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Tainter Family Papers
0.75 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
This collection contains
genealogical information relating to the Tainter family.
SERIES I. Papers SERIES II. Photographs SERIES III. Memorabilia
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains genealogical information relating to the Tainter family. It
has been organized into three series.
Series I. Papers contains some correspondence, the
marriage certificate of Ebes Brown and Lovina Tainter (1847), and a newspaper
Series II. Photographs contains photographs of Tainter
family members, including Edith Balch, Edward F. Balch, Elizabeth Balch, Elizabeth
Stone (Perkins) Balch, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cox, Dr. Arthur Kemble, Dr. William
Mack, William Osgood, Thomas Perkins, and Rev. Dr. W. W. Sylvester. These were taken
from two albums, one of which remains in the collection.
Series III. Memorabilia contains A
History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Taynter, who sailed from
England, April, A.D. 1638, and Settled in Watertown, Mass. by Dean W.
Tainter published in Boston in 1859. Also included is a small box labeled "My
Husbands Hair the dark curls 40 years of age, the grey at 59" containing a lock of
hair from "Edith", recipes or home remedies, and other slips of paper. In addition
there are six small photo albums of school children dated 1940-1946 in this
Joseph Tainter (1613 -1690) came to the United States from
England in the service of Nicholas Guy, a carpenter. He married Guy's daughter, Mary
Guy (1619-1705) soon after their arrival  and settlement in Watertown,
Massachusetts. They had nine children.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons,
or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Balch, Elizabeth Stone Perkins
Osgood, William R.
Sylvester, W. W.
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex