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.
Winthrop W. Aldrich Collection
Mss 781 1918-1974
Papers of a twentieth-century American banker and diplomat include records of his service on the boards of Barnard College, the New York Girl Scout Federation, and the Henry Street Visiting Nurse Association; correspondence relating to his ambassadorship in London in the 1950s; and some personal and family letters and papers.
William Appleton and Company Collection
Mss 766 1840-1889
Contains the letter books of Mary Ann Appleton and her daughter, Sarah (Appleton) Lawrence.
Equitable Life Assurance Society Collection
Mss 797 1870-1919 E641
Includes letters from the wife, sister, and stepmother of Henry H. Hyde.
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.
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.
Mss 733 1823-1869 H
Correspondence of merchant James Hunnewell includes letters from Susan Hunnewell in Charlestown, Massachusetts, from the secretary of the Dorchester Sailor's Friends Society, and from missionaries and their families who were living in Hawaii between 1820 and 1850.
J. Howard Nichols Collection
Mss 766 1856-1905 N619
The Nichols collection includes letters from his mother, daughters, and sisters, one of whom worked as a missionary in Turkey in the mid-nineteenth century.
Ship Reindeer Collection
Mss 252 1852-1860 R364
Diary of Adra Ashley, written while she was traveling on a whaling ship between Hawaii and New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Ship William Wirt Collection
Mss 252 1853-1857 R364
Diary of Adra Ashley, written while on her voyage to Hawaii from New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Gustavus Tuckerman, Jr. Collection
Mss:766 1847-1898 T896
Family letters received by a Boston merchant based in Italy, India, and China during the 1840s and 1850s.
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.
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.
Whiton and March Collection
Mss 761 1843-1857 W623
A diary kept by Mary Elizabeth Whiton between
1874 and 1906, describing the important events in
the lives of her family.