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Nancy Douglas Bowditch and Brush Family papers, circa 1860-1985

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Series 3: Correspondence , 1895-1979
2 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-3

Found is the personal and professional correspondence of Nancy Douglas Bowditch, William Robert Pearmain, George de Forest Brush, and other members of the Brush, Bowditch and Pearmain families, including Harold Bowditch, Selma Bowditch, Mittie Taylor Whelpley Brush, Georgie Brush, Jane Brush, Mary Brush, Tribbie Brush, Mary Alice (Polly) Pearmain, and Jack Pearmain.
The series is arranged as 4 subseries:
  • Subseries 3.1: Nancy Douglas Bowditch Correspondence, circa 1900-1978
  • Subseries 3.2: William Robert Pearmain Correspondence, 1904-1912
  • Subseries 3.3: George de Forest Brush Correspondence, 1895-1926
  • Subseries 3.4: General Family Correspondence, 1903-1979
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
3.1: Nancy Douglas Bowditch Correspondence, circa 1900-1978
The bulk of this subseries consists of the personal correspondence of Nancy Bowditch with her parents and parents-in-law, siblings, and first husband, William Robert Pearmain. Also found are letters from Jane Clemens, Barry Faulkner, and Gerald, Gladys, Emma, and Mary Thayer.
Description Container
Notes, circa 1960s
1
11
Alden, D. W., 1971
1
12
Allison, Hildreth and Henry, 1946-1973
1
13
Barton, Bob, 1974
1
14
Beloin, Mary, 1975
1
15
Biagi, Laura, 1908
1
16
Bowditch, Harold, undated, 1917-1921
1
17
Bowditch, Martha, 1939-1971
1
18-19
Brush, George de Forest, 1905-1910
1
20
Brush, George de Forest, 1911-1915
1
21
Brush, George de Forest, 1916-1933
1
22
Brush, George de Forest, 1938-circa 1940
1
23
Brush, George de Forest, circa 1900-1940
1
24
Brush, George de Forest, 1941
condolence letters
1
25
Brush, Gerome, 1912-1971
1
26-27
Brush, Grandmother, 1909-1910
1
28
Brush, Jane, 1946-1952
1
29-30
Brush, Mary, circa 1940-1955
1
31
Brush, Mittie Taylor Whelpley, 1910-1914
1
32
Brush, Mittie Taylor Whelpley, 1918-1929
1
33
Brush, Mittie Taylor Whelpley, 1933-1941
1
34
Brush, Mittie Taylor Whelpley, 1942-1946
1
35
Brush, Mittie Taylor Whelpley, 1927-1948
1
36
Brush, Mittie Taylor Whelpley, circa 1910-1950
1
37
Brush, Thea, circa 1900-1935
1
38-39
Brush, Tribbie, 1910
1
40-41
Chantal, Bianca de, 1908
1
42
Chantal, Lya de, 1907
1
43
Childers, Molly, 1961
1
44
Clemens, Jane (Jean), 1906-1908
1
45
Clemens, Jane (Jean), 1909
1
46
Clemens, Jane (Jean), circa 1908
1
47
Coates, Winslow Shelby, circa 1940-1946
1
48-49
Coburn, Frederick, 1947
1
50
Cogswell, Kathleen, 1962-1977
1
51
Cooper, Hortense, circa 1960s
1
52
Dresser, Faith, 1917-circa 1920
1
53
Faulkner, Barry, 1909-1964
1
54-55
Faulkner, Martha B., 1908
1
56
Forbes, Grace, 1965
1
57
Greene, Mary, 1907-1912
1
58-59
Hume, Hugh, 1910-1928
1
60
Hume, Lillie, circa 1910
1
61
Henderson, C. Hanford, 1912
1
62
Henderson (?), Gerald, circa 1910
1
63
Henderson, Hilly (probably Hildegarde), circa 1900
1
64
Kent, Kathleen, circa 1910
1
65
Kidder, Homer H., 1905
1
66
Lemmi, Charles, 1910
1
67
McKittrick, Margaret, 1908-1909
1
68
McVeigh, Rogers, 1912
1
69
Proctor, A. Phimister, 1947-1949
1
70
Proctor, Hester, 1974-1978
1
71
Pumpelly, Eliza, 1909
1
72
Osgood, Hamilton, 1907
1
73
Osgood, Margaret (Nonna), 1912-1915
1
74-75
Pearmain, Alice, 1907-1927
1
76-77
Pearmain, John (Jack), 1907-1955
1
78-79
Pearmain, Margaret, 1909-1932
1
80-81
Pearmain, Mary Alice (Polly), 1928-1947
1
82-83
Pearmain, Sumner B., 1909-1929
1
84
Pearmain Family, circa 1910
1
85
Pearmain, William Robert, 1905
William to Nancy
1
86
Pearmain, William Robert, 1907
William to Nancy
1
87
Pearmain, William Robert, 1908
William to Nancy
2
1
Pearmain, William Robert, 1909-1912
William to Nancy
2
2
Pearmain, William Robert, circa 1907-1912
William to Nancy
2
3-4
Pearmain, William Robert, 1905-1907 September
Nancy to William
2
5
Pearmain, William Robert, 1907 October-December
Nancy to William
2
6
Pearmain, William Robert, 1908
Nancy to William
2
7
Pearmain, William Robert, 1909-1910
Nancy to William
2
8
Pearmain, William Robert, circa 1905-1910
Nancy to William
2
9
Pearmain, William Robert, circa 1910
Fragments
2
10
Pearmain, William Robert, 1912
Condolence letters
2
11
Sanger, Margaret, undated, 1912
2
12
Smith, Corina, circa 1920s
2
13
Storer, Grandmother, circa 1910
2
14
Tharp, Louise Hall, 1954-1979
2
15
Thayer, Emma Beech, 1907-1910
2
16
Thayer, Gerald (Gra), 1903-1910
2
17
Thayer, Gladys (Galla), 1903-1908, undated
2
18-19
Thayer, Mary, 1904-1907
2
20
Upton, Grandmother, 1907
2
21
Volk, Marion, 1909-1911
2
22
Vose, Robert C., 1948-1949
2
23
Whelpley, J., circa 1920
2
24
Whelpley, Nan, 1912-1970
2
25-26
Whelpley (?), Page, 1976
2
27
White, Nelson C., 1940-1978
2
28-29
Whiting, Sue, 1909
2
30
Wood, Lisa, 1908
2
31
Aunt Jay and Uncle Phil, 1904-1911
2
32
Aunt Sue, 1919
2
33
A-Z, 1911-1970s
2
34
Fragments, circa 1910-1955
2
35
First Name Only, 1909-1972
2
36
Duplicate Typescripts, circa 1960s
2
37
Illegible, Not Signed, circa 1910s
2
38
Concerning Biography of George de Forest Brush, 1947
2
39
Concerning Biography of George de Forest Brush, 1948-1949
2
40
Concerning Biography of George de Forest Brush, 1950-1958
2
41
Concerning Biography of George de Forest Brush, 1960-1968
2
42
Concerning Biography of George de Forest Brush, 1969-1971
2
43
Concerning Biography of George de Forest Brush, 1972-1978
2
44
3.2: William Robert Pearmain, 1904-1912
Pearmain's correspondence is scattered and from family and friends.
Description Container
Brush, George de Forest, 1907-1910
2
45-46
Brush, Georgie, circa 1907
2
47
Brush, Mittie Taylor Whelpley, 1909-1910
2
48
Cable (?), J. W., 1906
2
49
Carlomagno, 1910-1911
2
50
Clemens, Jane (Jean), 1907
2
51
Faulkner, Barry, 1908-1910
2
52-53
Gaden (?), Maddalena, 1910
2
54
Gay, Arthur, 1909
2
55
Goodnow, Ruth Lois, 1910
2
56
Goodnow, W. L., 1911
2
57
Henderson, C. Hanford, 1909-1910
2
58-59
Lemmi, Charles, 1909-1910
2
60
Osgood, Hamilton, 1906-1907
2
61
Osgood, Nonna, 1910s
2
62
Pearmain, Alice, 1907-1910
2
63
Pearmain, Alice, circa 1907-1910
3
1
Pearmain, John (Jack), 1904-1908
3
2-3
Pearmain, Margaret, 1905-circa 1912
3
4-6
Pearmain, Sumner B., 1907-1910
3
7-8
Proell, Albert, 1910-1911
3
9
Storer, Mary L., 1907
3
10
Upton, S. M., 1906
3
11
Thayer, Gerald (Gra), 1910-1911
3
12
Thayer, Gladys (Galla), circa 1910
3
13
Agagmat (?), 1908
letter in French
3
14
Gerry (no surname), 1910
3
15
Gretchen (no surname), 1912
3
16
3.3: George de Forest Brush Correspondence, 1895-1926
George de Forest Brush's correspondence is primarily with Brush and Pearmain family members and the Thayer family.
Description Container
Bowditch, Harold, circa 1920, 1916-1918
3
17
Brush, Georgie, 1907
3
18
Brush, Mary, 1912
3
19
Brush, Mittie Taylor Whelpley, circa 1900
3
20
Brush, Tribbie, 1910
3
21
Pearmain, Alice, 1908
3
22
Pearmain, Mary Alice (Polly), 1926
3
23
Pearmain, William Robert, 1908
3
24
Thayer, Gerald (Gra), 1907
3
25
Thayer, Gladys (Galla), 1903
3
26
A-Z, 1895-1924
3
27
First Names Only, Not Signed, 1904-circa 1910
3
28
3.4: Other Family Members Correspondence, 1903-1979
Found are pieces of correspondence from members of the Bowditch, Brush, and Pearmain families.
Description Container
Bowditch, Harold, 1917-1944, circa 1950
3
29
Bowditch, Selma, circa 1910, 1914-1916
3
30
Brush, Georgie, 1904-1905, circa 1910
3
31
Brush, Jane, 1926-1941
3
32
Brush, Mary, 1904-circa 1910
3
33
Brush, Tribbie, 1903
3
34
Pearmain, John (Jack), 1904-1909
3
35
Pearmain, Mary Alice (Polly), 1920, undated
3
36
Pearmain, Sumner, circa 1910
3
37
Miscellaneous, circa 1920
3
38

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