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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950 | Digitized Collection

Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1867-1987
(Box 1-3; 2.0 linear feet)

Personal and professional correspondence of the Thayer family is found in this series. The bulk of the correspondence belongs to Abbott Handerson Thayer and his second wife Emma Beach Thayer, although several folders are for Thayer's first wife Kate Bloede Thayer. Correspondence is also found for Thayer's daughter Gladys Thayer Reasoner and her husband David Reasoner and other family members, including Mary Thayer Birch, Gerald Thayer, and Jean Reasoner Plunket.
The Correspondence series has been arranged primarily by individual family member or general correspondence into 6 subseries:
Subseries 2.1: Abbott Handerson Thayer Correspondence, 1881-1921
Subseries 2.2: Emma Beach Thayer Correspondence, 1865-1924
Subseries 2.3: Kate Bloede Thayer Correspondence, 1881-1889
Subseries 2.4: Gladys Thayer Reasoner Correspondence, 1907-1943
Subseries 2.5: David Reasoner Correspondence, 1918-1954
Subseries 2.6: General Correspondence, 1883-1987
2.1: Abbott Handerson Thayer Correspondence, 1881-1921
DescriptionContainer
Allen, Francis, 1909-1915
1
10
A, 1904-1918
1
11
Bartsch, Paul, 1914-1917
1
12
Beach, Ella, circa 1891-1914
1
13
Beach, Moses S. & Chloe, 1882-circa 1890
1
14
Beach, Violet, 1890-circa 1915
1
15
Birch, Fred & Mary Thayer, 1897-1914
1
16
Bowditch, Vincent Y., 1883, 1915-1916
1
17
Brewster, William, 1902-1911
1
18
Ba-Be, 1890s-1918
1
19
Bi-Bu, 1902-1921
1
20
Clemens, Samuel L., 1905-1909
1
21
Colman, Samuel, 1913, 1915
1
22
Cortissoz, Royal, 1916-1917
1
23
Ca-Cl, 1897-1918
1
24
Co-Cu, 1911-1918
1
25
Dow, Thomas Millie, 1883-1896
1
26-27
D, 1910-1918
1
28
Eckstorm, Fannie, 1906-1917
1
29
Emerson, Edward Waldo, 1910-1914
1
30
E, 1897-1915
1
31
Forbes, Alexander, 1914-1916
1
32
Foster, Ben, 1915
1
33
Freer, Charles L., 1893-1916
1
34
French, Daniel Chester, 1916-1918
1
35
Fa-Fi, 1904-1921
1
36
Fo-Fu, 1907-1916
1
37
Gellatly, John, 1910-1918
1
38
G, 1893-1917
1
39
Handerson, Esther, 1889-1895
1
40
H, 1911-1919
1
41
James, William & Alice, 1910-1920
1
42
J-K, 1903, 1914-1916
1
43
Longley, W. H., 1916-1918
1
44
L, 1899-1920
1
45
Meryman, Richard (Wig), 1916-1919
1
46
Ma, 1892, 1908-1919
1
47
Me-Mu, 1896-1924
1
48
N-O, 1913-1921
1
49
Poulton, Sir Edward Bagnall, 1898-1915
(2 folders)
1
50-51
Poulton, Sir Edward Bagnall, Undated Letters, circa 1898-1915
(3 folders)
1
52-54
P, 1902-1915
1
55
Reasoner, Gladys Thayer, 1897-1919
1
56
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1917-1918
1
57
Roosevelt, Theodore, circa 1910
1
58
Q-R, 1903-1917
1
59
Sainsbury, Everton, 1876-1882
1
60
Sa-Sl, 1896-1922
1
61
Sm-St, 1899-1919
1
62
Taber, E. M. & Frances F. Holt (Taber's sister), 1890-1913
(3 folders)
1
63-65
Thayer, Emma Beach, 1881-1919
(2 folders)
1
66-67
Thayer, Emma Beach, Undated Letters, circa 1881-1919
1
68
T-V, 1890, 1907-1916
1
69
War Office, London, 1916-1917
1
70
Whelpley, Jay & Philip, 1904-1917
1
71
Wa-We, 1896-1918
1
72
Wh-Wy, 1882-1917
1
73
Y-Z, 1889, 1916
1
74
Unidentified Correspondents, 1891-1918
1
75
Unidentified Correspondents, Fragments, circa 1880-1920
1
76
2.2: Emma Beach Thayer Correspondence, 1865-1924
DescriptionContainer
A, 1905, 1921-1923
1
77
Beach, Moses S. & Chloe (parents), 1865-1866, 1870, 1902
1
78
Beach, William & Mabel, 1902
1
79
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1870-1883
(2 folders)
1
80-81
Benson, Frank W., 1921-1923
1
82
Birch, Mary Thayer, 1891-1923
(7 folders)
1
83-89
Ba-Bi, 1878, 1914-1922
1
90
Bl-Bu, 1917-1923
1
91
Clemens, Samuel, circa 1880s, 1905
1
92
Cortissoz, Royal, 1917, 1921-1923
1
93
C, 1917-1922
1
94
Dow, Thomas Millie, 1884-1888
1
95
D-E, circa 1900-1922
1
96
Freer, Charles L., 1915-1918
1
97
French, Daniel Chester, 1917-1922
1
98
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1921-1923
1
99
F, 1907-1923
1
100
Gellatly, John, 1917-1922
(3 folders)
2
1-3
G, 1920-1923
2
4
H, 1916-1923
2
5
James, William & Alice, 1921-1924
2
6
J-L, 1906-1927
2
7
M, 1921-1923
2
8
N-P, 1918-1924
2
9
Reasoner, David, 1920-1924
2
10
Reasoner, Gladys Thayer, 1910-1923
(5 folders)
2
11-15
Reasoner, Gladys Thayer, Undated Letters, circa 1910-1923
2
16
Rice, James Henry, 1921-1924
2
17
R-S, 1913-1924
2
18
Thayer, Gerald H., 1917, 1921-1923
(2 folders)
2
19-20
Thayer, Kate Bloede, 1881-1887
(5 folders)
2
21-25
Thayer, Kate Bloede, Undated Letters, circa 1881-1887
2
26
T-V, 1891, 1908-1924
2
27
Whelpley, Jay & Philip, 1905-1924
(5 folders)
2
28-32
Whelpley, Jay & Philip, Undated Letters, circa 1905-1924
2
33
W-Y, 1916-1924
2
34
Unidentified Correspondents, 1867-1923
2
35
2.3: Kate Bloede Thayer Correspondence, 1881-1889
DescriptionContainer
Bloede, Grandpa, 1881-1884
2
36
Bloede, Victor, 1887
2
37
Birch, Mary Thayer, 1888-1889
2
38
Dow, Thomas Millie, 1881-1886
2
39
Ives, Lew. T., 1882-1888
2
40
Thayer, Dr. William & Ellen Handerson, 1881-1887
(3 folders)
2
41-43
B-H, 1882-1888
2
44
M-S, 1887-1889
2
45
Unidentified letter fragments, 1880s
2
46
2.4: Gladys Thayer Reasoner Correspondence, 1907-1943
DescriptionContainer
Birch, Elsie, 1916-1936
2
47
Birch, Mary Thayer, 1916-1927
2
48
Bourne, Randolph, 1915-1916
2
49
Buckley, Lily, 1917-1922
2
50
Burns, Frances L., circa 1920-1935
2
51
B, 1912-1937
2
52
C-D, 1907-1943
2
53
Fisher, Eleanor, 1908-1922
2
54
Fisher, Faith H. (Mrs. William F. Fenn), 1928-1936
2
55
Fisher, Richard & Nina, 1939-1935
2
56
F, 1911-1935
2
57
G-H, 1909-1942
2
58
J, 1911-1936
2
59
K-L, 1908-1935
2
60
M-O, 1922-1937
2
61
Palmer, H. P., 1935-1937
2
62
P, 1911-1937
2
63
Reasoner, David, 1921-1923
2
64
R, 1922-1924
2
65
Stillman, Michael & Evangeline, 1909-1935
2
66
S, 1911, 1920s
2
67
Thayer, Gerald H., 1908-1936
2
68
T, 1911-1941
2
69
Walton, Blanche W., 1923-1937
2
70
Whelpley, Jay & Philip, 1907-1937
(4 folders)
2
71-74
Whiting, Susan Thayer, 1928-1936
2
75
W, 1912-1943
2
76
First Names Only: A-H, 1912-1936
2
77
First Names Only: J-R, 1907-1936
2
78
2.5: David Reasoner Correspondence, 1918-1954
DescriptionContainer
Beach, Violet, 1924-1932
2
79
Birch, Mary Thayer, 1924
2
80
Gellatly, John, 1924-1928
2
81
Thayer, Gerald, 1922-1930
2
82
A-B, 1921-1949
2
83
C-D, 1925, 1946-1947
3
1
F-G, 1924-1936
3
2
H-J, 1925-1947
3
3
L-P, 1922-1936, 1950
3
4
R, 1924-1951
3
5
T-V, 1918, 1943-1950
3
6
W, 1928-1951
3
7
Unidentified Correspondents, 1942-1954
3
8
2.6: General Correspondence, 1883-1987
DescriptionContainer
Elsie Birch, 1933, 1946
3
9
Mary Thayer Birch, 1886-1915, circa 1924
3
10
Jean Reasoner Plunket, 1945-1987
3
11
Allen Reasoner, 1935-1942
3
12
Alma E. Thayer from John Gellatly, 1925
3
13
Gerald H. Thayer, 1908-1924
3
14
Dr. William H. Thayer and Ellen Handerson Thayer, 1883-1891
3
15
Jay and Philip Whelpley, 1910-1927
3
16
Unidentified correspondence, 1908-1927
3
17

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