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Emmet family papers, 1792-1989, bulk 1851-1989

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1855-1988
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1, 10, OV 12

Series includes two address books, one of which contains accounting information for Rosina Emmet Sherwood. Artifacts consist of a pouch enclosing eleven locks of hair, and a rear-view optical device.
Biographical material for family members include Julia Colt Pierson Emmet's memorial service program (1908); Lydia Field Emmet's confirmation certificate (1881), National Academy of Design Academician certificate (1912), biographical notes for an entry in the National Cyclopedia of American Biography, and estate papers; Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn's school diary from 1886; and Rosina Emmet Sherwood's certificates for two bronze medals from the Pan-American Exposition (1901), silver medal certificate from the Universal Exposition, St Louis (1904), associate certificates from the National Academy of Design (1906),Who's Who entries, and memorial service program (1948).
The "Sedgemere Diary" begun by William Jenkins Emmet in 1855, and resumed by Rosina Emmet in 1880-1881, includes accounts of daily life at a house or location known as "Sedgemere," and several sketches. An additional diary contains entries written by Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, Rosina Emmet Sherwood, and others, from 1890-1894, with subsequent scattered entries dating up to 1933.
Twentieth century photocopies and typed copies of family histories provides details as far back as the 1300s. Records relating to Prang's Christmas Card competition includes Rosina Emmet Sherwood's fourth prize winning entry for 1881 and a copy of the winning 1880 entry, as well as a photo of the 1880 certificate, and a clipping about Prang.
The series also includes two copies of a documentary by Nancy Doyle on the lives and artistic accomplishments of the Emmet family, entitled The Emmets: Portrait of a Family, on two VHS videocassettes.
Series is scanned in entirety.
Description Container Select
Account/Address Book of Rosina Emmet Sherwood, 1878-1883
1
1
Address Book, circa 1880-circa 1930
1
2
Artifacts, circa 1855-circa 1900
1
3
Biographical Material, Emmet, Julia Colt Pierson , 1908
1
4
Biographical Material, Emmet, Lydia Field, 1881-1954
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 1
1
5
Biographical Material, Emmet de Glehn, Jane Erin , 1886
1
6
Biographical Material, Emmet Sherwood, Rosina , 1901-circa 1951
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 1 and OV 12
1
7
Diary, 1891-1933
1
8
Diary, "Sedgemere Diary", 1880-1881, 1855
1
9
Family Trees/Histories
1
10
Prang's Christmas Card Competition, 1881, 1950
1
11
The Emmets: Portrait of a Family by Nancy B. Doyle, 1988
2 videocassettes (vhs)
31 minutes
Color
1
12-13
Oversized Biographical Material, Emmet, Lydia Field, scanned with Box 1, Folder 5
10
1
Oversized Biographical Material, Emmet Sherwood, Rosina, scanned with Box 1, Folder 7
10
1
Oversized Biographical Material, Emmet Sherwood, Rosina, scanned with Box 1, Folder 7
OV 12

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