1933
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Derby Francis Rogers
1898-1909
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Derby F. Rogers
1911-1929
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Derby F. Rogers
1933-1939
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Derby F. Rogers
1941-1950
Box: 5A Folder : 1 Eunice Burr Thomas
1828-1840
Box: 5A Folder : 2 Correspondence, From Harriet M. F. Rogers
1865-1874
Box: 5A Folder : 3 Correspondence, To Harriet M.F. Rogers
1870-1910
Box: 5A Folder : 4 Diary of Harriet M. F. Rogers
1898
Box: 5A Folder : 5 Katherine R. Rogers
1904-1950
Box: 5A Folder : 6 Ledger Books of John Rogers, Sr.
1893-1898
Box: 5A Folder : 7 Correspondence, From John Rogers, Sr.
1837-1884
Box: 5A Folder : 8 Correspondence, John Rogers, Sr. Family
1835-1884
Box: 5A Folder : 9 Estate of John Gardiner Perry
1927
Box: 5A Folder : 10 Correspondence of John Rogers, Jr. Extended Family
1899-1939
Box: 5A Folder : 11 Alienated Envelopes
Undated
Box: 5A Folder : 12 Literary submissions of Derby Rogers (folder 1 of 2)
Box: 5A Folder : 13 Literary submissions of Derby Rogers (folder 2 of 2)

Subseries II: Papers of Rogers Family Ancestors, 1636-1898

Scope and Contents note

Dating back to early 17th century in Dedham, England, this subseries contains the correspondence, poetry, and sermons of the Rogers' family's past relatives, many of whom were religious leaders of the Protestant church. Additionally included are newspapers preserved by family members from as early as 1723 and 19th century paper currency. This subseries is arranged by person and chronologically within each folder. Many of the documents included are extremely aged and fragile. These documents also include a number of sermon books and notebooks written or used by some of the eldest members of the Rogers ancestry, as well as a genealogical timeline of the Foxcroft Family, related through Anna Foxcroft who married Reverend Daniel Rogers in 1748, created in 1730.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5B Folder : 1 Reverend John Rogers
Undated-1636
Box: 5B Folder : 2 Reverend Nathaniel Rogers
1718-Undated
Box: 5B Folder : 3 Reverend John Rogers
1742
Box: 5B Folder : 4 Daniel Denison Rogers
1805-1825
Box: 5B Folder : 5 Poetry Book of Catherine R. Jewett
1826-1827
Box: 5B Folder : 6 Foxcroft Family Records
1730
Box: 5B Folder : 7 Period Newspapers
1723-1898
Box: 5B Folder : 8 Confederate & United States Paper Currency
1863-1875
Box: 5B Daniel Rogers Notebook
1614
Box: 5B Daniel Rogers Hebrew Grammar
1707-1783
Box: 5B Daniel Rogers Sermons 1 of 2
1707-1785
Box: 5B Daniel Rogers Sermons 2 of 2
1775
Box: 5B Daniel Rogers Diary
1740-1751

Subseries III: Genealogical research, 1872 - 1965

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists chiefly of genealogical information collected and produced by members of the Rogers family. The subseries includes genealogical notes, extracts of writings about Rogers family ancestors, numerous articles, magazines and publications relating to and written by Rogers family members, and copies of family tree charts. Also included is corresondence, predominantly of Derby Rogers, concering this genealogical research, and a range of articles and publications on the works of John Rogers, sculptor.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Letters between Alexander P. Rogers and others
1920, 1946
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Letters to Derby Rogers 1902-1919
1902-1919
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Letters to Derby Rogers 1920-1925
1920-1925
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Letters to Derby Rogers 1925-1927
1925-1927
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Letters to Derby Rogers 1928-1929
1928-1929
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Letters to Derby Rogers 1929-1945
1929-1945
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Letters to Katherine R. Rogers, 1909-1939
1909-1939
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Letters, notes, and correspondence relating to genealogy (dated)
1834-1946
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Letters, notes, and correspondence relating to genealogy (undated)
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Genealogical notes and writings on the Rogers Family (folder 1 of 3)
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Genealogical notes and writings on the Rogers family (folder 2 of 3)
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Genealogical notes and writings on the Rogers family (folder 3 of 3)
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Copies of ancient English family Wills & Rogers family wills

Scope and Contents note

From the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass. includes the wills of families: Symonds, Mohun, Lechland, and Hide.

1546, 1562, 1543, 1567, 1571, 1579, 1572, 1578, 1595, 1605, 1608, 1609, 1615, 1620, 1633, 1637, 1639, 1654,
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Obituaries
1904-1927
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Handwritten family trees of the Rogers family
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Handwritten volumes of Rogers family genealogy
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Bound volume concerning the Rogers family ancestory and lineage
Undated
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Rogers family genealogies
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Genealogies of families relating to the Rogers family
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Draft copy of book on Bromfield family history (folder 1 of 2)
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Draft copy of book on Bromfield family history (folder 2 of 2)
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Second draft copy of book on Bromfield family history (folder 1 of 2)
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Second draft copy of book on Bromfield family history (folder 2 of 2)
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Volumes relating to the Derby family of Salem
1921
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Copy of a genealogical book on the Derby family by F.T. Pope
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Jewett family history (folder 1 of 2)
1908, 1954
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Jewett family history (folder 2 of 2)
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Two copies of Registers of Families settled at the town of Medford, MASS., 1855
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Publications about Boston and Salem
1940
Box: 9 Folder : 4 New England magazines; Pamphlet relating to Old Chelmsford, England
1869
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Puritan Society pamphlet, 1911; Early Wills of Coffin, 1893
1855, 1867, 1906, 1941
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Publications relating to various people (relatives?)
1855, 1872
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Appraisal of the estate of Dr. John O. Perry, Boston; Genealogical papers of the Rogers family
April 6 1927
Oversize: OS small Folder : Rogers OS1 Newspaper articles relating to the Rogers family
Oversize: OS Small Folder : Rogers OS2 Bound volume 1 and copies of Country Life Magazine, 1921
1921
Oversize: OS Small Folder : Rogers OS3 Accompanying letters, notes, and articles from bound volume no.1
Oversize: OS large Folder : Rogers OS4 Drafts of Rogers family trees

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