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Tainter Family Papers

Tainter Family Papers

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TAINTER FAMILY PAPERS, 1847-1946





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Tainter family
Title:Tainter Family Papers
Dates:1847/1946
Quantity:0.75 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Abstract:This collection contains genealogical information relating to the Tainter family.
Collection Number:MSS 363

Series List

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 clipping.


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 series.


Biographical Sketch

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 [1638] and settlement in Watertown, Massachusetts. They had nine children.


Index Terms

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, Edith
Balch, Edward
Balch, Elizabeth
Balch, Elizabeth Stone Perkins
Cox, Francis
Kemble, Arthur
Mack, William
Osgood, William R.
Perkins, Thomas
Sylvester, W. W.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

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 Museum.

Preferred Citation

Tainter Family Papers, MSS 363, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Phyllis M. Folsom on February 26, 2002 (acc # 2002.043).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, August 2007.


Related Material

Tainter, Dean W. A History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Taynter, who sailed from England, April, A.D. 1638, and Settled in Watertown, Mass. Boston, MA: David Clapp, 1859.


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