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Oliver Family Papers

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The collection contains the papers of the family of Wendell French Oliver (1893-1953), the son of William Theodore Oliver and Elma French Oliver of Lynn, Massachusetts. The Oliver family descended from Gamaliel Wallis Oliver (1772-1849), a successful Lynn shoe manufacturer. Gamaliel Oliver married Charlotte Breed in 1807, and they had three sons: William Breed Oliver (1808-1885), James Purinton Oliver (1810-1873), and Theodore Breed Oliver (1813-1832). William Breed Oliver was a professor of astronomy and friend of William Lloyd Garrison; he married three times: First, Huldah A. Purinton of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1835; she died in 1838, no children. Second, Sarah Jenkins, in 1841, North Berwick, Maine; and third, Rachel Buffington in 1862, who had three children.

He had four children by his second wife, Sarah Jenkins Oliver (1814-1854), three who survived to maturity. Charlotte (1848-1903) married Isaac Packard, a Methodist minister. James Wallis Oliver (1850-1938) in 1884 married Mary Anne Otis, daughter of James D. and Mary M. Otis of Nantucket Monthly Meeting. In 1885 they removed to Poplar Ridge (Otisite) Monthly Meeting, New York, where they are buried. James was a member and minister of Nantucket Monthly Meeting.

The third child, William Theodore Oliver (1854-1933) was a draughtsman and scientific illustrator. He married three times. He and his first wife, Elma French ( 1860-1895) had two sons, Wendell French Oliver (1893-1953) and William Theodore Oliver (1895-1978). In 1897, William T. Oliver married a second time, Georgianna Willard (1868-1912), and they had two children, Herbert W. Oliver (1901-1919) and Elizabeth Brattle Oliver (born 1905). Herbert was a wireless operator and died at sea in 1919. In 1914 William T. Oliver married a third time, to Emma Talbot (1871-1944).

Both Wendell and W. Theodore Oliver attended Westtown School. After graduation, Wendell worked with the William H. Moon Nursery in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. He transferred from Nantucket Monthly Meeting to Falls Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1917. In 1918 he was accepted into the Friends Reconstruction Unit, serving in the Tree Distribution Project in France, and in 1920 he married Mary Sydney Satterthwaite at Fallsington Meeting. She was the daughter of Henry W. and Lucy Sharpless Satterthwaite. Wendall and Mary had four children: Lucille, William Wendell, Elizabeth B., and Miriam. Wendell was a landscape architect and worked with the William H. Moon Company in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, across the Delaware River from Trenton. In 1948-1950, he served on the Westtown School Committee and acted as superintendent of the grounds.

The second son, W. Theodore Oliver (1895-1978), was adopted by his aunt and uncle, James and Mary Anna Oliver; his mother is variously in sources as Elma F. Oliver and Mary Anna Otis Oliver, and Wendall is described variously as brother and cousin. Theodore also was a conscientious objector in WWI and served with the AFSC in European Reconstruction. Theodore married Sarah Wright Wood in 1924. She was the daughter of Edward Wood and Marianne Valentine Wood, members of Perry City Monthly Meeting. In 1933 they transferred their membership from Nantucket to Perry City Monthly Meeting and were members of Ithaca Monthly Meeting at the time of their deaths. Sarah's great-aunt, Freelove Owen Pyle (1834-1920) lived in the Woods' home in the latter years of her life.

The Purinton family of Lynn, Massachusetts, was related by marriage in multiple generations. Gamaliel Oliver married Charlotte Breed, granddaughter of James Purinton and Anna Breed Purinton. Their nephews, James and Ebenezer Purinton, married sisters, Tamesin and Bethia Frye. Ebenezer and Bethia were the parents of Huldah Purinton (1809-1838), the first wife of William Breed Oliver.

The collection contains the papers of the family of Wendell French Oliver, New England and Pennsylvania Wilburite Quakers. Gamaliel Wallis Oliver (1772-1849) was a successful Lynn, Massachusetts, shoe manufacturer who married Charlotte Breed in 1807. Two grandsons, Wendell French Oliver and William Theodore Oliver, were conscientious objectors in WWI and served with the AFSC in European Reconstruction. The collection includes journals, photographs, and related papers of Wendall, Theodore, and Theodore's wife, Sarah Wood Oliver, a member of Perry City Monthly Meeting. Also a small amount of correspondence, a journal kept by Freelove Owen Pyle, 1909-1920, and genealogical and miscellaneous papers of the Satterthwaite and Buzby families of New Jersey and the Lane family of New York State. In addition to the WWI conscientious objectors material, of special interest are a letter from Quaker minister Mehetabel Jenkins and a letter from William Lloyd Garrison.

Arranged in six series: 1. Journals and albums; 2. Wendell French Oliver and William Theodore Oliver family; 3. Miscellaneous correspondence; 4. Legal and financial; 5. Genealogical research; 6. Photographs.

Gift of Lucille Koenig and Miriam Swartz, daughters of Wendell French Oliver

The original donation included a USB flash drive and DVD-R containing scans of all of the photographs in the World War I Album, scanned by Lucille Koenig in 2016. After the images were added to Swarthmore's Digital Library and preservation system, the USB and DVD-R were discarded.

Two handwritten "Family Records" (and accompanying keepsakes) were added to the genealogical file in PG7.

Publisher
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Susanna Morikawa
Finding Aid Date
November 2023
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Collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

[James W. Oliver], journal, 1880.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

The author mentioned his 30th birthday and brother William T. Oliver. Well-knwn in Lynn, James W. Oliver (1850-1938) married Mary Anm Otis in 1891, and they strictly adhered to Quaker plainness.

Diaries: William T. Oliver , 1880-1905.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Multiple small volumes, mostly daybooks with short entries kept by William T. Oliver (1854-1933). On Nov. 23, 1919, he recorded the death of son Herbert who fell overboard when on duty, USS Gulf Coast. Entry of June 10, 1920, recorded that son Wendall French Oliver and Mary S. Satterthwaite were married at Meeting. Daughter Elizabeth was maid of honor. He attended WCTU and Quaker meetings. Financial accounting at end of books.

Diaries: William T. Oliver , 1906-1932.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Lacking 1909, 1916

Diaries: Wendell F. Oliver , 1913, 1915-1917, 1920.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Multiple small volumes. Wendall French Oliver (1893-1953) lived in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1915 and wrote about attecning school and meeting. 1916, he lived and worked in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, at the Moon Nursery. In 1917, he wrote about attending local Orthodox Quaker, Methodist and Hicksite meetings. 1920, he served with the AFSC in France in January, then went sightseeing in England where he attended Quaker meetings. He mentioned German prisoners of war and sailed home in March.

Wendell F. Oliver school workbook, 1901.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Age 8

Diaries: Sarah W. Oliver , 1932, 1933, 1943, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1961.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Multiple volumes. The daughter of Edward and Maryanne (Valentine) Wood of Perry City Monthly Meeting, Sarah (1892-1973) married William Theodore Oliver in 1925 and transferred to Nantucket Monthly Meeting. In 1932, she wrote about their move to Ithaca, New York. Attended Quaker meetings, recorded daily activities in short entries.

Diaries: Sarah W. Oliver , 1962, 1964-1971.
Box 4
Journal: [Freelove Owen Pyle], 1909-1920.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Single volume, unsigned but attributed to Freelove Owen Pyle (1834-1920) who was Sarah Wood's great-aunt. She was married in her fifties (1889) to Edward Pyle and lived most of her life in the homes of her siblings and nephew. Freelove wrote about attending meetings and quarterly meetings, Wood, Mekeel and other relations, deaths of Friends and relatives. Widowed in 1901, in 1910, she lived briefly with Hannah Williams in Pasadena, California, returning to Ithaca, New York, later in the year. In 1920 she lived in the household of her nephew Edward Wood and wife Maryanne. Also in household was their daughter Sarah W. Wood who married W. Theodore Oliver in 1924.

[Satterthwaite?] Datebook and addresses, 1903-circa 1953.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Likely kept by a Satterthwaite, possibly Mary S. Oliver and her mother? Includes deaths of Olivers and Satterthwaites through Wendall's death in 1953.

Margaret H. Buzby commonplace book, 1846.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Margaret Haines married Joseph Buzby in 1813, Moorestown Monthly Meeting, New Jersey. Most entries concern Gummeres

Postcard from Grandmother [Stratton], Damascus, Ohio, 1910.
Box 5
Postcards with notes written by Theodore and Wendell Oliver , 1919-1920.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Collected postcards of France, war-torn scenes and travel. Explanatory notes, dated, by Theodore and Wendall. A few posted, either to James W. Oliver (father) or Rebecca Otis, Lynn, Massachusetts. Also collected postcards of tourist sites in Europe (not labeled).

Collected postcards of Lynn, Massachusetts.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Oliver family's hometown

William Theodore Oliver visa, 1919.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

For relief work in France. Also, authorization for his return to Lynn, Massachusetts, 1920.

The Truth Shall Make Them Free by Wendell F. Oliver, 1919.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Carbon copy of a typed poem by Wendall F. Oliver, Vanault-les-Dames, Marne

Typed excerpts from letters of Wendell F. Oliver, 1919.
Box 5
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Carbon of notes typed by H.J. Moon, "largely from letters of Wendall." Intended to circulate among AFSC conscientious objector workers. Describes start of group's work in France.

La Mission de la Société des Amis, by Wendell Oliver, 1919.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Typed transcript account of his journey to France in 1919. It ends with his arrival at his workplace, edited by son William Wendall Oliver. Also typed essay of Mishaps of a Mission Motorcyclist.

Index of images in WWI photo albums and list of C.O.s in Company, circa 1919-1920.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Albums stored in Photograph Collection with duplicate copy of index.

Relief insignias, 1919-1920.
Box 5
Publications which include Wendell French Oliver's horticultural articles , 1928-1940.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Including House and Garden Magazine

Wendell Oliver published articles, with letters and Moses Head farm papers, 1936-1940, undated.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Includes Moses Head farm papers, Albany, New Hampshire, and the article he based on papers found in the abandoned Heald farm.

Wendell French Oliver memorial and memorabilia , 1953.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Published in Westonian. Poem by his widow after his death, business cards.

Emma Talbot Oliver (1871-1944) papers.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Third wife of William T. Oliver. Photo of her birthplace in Ohio. Letter copied by Annie Preston, to Miriam Oliver and her family which related the story of how Emma met William T. Oliver when attending a First Day Meeting of Conservative Friends, held at James W. Oliver's home. Handwritten essay description of Hicksites.

William B. Oliver Nautical Almanac computations, 1868.
Box 5
Manuscript of lecture by William B. Oliver, undated.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Presented to [Lynn Lyceum ?] on topic of astronomy. Also, a manuscript of a debate

Poetry by William T. Oliver, 1898, 1914, undated .
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Includes a handwritten manuscript of a poem describing climbing Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire. Published poem celebrating May Day 1914; undated Iona Lake poem with illustration

William T. Oliver sketches.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Lynn, Massachusetts?

William T. Oliver street map of Lynn.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Pencil, faded. Market Street, with notes.

William T. Oliver published maps.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Maps

Physical Location

Box 5 and oversized published maps stored in Oversize folder.

Silhouettes of William W. Oliver and Gamaliel Oliver and miscellaneous.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

William Wait Oliver was the brother of Gamaliel Wallis Oliver. He was nicknamed "Old Step-Over-to Lynn." Removed from frame; a typed anecdote on reverse signed by Israel B. Oliver, son of William Breed Oliver. Primitive black paper cut-out on foxed board. Also Lynn Directory and Register, 1841, which lists Oliver family members.

Catalogue Friends Boarding School, 1832, 1833.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Printed catalogues, property of James P. Oliver, with his name added to list of students

Mehitabel Jenkins to Rhode Island Yearly Meeting, 1770?.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Mehitabel Jenkins (1731-1815, born in Maine and recognized as a minister about 1751. A "plain" Quaker, she traveled to England and Ireland as well as the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

Mary Jenkins, Providence, to Deliverance Purinton, Lynn, 1780-08-08.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Deliverance Purinton (1752-1785) was the aunt of Charlotte Breed, wife of Gamaliel Oliver. The note to her friend gave a health update with a postscript that the certificate she sent was accepted.

Ebenezer Pope, Boston, to James Purinton, Lynn, 1775-05-14.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Pope wrote that he had not yet been able to flee from Boston, asked for pair of shoes for his wife if possible. Ebenezer Pope was a member of Lynn Monthly Meeting and in 1801 gave $1,000 to establish a fund for needy Friends in the Boston area. James Purinton (1723-1801) was a cordwainer (shoemaker) and grandfather of Charlotte Breed who married Gamaliel Oliver, also a shoe manufacturer in Lynn.

James P. Oliver (1810-1873) family correspondence, 1833.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Letter from parents Gamaliel and Charlotte Oliver to son James Purinton Oliver in Providence. Also, letter from James to Benjamin with a description of Yearly Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, and a visit by the President of the U.S.

William Breed Oliver, Providence, to mother, Charlotte Oliver, 1830.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Family news

Business correspondence to W. B. and J. P. Oliver, 1861.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Concerning bills not paid. The sons of Gamaliel continued the family shoe manufacturing in Lynn, but suffered financial losses during the U.S. Civil War.

James P. Oliver to niece Charlotte , 1865.
Box 6
William Lloyd Garrison to Dear [William Breed] Oliver, 1876-10-25.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

With thanks for the letter that Oliver sent concerning his mother. Garrison remarked how he had apprenticed in the shoe shop of Oliver's father (Gamaliel Oliver) in Lynn, Massachusetts. Fragile, split at fold lines

John G. Whittier to Dear Friend, 1889-03-04.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Note to "Dear Friend," in which he wrote that Oak Knolls was only his part-time residence

1883 autograph of Whittier on birch wood, 1883, 1907.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Cover letter from cousin R. W. Woodward enclosing faded autograph on birch wood.

"Dear Sister," from Trumansburg, 1903-07-16.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Long account of a trip to New England and Long Island

Deed, Joseph? to James Purinton, Salisbury, 1704.
Box 6
Deed, Betsy and Jeremiah Allin to James Purinton, 1713.
Box 6
Deed, Joseph Hoag, Salisbury, to James Purinton, 1714.
Box 6
Deed, Benjamin Breed to James Purinton, 1739, 1828.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Also Benjamin Breed, Jr., to James Purinton

Deed, Onisiphorus Paige to James Purinton, 1745.
Box 6
Deed, Daniel Breed to Gamaliel Oliver, 1794.
Box 6
Deed, Joel Newbold to William W. Oliver, 1804.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Lynn, Massachusetts

Deed, Samuel Breed et al. to Charlotte Oliver, 1825.
Box 6
Marriage certificate, Joseph Buffum and Lydia Warfield, 1754.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Before the meetings of Boston and Lynn. Ebenezer Pope was a witness,.

Salem Monthly Meeting minutes, 1773.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Draft of minutes, concerning marriage intentions including Benjamin Chace and G. Breed. James Purinton represented Salem Preparative Meeting

Oliver wills and estates.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

William T. Oliver (1923)and Emma T. Oliver (1936)

Satterthwaite wills and estates.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Henry W. Satterthwaite, Lucy S. Satterthwaite estates

Subscription drive for Nantucket Friends Burial Ground.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Brochure for endowment subscription to support the burial ground which no longer was owned by the Quaker meeting.

Mary S. Satterthwaite cooking notes, finance and travel ledger, 1905.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Household and cooking tips

John Buzby ledger, Moorestown, New Jersey, 1869-1902.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

With miscellaneous personal notes, 1920

Buzby miscellaneous papers.
Box 6
Diplomas, 1907-1929.
Folder RG5/334 oversize
Scope and Contents

Includes: Wendall French Oliver grammar school diploma,Lynn, Massachusetts, 1907; Mary Pim Lane diplomas: Oakwood School, Westtown, NYS entrance exam, Skidmore College.

Giles Satterthwaite and Susan Buzby marriage certificate, 1851.
Folder RG5/334 oversize
Scope and Contents

Moorestown Monthly Meeting

Henry Woodward and Anna K. Buzby marriage certificate, 1855.
Folder RG5/334 oversize
Scope and Contents

Moorestown Monthly Meeting

Henry Satterthwaite and Lucy Sharpless marriage certificate, 1876.
Folder RG5/334 oversize
Scope and Contents

New Garden Monthly Meeting

William C. Swartz and Mary Pim Lane marriage certificate , 1933.
Folder RG5/334 oversize
Scope and Contents

Poughkeepsie Monthly Meeting. Also photocopy of anniversary certificate and marriage certificate of 1819 William Lane and Mary Griffin marriage certificate.

Donald Ralph Koenig and Lucille Sharpless Oliver, 1952.
Folder RG5/334 oversize
Scope and Contents

Falls Monthly Meeting

Maps drawn and published by William T. Oliver.
Folder RG5/334 oversize

Buzby, undated-2018.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Mary S. Satterthwaite Oliver was the granddaughter of Susan Buzby Satterwaite who married Giles Satterthwaite, Moorestown Monthly Meeting.

French, circa 1935.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Printed family tree, notes, labeled copy image of Eliza Miller French, born 1832, mother of Elma French, first wife of William Theodore Oliver.

Oliver, circa 1963-1991.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Compiled by Lucille Oliver Koenig, Miriam Oliver Swartz and others

Oliver: clippings and copies, circa 1911-1991.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Includes some copy photographs

Pim-Thatcher-Lane-Swartz, circa 1946-1989.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Harriett Thatcher married David Lane in 1903. She was daughter of Lydia Pim and Enos Eldridge Thatcher. Harriett and David Lane's daughter Mary Pim Lane married Rev. William Swartz in 1904. Their son David Lane Swartz married Miriam Satterthwaite Oliver in 1936. Thatcher and Pim family photographs 1889-ca 1912 added to Oliver Picture Collection.

Thatcher-Pim research, circa 1959-1969.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Compiled by Marian E. Thatcher

Satterthwaite-Kirk, 1827-1982.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Wendall French Oliver married Mary Sidney Satterthwaite at Falls Monthly Meeting in 1920. She was the daughter of Henry Warrington Satterthwaite and Lucy Sharpless Satterthwaite. Henry W. Satterthwaite was the son of Giles Satterthwaite and Susan Buzby Satterthwaite of Moorestown Monthly Meeting, New Jersey. Includes a few family invitation, manuscript copies of William Satterthwaite certificate of removal (1734), essay on Satterthwaite genealogy, and broadside of sale of William Satterthwaite property including a grist mill (1827).

Mary Foster Cadbury research and correspondence, 1992-2017.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Like the Olivers, the Fosters aligned with the Wilburite (Conservative) branch of the Society of Friends in Massachusetts. The Fosters were close friends of the William T. Oliver family of Lynn, Massachusetts (illustrator). Mary C. Foster Cadbury's father, William Oliver Foster, was named for him. The Fosters and Olivers were active members of Nantucket Monthly Meeting (Otisite), and Miriam and Lucille Oliver, the donors, are distantly related.

Films of French pictures, 1919.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Film photographs from France, 1919, labeled with "Mr. Roger Everith Reed "

Harriet Thatcher Lane Photos, 1880-1981.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Harriet Thatcher Lane, Mary Pim Lane's mother, lived from 1880-1984

Harriet Thatcher Lane and David Franklin Lane 50th anniversary, 1953.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Harriet Thatcher Lane and David Franklin Lane's anniversary celebration, including Thatcher and Lane family members

Lane Family Album, 1906.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Lane family photographs including Aaron H Lane, William J Lane and some photographs of the Po[ugh]keepsie Meeting House (Miriam S Oliver's in-laws)

Lane Family Photographs, 1909-1963.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Lane family photographs at wedding anniversary, thanksgiving, etc. including Mary P Lane, Aaron Lane, from David L Swartz (Danbury, CT)

Lucille Oliver's Album.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Small light brown album including various members of Satterthwaite family with label "Lucille's"

Miscellaneous, 1910-1926.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Photos of friends of the Oliver family and unidentified people

Mary Pim Lane, 1907-1933.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Mary Pim Lane (1907-2016), from childhood to marriage (Miriam Satterthwaite Oliver's mother-in-law)

Massachusetts Family album, 1908-1914.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Black album with "Photographs" written on front, with group snapshots of family members including Wendell French Oliver, Elizabeth Brattle Oliver, Herbert W. Oliver and Elizabeth Brattle Oliver and family houses/important locations in MA (Walden Pond, Lynn Woods, Ipswich, Boston)

Massachusetts Family album loose pages/photographs.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Family photos including "Aunt Mary, Grandmother French [Elma French Oliver], Theodore, Wendell," Herbert and Elizabeth Oliver, Albert and Benjamin Stratton (Ohio Strattons = Emma Talbot Oliver's family), and photographs of West Chester, PA and Westtown School, on the same paper and with same handwriting as MA family album

Mid-century Photos of Talbot Olivers, 1966-1970.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Snapshots of Talbot and French Olivers including William Theodore Oliver, Sarah Oliver, Elizabeth Brathe Oliver

Oliver Family Homes, 1898-1935.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs of family homes including William J and Emma Oliver's home in Sharon MA and William Oliver's home in Lynn, MA

Oliver Family Individual Portraits 1883-1900, 1883-1900.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Formal portraits of members of Oliver family including James Oliver, Elma Oliver, baby photo of William T. and Wendell Oliver (1896), William Breed Oliver, William Theodore Oliver, James W. Oliver, William French Oliver's grandmother (no date)

Oversized.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Large photos including William T. Oliver, Mary Anne Sharpless

Satterthwaite Portraits.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Individual Portraits of members of Satterthwaite family, including portrait of Mary Satterthwaite Oliver (1918)

Satterthwaite/Sharpless Album.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Dark brown album including formal portraits of various members of the Satterthwaite and Sharpless families (Wendell French Oliver's in-laws, family of Mary Satterthwaite Oliver)

Thatcher-Pim Photographs, 1887-1968.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Photographs of the Thatcher and Pim family, including Richard Thatcher, Harriet Thatcher (Mary Pim Lane's mother)

Wendell French Individual Portraits, 1897-1943.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Formal portraits and snapshots of Wendell French throughout his life, including graduation from eighth grade at Cobbitt grammar school (1907) in Lynn, MA with enlargement of WFO and portrait of WFO in kindergarten

Wendell French and Mary Oliver Family Photographs, 1944-1954.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Wendell French Oliver and wife Mary Sydney Satterthwaite Oliver with children Lucille Oliver, William Wendell Oliver, Elizabeth B. Oliver and Miriam Oliver

Wendell French and Mary Oliver Wedding Album, 1920.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Damaged small black album with "snapshots" on the cover, with photographs of Wendell and Mary Oliver's marriage and their honeymoon in Atlantic City, including photographs with their friends and daughter Lucille "admiring model mushrooms"

William Theodore Oliver's Family Photographs, 1904-1910.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Photographs of Herbert Oliver (1901-1919) with his father William T. Oliver (1854-1933), photographs of Elizabeth "Betty" Oliver (b. 1905) on horseback and on a walk in the garden, photographs of the Herbert and Elizabeth Oliver in Lynn, MA, photographs of W. T. Oliver's wife Emma T. Oliver

William T. Oliver drawing of baby carriages.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Drawing by WTO (William Theodore Oliver) of baby carriages used in Oliver Family, 1850-1901 in envelope from John and Georgiana Foster (Amherst, MA)

William T. Oliver and Sarah Wood.
Box 11
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Photo of William T. Oliver and wife Sarah Wood, m. 1914

World War I album (reconstruction), 1919.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

World War I reconstruction album with photographs of soldiers, refugees, hospitals, Mision Cooperative, AFSC headquarters at Grange-le-Comte, Verdun, South of France and other European locations. Includes index with labels.

Print, Suggest