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Emerson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SMC-097

Scope and Contents

This Small Manuscript Collection consists of the nineteenth-century papers of the Emerson family of Massachusetts. The Emersons were deeply involved in Wheaton's educational project: Martha Vose Emerson served as Seminary Principal from 1840-1842. Alfred Emerson served as treasurer of the school as well as trustee. Annie Austin Emerson and Francis Vose Emerson were alumnae, and Frances later served as trustee. Emerson Dining Hall is named for this family. The materials span the entire nineteenth century, and contain family correspondence, newspaper clippings, sermons, speeches, and programs. The collection grants greater insight into the life and dealings of a white, respected, Victorian-era family. The Emerson Family in this collection is unrelated to later Wheaton President, Alice Frey Emerson.

Dates

  • 1802 - 1910

Creator

Extent

1 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Title
Emerson Family Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Mark Armstrong
Date
October 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script

Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton Massachusetts 02766