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Anthony Family Collection
Mss 899 1815-1859 A628
Accounts of a general store in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1815 to 1859, in which women are credited for domestic labor and production. The collection also includes the financial papers of Sarah P. Anthony, who was the executrix of her husband's estate, as well as the accounts of her own estate in 1845.

Charles C. Chandler Collection
Mss 77 1785-1811 C455
Account book kept by a storeowner and farmer was used later by his widow.

Coolidge Family Collection
Mss 8993 1857-1938
The business records of the Coolidge family of Boston, Massachusetts, contain extensive documentation, from 1871 to 1938, on several generations of trusts.

Cousens Collection
Mss 770 1838-1913 C867
Includes wills and estate papers of various women in mid-nineteenth-century Maine, as well as notes from the trial of Mary Stevens.

Emery Family Collection
Mss 899 1841-1846, 1902-1923 E53
Lists investments, income, charitable expenses, and personal expenses for various female members of the Emery family of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Harris C. Fahnestock Collection
Mss 781 1852-1914 F223
Includes a letter to Emily Ward regarding her attempts to open a school in New York City, New York, in 1890.

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.

Theodore A. Havemeyer Estate Collection
Mss 899 1879-1904 H387
The estate papers of a New York businessman contain correspondence and financial records concerning the division of his estate among his wife, Emilie deLoosey Havemeyer, and their five daughters and four sons.

Hobbs' Lands Collection
Mss 768 1824-1914 H684
Documents a widow's management of her late husband's property.

Henry W. Peabody and Company Collection
Mss 766 1867-1957
Letters concerning controversy over the estate of Nannie Brayton Borden Peabody of Boston, Massachusetts (1852-1903).

Peace Dale Manufacturing Company Collection
Mss 446 1742-1919
Records of a nineteenth-century Rhode Island textile manufacturer include information on women workers, an eighteenth-century South Carolina plantation day book, and bank and estate records for Mary P. Hazard.

Reed and Gardner Collection
Mss 77 1782-1791 B323
Comprises the papers of Mary Reed, widow and executrix for the estate of Isaac Reed.

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.

Slater Companies Collection
Mss 442 1793-1926 S631
Records of a series of nineteenth-century New England textile mills contain information about women workers, patronage records, as well as some information on Slater family estates.

Ebenezer Storer & Son Collection
Mss 761 1761-1788 (1829) S884
Will and estate papers of Ebenezer Storer.

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.

Ellis B. Usher Collection
Mss 201 1800-1868 U85
Contains the accounts and papers of Hannah Usher, who ran her husband's store and sawmill after his death in 1855.

Nathan Webb Collection
Mss 833 1859-1902 W367
The records of a Maine lawyer and judge include private correspondence, estate correspondence, legal papers, and financial records concerning a number of women.

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.



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