14 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Massachusetts--Social life and customs.

  1. Grosvenor family papers, 1827-1981

    67,300 items. 192 containers. 76.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, subject material, financial papers, printed matter, and personal miscellany, chiefly 1872-1964, of various members of the Grosvenor family, principally of Amherst and Millbury, Mass., and Washington, D.C.

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  2. Adams family papers, 1776-1948

    230 items. 2 containers. .8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Chiefly correspondence of John Quincy Adams dated 1801-1846. Also includes correspondence and miscellany relating to other family members.

  3. Christopher Prince autobiography and souvenir booklet, 1806-1891

    3 items. 1 container. 0.2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sailor and activist in the seamen's religious movement. Manuscript autobiography containing accounts of seafaring life in colonial New England, maritime events of the Revolutionary War, Prince's employment by agents of George Washington, his enlistment in the Connecticut navy, the close of the war, and his conversion to Christianity shortly thereafter.

  4. Rufus S. Frost papers, 1841-1883

    250 items. 1 container. 0.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Merchant, public official, and United States representative from Massachusetts. Chiefly correspondence pertaining to family and personal matters, social occasions, and church activities.

  5. Charles Henry Harvey papers, 1835-1965

    265 items. 4 containers. 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Gold miner, carpenter, and mill worker. Correspondence, diaries, daybooks, receipts, and printed matter relating to Harvey's life and work as a millworker and carpenter in Methuen, Massachusetts, and as a gold miner in California and Colorado.

  6. William Sampson papers, 1806-1849

    2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Irish patriot, lawyer, and author. Microfilm of letters from Sampson to his wife, Grace Clarke Sampson, relating to his political exile from Ireland to the United States.

  7. Horsford-Tryon families papers, 1800-2000

    3,300 items. 10 containers. 3.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Mainly correspondence among family members primarily in central New York. Includes letters written by the chemist and women's education advocate, Eben Horsford, and by Maria Charity Horsford to her adult children from Washington, D.C., 1850-1853, during her husband Jerediah Horsford's service in the U. S. House of Representatives.

  8. Henry Ives diaries, 1857-1914

    55 items. 4 containers. 1.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Bank cashier and Congregational Church member and Sunday school teacher. Annual diaries with some newspaper clippings reporting on news and daily life in Ware, Massachusetts (1857-1867) and New Milford, Connecticut (1867-1914).

  9. Edward Shaw papers, 1847-1867

    980 items. 9 containers. 3.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    United States Patent Office clerk. Chiefly letters from Shaw's family, friends, and acquaintances documenting daily life of women in antebellum New England, Shaw's financial investments, and letters relating to Shaw's work as a patent clerk.

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  10. Gilbert Stanley Judd papers, 1856-1947

    120 items. 2 containers. 0.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Civil War soldier in the 103rd Ohio Infantry Regiment. Correspondence, writings, photographs, and miscellany relating primarily to Judd's military service and personal life. Also included are writings and correspondence of historian John Perry Pritchett who researched Judd's life and Civil War service in the 1930s and 1940s.