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Wilkins/Gardner Family Papers

Wilkins/Gardner Family Papers

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WILKINS/GARDNER FAMILY PAPERS, 1847-1961





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:Wilkins family
Title:Wilkins/Gardner Family Papers
Dates:1847/1961
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence and financial papers (wills, deeds, insurance policies, tax records, pension information) of the Wilkins and Gardner families of Salem and Middleton, Massachusetts.
Collection Number:MSS 366

Series List

SERIES I. Correspondence and Financial Papers
SERIES II. Memorabilia

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence and financial papers (wills, deeds, insurance policies, tax records, pension information) of the Wilkins and Gardner families of Salem and Middleton, Massachusetts. It has been organized into two series.


Series I. Correspondence and Financial Papers contains the correspondence and financial papers of Daniel B. Gardner, William H. Nichols, Thomas N. Gardner, Alden B. Gardner, Luther T. Wilkins, Francis Blake Wilkins, and Aldene G. Wilkins. There is one photograph of Aldene G. Wilkins circa 1930.


Series II. Memorabilia contains a wallet, set of keys, and a notebook.


Biographical Sketches

Francis Blake Wilkins (1894-1954), son of Luther Frank Wilkins (b. 1851) and Mary Ellen Fuller (b. 1853), was born in Middleton, Massachusetts. He worked for the B & M Railroad and was a veteran of World War I. He married Aldene Gardner Wilkins (1899-1965), daughter of Alden B. Gardner (b. 1854) and Florence Cushing Gardner, in 1922. She was a stenographer. Alden B. Gardner's father was Thomas N. Gardner (1831-1875).


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.

Gardner family
Gardner, Alden B., b. 1854
Gardner, Daniel B.
Gardner, Edson F.
Gardner, Thomas N., 1831-1875
Grant, Sarah L.
Nichols, William H.
Robbins, Gladys P.
Wilkins, Aldene G., 1899-1965
Wilkins, Francis Blake, 1894-1954
Wilkins, Luther Frank, b. 1851
Beverly Masonic Club

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

Wilkins/Gardner Family Papers, MSS 366, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on April 16, 2002 (acc # 2002.041).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, August 2007.


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