Skip to main content

Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.

Series 2: Family Files , 1846-2006
2 Linear feet
Box 1-3, 22

Polly Thayer's family files, which include immediate and extended family, are extensive. Several individuals, such as Thayer's parents, Ezra Ripley Thayer and Ethel Randolph Thayer (née Clark), and her husband Donald Carter Starr, have multiple folders. Since there are files on members from the maternal and paternal sides of Thayer's family tree, there are materials on the Clark, Ripley and Vinton families, in addition to the voluminous folders on the Thayers and Starrs. The series includes correspondence, writings, printed materials, condolence letters, memorial plans, estate papers, and obituaries.
Family files on the members of the Starr and Thayer family are arranged alphabetically. Found at the end of the series are a few folders on extended family and relatives, including the Clarks, Ripleys and Vintons, all of which are arranged alphabetically. Miscelleanous folders about genealogy are arranged at the end of the series.
Description Container Select
Starr, Donald Carter
Short Biographies, 1920-1992
1
30
Passports, 1926-1935
1
31
Passports, 1960-1987
1
32
Harvard
Reunion Runes
, 1950
1
33
National Geographic
Article about Schooner Pilgrim, 1937
1
34
Typescript Draft of Article "Vanished Signs of Vanished Times", 1983
1
35
Typescript Draft about Charitable Giving, 1986
1
36
St. Botolph Club Donations, 1990-1994
1
37
St. Botolph Club Donations, 1996-2006
1
38
Assorted Notes and Sketches, 1991
1
39
Funeral Arrangements, 1992
1
40
Obituaries, 1992
1
41
Inventory of Writings, circa 1992
1
42
Starr, Donald Carter, Continued
Condolence Letters, A-L, 1992
2
1
Condolence Letters, M-Z, 1992
2
2
Starr's Miscellany
Table of Contents, circa 1992
2
3
Memorial Services, 1992-2006
2
4
Correspondence about Boats, 1992-2006
2
5
Schooner Pilgrim's Progress
Editing Process, 1993-1995
2
6
Schooner Pilgrim's Progress
Correspondence with David Ford, 1995
2
7
Schooner Pilgrim's Progress
Correspondence with Donald S. Marshall, 1994-1996
2
8
Schooner Pilgrim's Progress
Cover Design, 1994-1996
2
9
Schooner Pilgrim's Progress
Book Reviews, 1996-1997
2
10
Schooner Pilgrim's Progress
Letters from Readers, 1996-2004
2
11
Schooner Pilgrim's Progress
Chapters Read by Richard Dey, circa 1997
1 Sound cassette
2
12
Inventory of Paintings and Drawings, 2005
2
13
Starr, Victoria Thayer
Baby Book, 1940
2
14
Babysitting Notes by Childhood Nurse Sally, 1942
2
15
Vocabulary List, 1942
2
16
Childhood Compositions and Drawings, circa 1948
2
17
"Cartoons of Vicky's Mastectomy, 1985, Chinon", 1985
2
18
Postcard of Polly Thayer's Drawing
Victoria with Hamster
, circa 1991
2
19
Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin, 1995
2
20
Photocopy of Diplome d' honneur for Restoration of French Building, 1999
2
21
Higham House Restoration, 1999-2003
2
22
Miscellaneous Printed Materials , 2003-2004
2
23
Thayer, Eleanor Arnold
Postcard, 1907
2
24
Writings, 1913-1919
2
25
News Clippings, 1921
2
26
Memorial and Obituary, 1923-1957
2
27
Thayer, Ethel Randolph
Letters from Phillips Brooks, 1885-1891
2
28
Letters from Joseph Trumbull Stickney, 1893-1895
2
29
Letter from President William Howard Taft, 1914
2
30
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1885-1957
2
31
"Servants" Book, 1898-1950
A notebook containing the names of servants, their dates of service, and notes about their quality of work.
2
32
Shopping List and Recipe Notes, 1902
2
33
Locks of Children's Hair, circa 1910
2
34
Will and Estate Papers, 1923-1959
2
35
Typescript Drafts of Open Letters, circa 1938
2
36
Writings on Religion and the Oxford Group, circa 1938
2
37
News Clippings, 1942
2
38
Handwriting Analysis, 1944
2
39
Memorial Service, 1959
2
40
Condolence Letters, 1959-1982
2
41
Family Service of Greater Boston Charity, 1986-2003
2
42
Thayer, Ezra Ripley
Travel Diary, 1882-1883
2
43
The Harvard Monthly
, 1888
2
44
Typed Excerpts of Letters to Ethel Thayer, 1910-1911
Transcriptions of selected letters, sometimes partial and sometimes in full, written by Ezra Thayer to his wife Ethel Thayer over the course of a trip.
2
45
Thayer, Ezra Ripley, Continued
News Clippings, 1913-2001
3
1
Typescript Draft of "A Sketch of Thayer's Life" and a copy of
Ezra Ripley Thayer
published by Harvard Law School, 1916
3
2
Harvard Law School Class of 1914: The Third Class Report
, 1929
3
3
Memorials, 1961-2004
3
4
Ezra Ripley Thayer Fellowship at Harvard, 1973-2003
3
5
"Ezra Ripley Thayer: Dean of Harvard Law School 1910-1915", 2002
3
6
Thayer, James Bradley, the elder
Obituaries, 1902
3
7
Journal of Legal Education
, 1949
3
8
Jay Hook's Research and Thesis on James Bradley Thayer, 1987-1998
3
9
Harvard Law School Special Collections Records, 1987-2000
3
10
"Digging for Roots: The North Dakota Constitution and the Thayer Correspondence", 1989
3
11
Photocopy of Journal Entry, circa 1990
3
12
Northwestern University Centennial, 1992-1993
3
13
Thayer, James Bradley, the younger
Harvard Law School Donation and Records, 1982-2000
3
14
Estate Papers, 1982-1991
3
15
Thayer, Sophia Bradley
Obituary, 1914
3
16
Condolence Letters, 1914
3
17
Thayer, Theodora W.
Letter to Mary Vinton Clark, 1898
3
18
Condolence Letters, 1905
3
19
Articles and News Clippings, 1906-2005
3
20
Thayer, William Sydney, Articles and News Clippings, 1932-1985
3
21
Clark, Mary Vinton, Estate Papers, 1940
Oversized material housed in Box 22, Folder 2
3
22
Emerson, Mary Moody, Biographical Sketches, circa 2000
3
23
Ripley, Ezra, Biographical Sketches, circa 1990
3
24
Ripley, Samuel
Letter to Parish Members, 1846
3
26
Reverend Samuel Ripley of Waltham
, 1897
3
25
Ripley, Sarah Alden, Biographical Sketches, 1973-1999
3
27
Ripley and Thayer Family Genealogy Charts, circa 1980
3
28
Ripley and Thayer Family, Old Manse Historic Building, 1983-2004
3
29
Vinton Family, 1969-1987
3
30
Miscellaneous Family Material, 1948-1983
3
31
Oversized Estate Papers from Box 3, Folder 22, 1940
22
2

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.