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Guide to the Stuyvesant-Rutherfurd Papers
1647-1917 (bulk 1840-1917)
  MS 605

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Series XVII: Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859-1892)

Scope and Contents note

Louisa M. Rutherfurd was the daughter of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd and Margaret Chanler Rutherfurd. The series includes some notes written by or to Louisa M. Rutherfurd, including two, in French, written on the leaves of a tree or bush.

Subseries 1: Louisa M. Rutherfurd - Letters Received N.D., 1872-1881, 1890

Scope and Contents note

The most frequent correspondents are Margaret Rutherfurd White and Louisa M. Rutherfurd's friend "Mattie", probably Matilda Amelia Barreda. For the most part, Margaret Rutherfurd White addressed Louisa M. Rutherfurd as "Poodle". "Mattie" addressed her as "Duckie." Usually, correspondents (including, on occasion, Margaret Rutherfurd White) addressed Louisa M. Rutherfurd as "Loulou."

Subjects are primarily social and family news. Matilda Amelia Barreda's letters include several from San Francisco in 1878-1879, wherein she writes about her homesickness and the manners of the nouveaux riches of that city. Margaret Rutherfurd White writes frequently from Europe, where her husband served as a diplomat. She writes about society and her experiences in France and Great Britain. She frequently mentions prominent persons she has met, for example, in 1878, Secretary for Ireland (later Prime Minister) Arthur Balfour. In 1890, she writes from Windsor Castle describing a dinner with Queen Victoria which she and her husband, Henry White, attended on December of that year.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859 - 1892) -- Letters Received
N.D.
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859 - 1892) -- Letters Received
1872 - 1877
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859 - 1892) -- Letters Received
1878 - 1881, 1890
Louisa M. Rutherfurd: Other Subseries
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Louisa M. Rutherfurd (1859 - 1892) -- Notes
N.D., 1872, 1874
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Miss L. M. Rutherfurd [1859 - 1892] -- List of Property
N.D.

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