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Miguel Bravo de Acuña Papers

Identifier: SMC-331
Abstract This document is Miguel Bravo de Acuna's extensive will. It contains 75 bequests or requests regarding the distribution of his wealth including: 1) a bequest of 100 pesos to the Redemptionists to be used for the ransoming of an impoverished noble held by the Moors, or barring that, anyone named Miguel so held; 2) various sums to the cities of Valladolid, Spain, and Lima, Peru, for the clothing and housing of impoverished noble men and women; and 3) 1000 pesos to the Franciscan convent...
Dates: 1624

Wheaton Family Collection

Identifier: MC-001
Abstract The Wheaton Family Collection covers the years 1721-2009. The bulk of the collection relates to the years 1779-1905. The collection shows the activities of an affluent family in the small town of Norton, MA. Laban Morey Wheaton and Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton were both active in the community, and established Wheaton Female Seminary. Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton contributed a great deal to the town of Norton by helping to renovate the Trinitarian Congregational Church and building the...
Dates: 1721-1994; 1779 - 1905