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Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969, bulk 1840-1923

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Series 1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers , 1811-1938
(Boxes 1, 10; 1.0 linear foot)

This series consists of miscellaneous personal and family papers, including notes on the genealogy of the Vedder family, legal and financial papers, notes on the sale and disposition of Vedder's artwork, miscellany, and a significant amount of empty envelopes and enclosures that once housed some of Vedder's papers and that are annotated with notes about the former contents. Legal papers are primarily those of Vedder's extended family and consist of the last wills and testaments of various family members (including his brother and father), deeds, agreements, and insurance policies, as well as Vedder's contract with Houghton Mifflin for The Digressions of V. Also found are various folders of miscellany, consisting of invitations, notices of Vedder's election to the National Academy of Design and The Century Association, sketches and notes, programs, report cards for Enoch Vedder (his son), business and calling cards, pages from an address book, a lock of Vedder's hair, writings, maps, a tentative catalog of Vedder's papers, and other printed material. The bulk of the series is comprised of empty envelopes and enclosures, including some empty envelopes from Vedder's correspondence, which were annotated by various members of Vedder's family and by various custodians and/or users of Vedder's papers and which suggest how the papers may have been originally organized.
Description Container Select
Family History Notes, 1845-1862, undated
515
759-776
Family Legal Papers, 1811-1909
(1 of 2)
528
499-550
Family Legal Papers, 1811-1909
(2 of 2)
528
551-610
Financial Papers, Caroline R. Vedder's Notebook of Sales, 1856-1907
528
612-649
Financial Papers, Statements, 1868-1912, 1938
(1 of 2)
528
650-699
Financial Papers, Statements, 1868-1912, 1938
(2 of 2)
528
700-722
Financial Papers, Receipts, 1865-1910, 1938
528
723-769
Financial Papers, 1874-1915, undated
(1 of 2)
528
770-810
Financial Papers, 1874-1919, undated
(2 of 2)
528
811-850
Artwork Sales and Disposition Notes, 1856-1938
(1 of 4)
528
852-902
Artwork Sales and Disposition Notes, 1856-1938
(2 of 4)
528
903-956
Artwork Sales and Disposition Notes, 1856-1938
(3 of 4)
528
957-1001
Artwork Sales and Disposition Notes, 1856-1938
(4 of 4; partially microfilmed)
528
1002-1045
Miscellany, 1857-1915, undated
(1 of 3)
529
769-813
Miscellany, 1857-1915, undated
(2 of 3)
529
814-856
Miscellany, 1857-1915, undated
(3 of 3)
529
857-892
Miscellany, undated
(2 folders)
unfilmed
unfilmed
Annotated Envelopes and Enclosures, undated
(16 folders)
unfilmed
unfilmed
Oversized, Miscellaneous Family Papers, Diplomas and License of Enoch H. Rosekrans (father-in-law), 1831-1867
(see Box 10)
unfilmed
unfilmed

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