1800-1849: U.S. and Abroad (Not New England)
Mrs. Adams Collection
Mss 698 1835 A211
Notebook detailing the travel expenses of Mrs. Adams and her children while on a trip to Ohio in 1834.
David J. Beach Collection
Mss 871 1775-1848 (1906)
Includes the account book of a teacher who worked in New Jersey between 1801 and 1805, as well as the 1890s household expenses of Mary A. Beach and the 1897 personal expenses of Ellen O. Walkley.
R.G. Dun & Company Collection
Mss 791 1840-1895
Consists of 2,580 volumes of handwritten credit reports
on individuals and firms from the United States, the
western territories, Canada, and the West Indies.
Nahum Fay Collection
Mss 1 1788-1832 F282
Records payments to women for labor, spinning, and weaving performed between 1802 and 1804.
Forbes Family Collection
Mss 766 1803-1920 F693
Contains letters to and from various female members of the Forbes family, including letters written from Boston before and during the American Revolution, and nineteenth-century letters written in Rio de Janeiro and Canton, China. The collection also includes the 1838 marriage contract between Sarah Perkins and Henry R. Cleveland.
Gardner Family Collection
Mss 899 1780-1934 G226
The records of the Gardner family of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, dating from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century, contain legal papers relating to issues of dower and inheritance, trust accounts, and guardianship accounts. The collection also includes a woman's diary written on a trip to Europe in 1849 and silhouettes of women of the family.
Henry Grew Collection
Mss 8993 1851-1862 G841
Includes the investment accounts for Jane Wigglesworth Grew, Anna G. Alvord, and Sarah P. Potts, as well as the yearly expenses for Jane and Henry Grew.
Griswold Family Papers Collection
Mss 821 1782-1820 G
Includes early to mid-nineteenth-century correspondence to and from members of two generations of the Griswold family who lived in New England and in the Michigan and Illinois Territories.
Heard Family Collection, I
Mss 766 1754-1898 H
This large family collection includes many letters from female members of the Heard Family. Materials discuss travel, financial matters, and family news, as well as the divorce of Mary (Livingston) Heard.
Isaac G. Pierson and Brothers Collection
Mss 501 1795-1865
Records of nineteenth-century nail and cotton factories include employee records for women workers and company store records.
Ropes Family Collection
Mss 766 1789-1875 R785
Contains letters written by various female members of the Ropes family, including letters written while part of the family was living in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as guardian accounts for Sarah Sewall's children.
Vertical file: Mss 1404
Contains documents related to the slave trade dating from 1750 to 1832.
Don Juan Stoughton Collection
Mss 91 1794-1820 S889
Letter book containing Stoughton's correspondence with the Widow McRoberts & Company in Cadiz, Spain, mainly regarding her interest in Spanish ships, as well as letters from Mrs. John Stoughton regarding the settlement of her husband's estate.
Israel E. Trask Collection
Mss 899 1807-1861 T775
Includes lists of slaves living on the Trask plantation, as well as accounts, bills, and receipts belonging to Mrs. Elizabeth Trask.
Mss 761 1798-1955
The Trotter Papers contain materials (1816-1819) related to the children of William and Molly Trotter, as well as letters from a New Jersey storeowner.
Tudor Company Collection, II
Mss 766 1753-1868 T912
Contains letters from various members of the Tudor family, including the wife, mother, and sisters of Frederic Tudor.
Vertical file: religious
Three letters written by women discussing their religious communities. One of the writers was a missionary on her way to her post in the Pacific.
Vertical file: retail selling
The grocery accounts of Lucretia Gowdey and a letter written by Harriet Hall.
Wendell Family Collection
Mss 733 1722-1865
Includes women's personal correspondence, essays and school papers, and John Dorr's diary and eulogy for his wife, Esther Goldthwait Dorr. The collection also contains letters written to Anne Rindge between 1742 and 1748 regarding her shipping interests, and the papers of Dorothy Wendell, who ran a cattle farm in the early part of the nineteenth century.
Woodbridge and Backus Families Collection
Mss 770 1754-1890 B126
The Woodbridge and Backus Families Collection includes letters to and from a number of women in both families, from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century.