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  • Notes on the Manuscript Collection Vol. 7 No. 3 & 4


          Mss 188  160 items

    The Timothy Farrar Papers include private, public and legal papers of Justice Timothy Farrar (1747-1842) of New lpswich, N.H., and those of his son Timothy Farrar, Jr. (1788-1874) of Portsmouth, N.H., and contain material about the Farrars# connection with Dartmouth College, 1775-1856.  This material was a gift to the Society from Clara L. Buswell on 6 April 1939.

    The papers of the elder Farrar -- who was a selectman, state council member, justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court, and trustee of Dartmouth College -- include correspondence with Edward S. Livermore (1762-1832), Simeon Olcott (1755-1815), John Phillips (1719-1795), Jeremiah Smith (1754-1862), and William Gordon (1763-1802). Most of the material concerns political and judicial matters, and the affairs of Dartmouth College.

    The papers of the younger Farrar -- a law partner of Daniel Webster, and librarian, secretary and treasurer of Dartmouth College -- are more numerous, and include some personal correspondence as well as legal and Dartmouth College material.  Among the correspondents of Timothy, Jr. were Charles Burroughs (d. 1823), Nathan Hale (1784-1863), Reuben D. Mussey (1780-1866), Thomas W. Thompson (1766-1821), and Levi Woodbury (1789-1851). This section also includes legal papers from the time of the young Farrar#s law partnership with Daniel Webster.

    The material is divided into three sub-groups.  Subgroup I: Timothy Farrar (1747-1842) contains correspondence and documents concerning his judicial career and trusteeship of Dartmouth College.  Subgroup II: Timothy Farrar (1788-1874) is divided into four series - Series A, Personal: correspondence on personal and political affairs (1802-1856); Series B, Dartmouth College: correspondence and documents as librarian, secretary, and treasurer (1811-1852); Series C, Legal Papers: correspondence, pleas, etc., from practice in Portsmouth, N.H (1809-1852); and Series D, Judicial: correspondence relating to his clerkship appointment (1821-1825). Subgroup III: Docket Books contains two volumes of records of the New Hampshire Court of Common Pleas (1810-1845).


          Mss 62  2 feet

    The Faunce Papers contain genealogies, questionnaires, correspondence, notes and photographs pertaining to descendants of John Faunce (1602-1653) gathered between 1959 and 1973 by James Freer Faunce (b. 1908) in researching The Faunce Family History and Genealogy (1967, rev. 1973). The material, given to the Society in two installments (6 June 1976 and 9 January 1984) reflects the research in preparation for a comprehensive family genealogy.  It contains correspondence with such well-known genealogists as Florence G. Main, Frederick G. Emmison and Phillimore & Co., Ltd.

    English research by hired agents often includes copies of pertinent documents from Essex for the period 1420-1720.  American research was based on collected informal genealogies and extensive correspondence with relatives throughout the country.  The replies include completed forms, research notes, clippings and photographs.  This raw material was filed geographically, with material digested from forms filed by generations 1-9.  Researchers thus have two points of access -- the data itself, and compiled material with respondents# comments and recollections.

    The collection is divided into seven sub-groups.  Sub-group I, General Faunce information includes a master list of Faunces and genealogies compiled between 1904-1968.  Sub-group II, Faunce lines covers descendants of heads of families (1610-1863).  Sub-group III, Maternal lines contains notes on allied families, including Damon, Dunham, Ellis, Fobes, Gibbs, Howland, Mapes, Morton, Rickard, and Vaughan.  Sub-group IV, Faunce generations includes Faunce-Freer records for 11 generations (1602-1959).  Sub-group V, Research, correspondence and notes gathered in England and the U.S., is divided into Series A , English research correspondence, notes, etc. (1963-72); and Series B, U.S. research correspondence, notes, etc. (1955-1973). Sub-group VI, General correspondence, notes, etc. (1959-1972) is divided into three series: Series A, Florence G. Main (1963-1972); Series B, Miscellaneous (1959-1972); and Series C, postpublication correspondence (1972-1982). Sub-group VII contains graphics.


          Mss 139  ca. 300 items

    The Charles L. Fillmore Papers (1733-1977) contain genealogies, notes, records, clippings, correspondence, and a journal pertaining to descendants (1676-1977) of John Fillmore (1676-1710) of Ipswich, Mass.  The material was given to NEHGS on 15 December 1985 by Mr. Fillmore#s daughter Elizabeth F. (Mrs. Laurence C.) Etter.

    Most of the collection concerns 19th- and 20th-century Fillmore families, utilizing vital records from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts and Michigan, supplemented by pension, census and fami ly Bible records. Also included is Mr. Fillmore#s exhaustive research journal, which contains his comments, notes, correspondence extracts, and sources.

    The material is divided into two subgroups. Subgroup I - General (1676-1977) contains four series: Series A, genealogy charts and journal; Series B, vital Records; Series C, notes and correspondence; and Series D, Clippings: Chisholm, Fillmore and Hicks families, indexed. Subgroup II - Families (1733-1977) includes genealogy, correspondence, Bible, pension and census records.

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