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Dunn - Osborn - Battey family papers

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Nathan Dunn (1782-1844) was the son of Nathan Dunn (d. 1782, age 39) and his second wife, Rhoda Silver (m. 11/4/1773). After the death of Nathan Sr., Rhoda (Silver) Dunn m. 1788 Thomas Osborn (d. ca. 1827) of Burlington Co., N.J. Thomas Osborn was the son of Richard Osborn (Osborn's Island, Burlington Co., N.J.). Nathan Jr.'s siblings from his mother's first marriage included Deborah Dunn (who m. Caleb Pancoast), William Dunn and Josiah Dunn. Nathan's half-siblings from his mother's second marriage were Phoebe Osborn (d. 1848), Palmyra Osborn (who m. 1818 Gideon M. Birdsall of N.Y.) and Rhoda Osborn (ca. 1794-1881, m. Restore S. Lamb (d. ca. 1867?)). Rhoda and Restore S. Lamb were noted Friends ministers (Hicksite).

Nathan Dunn (1782-1844) was disowned by Philadelphia Monthly Meeting in 1816 for bankruptcy. In 1818 he went to China and traded under the firm of Nathan Dunn & Company. He returned to Philadelphia in 1832 and paid off all of his creditors. While in China, Dunn collected Chinese objects, which were exhibited here and in Europe. He built a "cottage" in Mt. Holly, N.J., which was run by his half-sisters Phoebe and Rhoda for many years. Dunn gave Haverford College a gift of over $20,000 in 1840 and was a financial supporter of other charitable endeavors.

(Sources for above: DQB; Arthur W. Hummel, "Nathan Dunn," Quaker History 59 (1970), p. 34-39; will of Nathan Dunn in Dunn-Osborn-Battey papers; History of Little Egg Harbor Township, Burlington County, N.J., from its first settlement to the present time,... by Leah Blackman, F144 L49 B62 1963)

Smith Battey (d. 1858) m. Ruth Muzzey Aldrich (ca. 1801-1884). Their children were Avis Battey (ca. 1830-1906, m. Isaac Steere), Phebe Battey (ca. 1834-1919, m. Dr. John Barns (ca. 1818-1895)), Nancy S. Battey (ca. 1837-1865) and Thomas Jesse Battey (1842-1931) who m. 1865 Mary Augusta Heaton (1838-1923), "Gussie," daughter of Samuel and Lydia Heaton. Thomas and Gussie's children included Charles Heaton Battey (1868-1941, m. 1895 Sarah Edith Thompson), Edward Heaton Battey (b. 1873, died young) and William Aldrich Battey (b. 1876, m. 1901 Rhoda Amelia Birdsall).

(Sources for above: DQB; Haverford College matriculate catalog; Quaker Necrology files; Dunn-Osborn-Battey papers)

Correspondence, account books, receipts, bills and other financial papers, notebook, 2 ledgers of financial accounts, printed items, and other miscellaneous papers.

Primarily correspondence of Dunn, Osborn and Battey families. Also related families of Barns, Birdsall, Brownell, Coffin, Coutant, Heaton, Lamb, Pancoast, Steere and others.

Letters of Nathan Dunn (1782-1844) discuss trade with China and his experiences there (letter, 4/13/1824, describes elaborate dinner at which he was a guest), his Chinese Collection, a forgery court case "Thomas v. Dunn" (letter, 2/3/1844 and 6/21/1844 describes case in detail); also a copy of his printed will with annotations, legal and land papers (some related to Laurel Hill Cemetery of which he was a manager), notebook regarding his Chinese Collection. There are also two ledgers of his financial accounts, 1826-1830, which reflect his China trade business. The first ledger was also used in the 1890s by Ella Birdsall Wright.

Household and farming bills and receipts of Restore Shinn Lamb, Rhoda (Osborn) Lamb and Phebe Osborn (Dunn's half-sisters, Rhoda and Phebe, took care of Dunn's "cottage" in Mt. Holly, N.J., they also managed the farm on Osborn's Island, inherited by Thomas Osborn from his father).

Letters, 1833-1856, of David Battey discuss farm life in Indiana, ill health and loneliness, implication that he is with the Hicksite branch of Friends.

Letters of Nancy S. Battey, 1864-1865, some while teaching free black children in Yorktown.

Ruth M. Battey letters and estate papers, 1858-1887.

Smith Battey letters, 1840-1857, discuss travel to Michigan to visit sister Phebe and husband Elijah Brownell in 1840, also family news and advice.

Letters, 1830-1882, of brothers Elijah Brownell and Sands Brownell discuss family business difficulties in Michigan.

Letters, 1856-1858, of George W. Taylor (1803-1891) to Smith Battey and Isaac Steere, discuss his free produce business in Philadelphia (includes some invoices on letterhead of the company).

Other topics discussed in correspondence are Society of Friends matters, (Separation of 1827 - implication in several letters (David Battey, Job Battey, Nicholas Battey) that choices made as result of Separation have led to some estrangement from other relatives), health concerns and illness (several cases of consumption within the families), slavery and education.

Noteworthy individual items are: Letter, 1868, of Leah Blackman to Rhoda Lamb asking about family history for her book on Little Egg Harbor; Letter, 12/1/1884, of William Otis Crosby (1850-1925), to [Thomas J. Battey] re: mineral specimens; Letter, 11/7/1889, of Sallie Coutant Jones (1st wife of Rufus M. Jones) telling of their first year experience in running Oak Grove School; postcard, 2/2/1879, from John G. Whittier.

Other persons represented in the collection include: Thomas J. Battey, Phebe (Battey) Barns, Hannah M. Boadle, Samuel Heaton, Amos Hoag, and others.

There are three main groups of papers within this collection: the Battey family papers, the papers of Nathan Dunn and the Osborn family papers.

Within the Battey family section, letters written by Batteys come first (boxes 1 and 2), followed by letters written by others to the Battey family (boxes 3, 4 and 5). Letters are arranged alphabetically by author within each group and chronologically within an individual author. Box 5 also includes some miscellaneous Battey family papers.

Box 6 contains the papers of Nathan Dunn (1782-1844), as well as some miscellaneous Dunn family papers.

Boxes 7 and 8 contain correspondence of the Osborn and Lamb families, these are primarily letters to Rhoda and Restore Lamb and Phebe Osborn. Box 8 also includes some miscellaneous Osborn family papers. Box 9 contains financial papers (chiefly household and farming bills and receipts) of Rhoda and Restore S. Lamb and Phebe Osborn.

Housed next to the boxes are two volumes or ledgers of the financial records, 1826-1830, of Nathan Dunn which record transactions within China and with England and Philadelphia business associates for Dunn's trade in cloth.

Dunn - Osborn - Battey

Ms. Coll. 1163

Gift, 1990, 2001.

Processing history is unknown.

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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
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The collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Battey, A, 1842-1849.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Containes three letters from Amos Battey to cousin Smith Battey (also w/ Nicholas Battey to nephew SB) about family, Society of Friends, 1842 death of Aunt Sarah Battey, and settlement of her estate, 1842-1844. Also contains two letters from Amos P. Battey about family, his travels in ministry, and Aunt Sarah's estate settlement.

Battey, B & C, 1848-1941.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Benjamin H. Battey to uncle Smith Battey (also w/ J. R. Battey) about family, from C.A. Battey to cousin Smith Battey about learning shoemaking, and from Charles H. Battey to his parents about the difficulties of starting out in business and finding life's work.

Battey, J, 1818-1856.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Jesse Battey (executor of estate of Joseph Chase) with a 1818 receipt and 1819 account of above estate, from Job Battey to his brother Smith Battey about ill health, family, and wonders if he is neglected by relatives as he not of Orthodox branch of Friends, from Job T. Battey to his uncle Smith Battey and cousin Thomas J. Battey about family news, from Joel Battey to his cousin Smith Battey about family news, and from Jonathan Battey to his uncle Smith Battey about school and family news.

Battey, M, 1842-1865.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Mary Battey to son Smith Battey (in hand of and w/ Letters of Sands Brownell to brother Smith Battey) about family news, from M. [Mary] Augusta (Heaton) Battey ("Gussie") to Thomas J. Battey about love letters, her teaching, and an essay on Society of Friends, and from Mary E. Battey to cousin Smith Battey inquiring after share in estate of Aunt Sarah.

Battey, N, 1837-1865.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Nancy S. Battey to brother Thomas J. Battey and father Smith Battey about : teaching, her school in Yorktown teaching free black children, advice to her brother, and 2 estate receipts and from Nicholas Battey (w/ wife Thankful Battey) to nephews Smith Battey and Richard Battey about Aunt Sarah's estate, health and the daughter of Benjamin being with them as her parents went with Hicksites.

Battey, R, 1834-1878.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Contains letters/postcards from Richard Battey to brother Smith Battey with news of thedeath of Nancy Battey and of Elizabeth A. Osborn. Also contains letters from Ruth M. [Muzzey] (Aldrich) Battey to son Thomas J. Battey (1 w/ letter of Thomas's sister, Avis Battey) about family news (Thomas is at Haverford College).

Estate Papers of Ruth M. Battey, 1863-1887.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Contains letters and memoranda, receipts re: to settling estate, and an account book with several receipts.

Battey, S & T, 1840-1889.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Saloma [Battey?] to family (including "brother Thomas") about teaching school and advice of a spiritual nature, from Smith Battey to wife Ruth and son Thomas J. Battey (TJB) about a trip to Michigan to visit sister Phebe and husband Elijah Brownell, family news and advice, and from Thomas J. [Jesse] Battey (also an accompanying letter, of Elizabeth to her uncle TJB) to his parents about school. Also includes a certificate of admittance to Haverford College for Thomas J. Battey.

Papers of Thomas J. Battey, 1880-1881.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Papers from his time as Treasurer of the Missionary Committee, appointed at the Bible School Conference of Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting. Includes letters of committee secretary Phebe S. Aydelott and others related to donations, receipts of donations, report labeled "Report to Conference on Missionary Committee 5 mo. 1880" and "Other documents relating to Quarterly Collections"

Letters to Batteys: A, 1841-1843.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence from P. R. Adams to Smith Battey about mortgages and from Mary Atwater to son Edward Atwater (at school) and to Smith Battey and wife.

Letters to Batteys: B, 1840-1889.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from J. H. B. to "friend", from Mary G. B[attey]to cousin "Gussie" [Mary Augusta (Heaton) Battey], from H. [Hannah?] J. Bailey to Augusta [Battey], from Dr. John Barns to brother Thomas [J. Battey] including drawing of internal structure of ear copied from a plate, from Phebe (Battey) Barns (daughter of Smith Battey) to family, from George W. Benson to Smith Battey about the anniversary of National Anti-Slavery Society, and from B. F. [Benjamin Franklin?] Blair to Thomas J. Battey about an accompanying ALS of Mattie Greenwaid to "Mrs. Thomas Battie" requesting financial help. (fraudulent?)

Letters to Batteys: B, 1882-1891.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Corresponence from Hannah M. Boadle (aunt of Mary Augusta Battey) to Clemmie and Augusta Battey about family and from M. W. Buffum to cousin Augusta [Battey].

Letters to Batteys: Brownwell, 1838-1864.
Box 3
Scope and Contents
Letters to Batteys: Brownwell, 1830-1882.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Sands Brownell (brother of Elijah Brownell) to brother Smith Battey and Lewis Thompson about family buisness difficulties, from Thomas Brownell to brother Smith Battey, and from William A. Brownell to Uncle Richard Battey.

Letters to Batteys: C, 1840-1884.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from J[ohn?] Cartland to Thomas [J. Battey], from Ann E. Chamberlain to Aunt Sarah Battey, from Buffum Chase to Smith Battey, from William L. Chase to "friend," from William M. Chase to Smith Battey about transportation arrangements to upcoming meeting of the American Anti-Slavery Society in New York City, from J. A. Collins to Smith Battey about the annual meeting of American Anti-Slavery Society, from S. A. Comstock to Smith Battey, from Arnold Congdon to Ruth M. Battey, and from William Otis Crosby to "Mr. Battey" [Thomas J. Battey] about mineral specimens sent to him by Battey.

Letters to Batteys: Clementine S. Coutant, 1867-1891.
Box 3
Scope and Contents
Letters to Batteys: Countant, 1872-1890.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Mary M. Coutant to Phebe and from Elizabeth (Heaton) Williamson (sister of Clementine (Heaton) Coutant to her sister.

Letters to Batteys: D, 1839-1884.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Rachel H. Day (niece of Mary Augusta Battey) to? [signed "niece"], from Nancy H. (Battey) Disbrow to Uncle Smith Battey and Aunt Ruth Battey, from Nathan Disbrow to Smith Battey, and from A[delbert?]. E. Douglass to Thomas J. Battey, Esq.

Letters to Batteys: F, 1833-1889.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Edith M Farr to "Mrs. Thomas J. Battey" (Mary Augusta Heaton Battey), from Hannah (Bailey) Farr to "Mrs. Thomas J. Battey" (Mary Augusta Heaton Battey), from M[aria] Feltham on letterhead of Friends Hospital to [], and from Harvey Fink to Smith Battey.

Letters to Batteys: Gerow, 1884-1890, undated.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Elizabeth H. Gerow (Dr. Elizabeth Heaton Gerow?) [cousin of Mary Augusta (Heaton) Battey] to "Augusta," from Emily Gerow to Mary Augusta Battey, and from S. A. [Sally Ann (Baker)] Gerow to Mary Augusta Battey.

Letters to Batteys: G, 1851-1889.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Mary Amy (Collins) Gifford (wife of Seth Kelley Gifford of Haverford College) to Mary Augusta [Battey], from R. P. Gifford to Thomas Battey, and from Thomas Grover to Smith Battey.

Letters to Batteys: Heaton, 1859-1889.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Adna Heaton to "sisters," Alpha [Heaton?]­ to "Gusta," cousin (Mrs. Thomas Battey), and "Cousin" [all to Augusta Battey?], also recipe for medicine, from Daniel L. Heaton to cousin Augusta [Battey], from E. [Eliza?] Heaton (wife of Daniel Heaton) to cousin Augusta Battey, from Phebe [Heaton?] (who m. George [?]) to "Sister" and to "Gussie," and from Samuel Heaton (father of M. Augusta Battey)to "children" (Thomas J. Battey and "Gussey").

Letters to Batteys: H, 1843-1851.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Huldah Hester to cousin Smith Battey and from Amos Hoag to Smith Battey and to "friend."

Letters to Batteys: J, K, L, 1849-1889.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Samuel Jones to Smith Battey, from Wilmot R. Jones, to "friend Augusta Battey" about being in mourning for his wife, from Henry G. Knowles to Smith Battey, from Mary E. Little to "sister friend," and from Sarah (Coutant) Jones (wife of Rufus M. Jones) to "ones at home" about their experiences in running the Oak Grove School during Rufus's first year as principal.

Letters to Batteys: M, O, 1851-1887.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Alice F. Mayberry to Thomas Battey (encloses letter of Belle Nuttall to AFM) about the "Teachers Alumni Association," from Joanna M. Miller to "cousins," from Mattie R. Moore to [Mary] "Augusta Battey," and from John Osborne to Smith Battey about the readmission of Albert Smith to the Friends School.

Letters to Batteys: P, 1863-1883.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Susan Peckham to Augusta Battey and from Joseph Potts to Thomas J. Battey. Also includes "The Coopertown First Day School - for last season - Extracts."

Letters to Batteys: R, S, T, 1839-1889.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Rhode Island Anti-­Slavery Society to Smith Battey about a fund raising appeal, from Samuel Robinson to Smith Battey, from Isaac Sharpless to "friend" [Thomas J. Battey] aboutscholarship money for Battey's son, from Albert K. Smiley to Thomas J. Battey, from E. Smith to Smith Battey, from Abner K. Sprague to Smith Battey, from Avis (Battey) Steere (daughter of Smith Battey) to father and brother and sister, from Isaac Steere to Smith Battey about news of the boy's school and the death of a student, from Smith [B. Steere] (son of Isaac and Avis Steere) to Aunt Augusta and brother, from George W. Taylor to Smith Battey and Isaac Steere, from [Miss] A. Thurber, and from Samuel Boyd Tobey to Smith Battey about printed minute signed by Tobey appointing Battey to visit subordinate meetings.

Letters to Batteys: W, 1838-1889.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Mary Walden and Philip Walden to Smith Battey, from F. C. Walton to "friends" (Thomas J. Battey), from Phebe Weeks to "cousin," from Prince A. Weeks to Thomas J. Battey, from Lena L. Wells to Mrs. Battey, from John G. Whittier to Thomas J. Battey, from Mattie Williamson to Aunt Gussie, from Mary E. Wing to Augusta Battey, and from Clara A. Winslowto Thomas J. Battey, encloses document from "Friends' School Alumni Association."

Letters to Batteys: Unidentified, 1866-1889, undated.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Includes two letters to "Gussie" (one about the baby of Martha Birdsall), from Emma [?] to Thomas J. Battey, from Edna [?] to uncle Thomas J. Battey, from John [?Steere?], and to uncle Thomas J. Battey.

Receipts, etc.,, 1796-1868.
Box 5
Scope and Contents note

Includes: memorandum (1796) of who will sweep Meeting House for 1797-1800; receipts (1799-1815) estate of Joseph Battey (guardianship of son John); receipts, etc. (1804-1841) related to estate of Sarah Battey (d. 1842); receipt (1819) estate of Benjamin Battey; papers (1820) estate of James [Clemme?]; receipts (1863-1868) Ruth Battey

Notes on births, deaths, marriages of Batteys, 1684-1861.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Notes on births, deaths, marriages of families of Southwick, Mussey, Remington, Aldrich and others.

Poetry and penmanship, undated.
Box 5
Meeting minutes,, 1793-1850.
Box 5
Scope and Contents note

Includes: "Coppy of a minute setting off gloucester Preparative Meetg, 8th mo. 1793"; "Minutes of organization of [Friends Prov.] First Day School, established 3d mo. 1850"

Printed items, 1845-1849.
Box 5
Scope and Contents note

Includes: Free produce meeting minutes (1849); circular to members of School Committee [Providence Public Schools] (1845); 2 time tables

Letters by Nathan Dunn, 1821-1839.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Contains letters written while Dunn was in Liverpool while about to sail to Canton, in Canton to niece Hannah C. Risley about government restrictions on their interactions with Chinese merchants and an elaborate dinner banquet, in Canton to brother and sister about the Separation within Society of Friends and giving gifts of money to relatives, in Philadelphia to sisters Phebe and Rhoda Osborn (7), in Philadelphia to Thomas Dixey, and in Niagara Falls to Hannah C. Risley about traveling in New York State, Niagara Falls, etc.

Letters by Nathan Dunn, 1841-1844.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Contains letters written by Dunn while in Philadelphia to Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, in London to Hannah C. Dixey (3) about the Chinese Collection, the anticipated boom in trade with China, many missionaries and traders headed that way, need to stop opium traffic first "Opium and the Bible cannot enter China together," visit of Elizabeth Fry to the Chinese Collection, and comments of news of sister Rhoda and Mr. Lamb, and in London to Benjamin W. Richards (2) about the case of Thomas v. Dunn to come up in Court of Common Pleas (forgery case), Dunn winning the forgery case, the case and aftermath, and an anonymous letter in verse in Thomas's hand, which mentions gift to Haverford.

"Memoranda for Mr. Dunn - List of articles", 1829.
Box 6
Scope and Contents note

Notebook about packing of Chinese Collection, also Chinese articles wanted for collection, (and items needed to exhibit collection?)

Laurel Hill Cemetery papers, 1836-1840.
Box 6
Scope and Contents note

Includes: 2 account books, copies of deeds and legal documents, extracts from minutes of meeting of the proprietors, printed act of incorporation for Laurel Hill Cemetery (1836, managers are Nathan Dunn, Benjamin W. Richards, John J. Smith Jr., Frederick Brown, William M. Meredith, Edward Coleman, George N. Baker, Henry Toland and Nicholas Biddle)

Land papers, 1838-1839.
Box 6
Scope and Contents note

Includes: "Map of Lots in exchange of land between Nathan Dunn and William Russell" (1838) and "Deed, Absalom H. Smith and wife to Nathan Dunn for a lot of land in Mt. Holly" (1839)

Printed will, 1844.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

"The last will and testament of Nathan Dunn, late of the city of Philadelphia, deceased." with annotations in a contemporary hand [possibly Isaac Collins?, one of Dunn's executors].

Miscellaneous Dunn family papers, 1744-1841.
Box 6
Scope and Contents note

Includes: receipt (1744) and bond (1753) of Zaccheus Dunn, "Copy of account, Rhoda Dunn and John Barnes Execrs. of Nathan Dunn Decd." (1786), 1759 Deed (Silver and Shivers), receipt, several 1832 letters to Nathan Dunn related to building a house

Nathan Dunn's China Trade Financial Accounts, vol. 1, 1826-1829.
Volume 1
Scope and Contents

Includes general ledger balances, transactions within China and with England and Philadelphia business associates by Nathan Dunn on cloth cargo sent by the ships "Tobacco Plant" and "Isabella" and received by Dunn in Canton, China. The first ledger book was also used in the 1890s by Ella Birdsall Wright to practice her writing

Nathan Dunn's China Trade Financial Accounts, vol. 2, 1829-1830.
Volume 2
Scope and Contents

Includes general ledger balances, transactions within China and with England and Philadelphia business associates by Nathan Dunn on cloth cargo sent by the ships "Tobacco Plant" and "Isabella" and received by Dunn in Canton, China.

Letters of Osborn family: B, 1845-1884.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Includes funeral notices for William Ballinger and Rachel Bullock and letters from Ann Bellanger to Rhoda Osborn (w/ brother James Bellangee) about religion, from M. F. Bellanger to friend Rhoda, from Leah Blackman to Rhoda Lamb about family information for her book, from R. S. Bogan Jr. to Uncle Gideon [M. Birdsall], from Richard Bogan to Rhoda and Restore S. Lamb and Gideon Birdsall about running the farm on Osborn's Island, and from Frederick Brown to Phebe Osborn and Rhoda Lamb about the funeral and estate of Nathan Dunn.

Letters of the Osborn family: Birdsall, 1844-1885.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Albert Birdsall to Aunt [Rhoda Lamb?], from Nathan Dunn Birdsall to Aunt [Rhoda Osborn] and Aunts Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, from Thomas O. Birdsall to family, and from Zephaniah Birdsall to Aunts Phebe and Rhoda Osborn.

Letters of Osborn family: Gideon Birdsall, 1871-1884.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Includes miscellaneous items, memoranda, receipt, certificate from Marlborough Monthly Meeting, 1871 to Burlington and Little Eggharbor Monthly Meetings, 1882-1884, in regard to visit of GMB, bankbook.

Letters of Osborn family: C, 1844-1885.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Includes letters written by Jane [Carr] to Phebe Osborn, from Lewis R. [Cavilear] to Gideon M. Birdsall, from Offingham Cock [or Dock?] to R. Lamb, from Isaac Collins to Phebe and Rhoda Osborn about the estate of Nathan Dunn, from D. Colson to cousins Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, and from Phebe Coutant to brother Gideon M. Birdsall. Also included are funeral notices for Job Atkinson and Hannah R. Cox.

Letters of Osborn family: Coffin, 1839-1885.
Box 7
Scope and Contents
Letters of Osborn family: D, 1834-1872.
Box 7
Related Materials

Contains letters from Hannah C. (Pancoast) Dixey (previously Risley, daughter of Deborah Dunn Pancoast) to Aunts Phebe and Rhoda Osborn and children (Deborah Ann Risley), from S. W. Doughten to Mordecai W. Bryant (on behalf of Rhoda Lamb) with reply of Mordecai W. Bryant to RL on reverse, from Ann Eliza Dunn (daughter of Josiah Dunn and niece of Nathan Dunn) to Aunts Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, from Ann Eliza Dunn (daughter of Josiah Dunn and niece of Nathan Dunn) to Aunts Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, and from B. C. Duplaine to Restore Lamb.

Letters of Osborn family: Wm Folwell, 1840-1868.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from William Folwell (Nathan Dunn was apprenticed to a William Folwell in 1803) to Phebe and Rhoda Osborn and later, to Rhoda Lamb.

Letters of Osborn family: H, 1841-1885.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Barclay Haines and Lydia Haines (invitation to wedding of their daughter, Mary to William C. Parry), from Jane L. Harvey to Gideon M. Birdsall, and from Samuel B. Headley to friends Phebe and Rhoda Osborn. Also included are funeral notices for Margaret Haines, William Haywood, and Lydia L. Hewlings and a cover sheet addressed to Benjamin M. Hollinshead.

Letters of Osborn family: Lamb, 1842-1850.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Restore S. Lamb about the "conditions" of the sale of cedar timber, from Rhoda O. Lamb to sister Phebe Osborn and to G. and B. [Orul?]. Also includes a few misc. messages, including copy of appraisal of personal effects of Rhoda Lamb.

Letters of Osborn family: L, M, 1841-1864.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from E. Langdon to Mrs. Thomas Dixey, from William B. Langdon to Rhoda, from James Logan to Rhoda S.[?] Lamb, and from P. McCall to Restore S. Lamb. Also included are funeral notices for George McHenry and Rebecca Merritt sent to R. S. Lamb.

Letters of Osborn family: O, 1765-1822.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Contains an account book of Phebe Osborn (daughter of Thomas Osborn), papers of Richard Osborn (father of Thomas Osborn), and papers of Thomas Osborn (receipts, legal documents).

Letters of Osborn family: P, 1839-1873.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Deborah Dunn Pancoast (sister of Nathan Dunn) to family, Nathan Dunn Pancoast (nephew of Nathan Dunn) about an invitation and letter to Aunts Rhoda and [Phebe Osborn], from Sadie A. Pancoast to cousin, from Amos J. Peaslee to Rhoda O. Lamb, from Jacob S. Pedrick to Restore Lamb about the death of Hannah Pedrick, from Joseph B. Pedrick to cousin Rhoda O. Lamb, from William S. Perot to Restore S. Lamb, from Joseph W. Pharo to Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, from Phebe B. Pharo to Restore Lamb, from Timothy Pharo to Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, and from Pharos and Ridgway to Rhoda O. Lamb. Also included is a funeral notice for George Pancoast that was sent to Restore S. Lamb.

Letters of Osborn family: Q, R, S, T, 1839-1885.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Contains letters written by [Ira] Quigley to Rhoda, from Elwood Reeves to Restore S. Lamb, Mrs. Richards and daughters (acceptance of invitation) to Mrs. Osborn and Mr. Dunn, from Benjamin W. Richards to Phebe and Rhoda Osborn and Restore Lamb about the estate of Nathan Dunn, from D. A. [Deborah Ann] Risley (daughter of Hannah C. Dixey?) about a recipe for medicine (St. Vita's Dance), from Sarah Roberts to Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, from Daniel Schut to Mrs. R. S. Lamb, from Mary Ann Shourds to cousin Rhoda Lamb, from R. C. Smith to Rhoda and Phebe Osborn, from Henry Sutton to Gideon M. Birdsall, from Isaac Sutton to Gideon M. Birdsall, and from Daniel Townsend, ALS, to "Pheeby and Rhody Osborn." Also included is a funeral notice for William Shourds sent to Rhoda Osborn and family.

Letters of Osborn family: W, Z, 1839-1878, 1927.
Box 8
Scope and Contents
Letters of Osborn family: Unidentified correspondents, 1832-1878.
Box 8
Meeting minutes, 1848-1863.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten extracts from Yearly Mtg. (ca. 1848); printed subscription form for a Friends' school (1854); minutes of Marlborough Preparative Meeting of Minsters and Elders, Cornwall Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders, Cornwall Quarterly Meeting of Ministers and Elders

Poetry, photographs, memorandum, almanac, clippings.
Box 8
Receipt book of Phebe and Rhoda Osborn, 1834-1845.
Box 9
Receipts, bills, undated.
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Receipts, bills, 1820-1839.
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Receipts, bills, 1840-1849.
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Receipts, bills, 1850-1859.
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Receipts, bills, 1860-1869.
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Receipts, bills, 1870-1879.
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Receipts, bills, 1880-1889.
Box 9
Marriage Certificate for Gideon Birdsall & Palmyra Osborn, 1818.
Map Case Q-4 Drawer 4

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