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Newhall Family Papers

Newhall Family Papers

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NEWHALL FAMILY PAPERS, 1851-1901





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:Newhall family
Title:Newhall Family Papers
Dates:1851/1901
Quantity:.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence of the Newhall family from 1851 until 1901, and covers topics such as family relationships, deaths in the family, attitudes about the Civil War, and politics.
Collection Number:MSS 6

Series List


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence of the Newhall family from 1851 until 1901, and covers topics such as family relationships, deaths in the family, attitudes about the Civil War, and politics. There is only one series in the collection.


Series I. Correspondence contains personal letters to Joseph Henry (1830-1907) and his wife Eliza, mostly from Joseph's father, Gilbert Grafton Newhall (1801-1863). There are also numerous letters by Eliza G. Newhall to her mother Elizabeth Endicott G. Newhall, in Salem, while she was on a Grand Tour of Europe, from 1868 until 1870.


Biographical Sketches

Gilbert Grafton Newhall was born in 1801. He was a Boston agent for Whipple's Gunpowder. Gilbert married Elizabeth Endicott Gray, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Endicott (Gray) in 1829. Gilbert died in 1863. Elizabeth Endicott (Gray) Newhall died in 1882. The Newhall family lived at 9 Pleasant Street in Salem, Massachusetts.


Joseph Henry Newhall was born in 1830, the son of Gilbert and Elizabeth Newhall. He married Eliza Millett, and they had three children together; two of the children died in childhood, their son, Francis, survived into adulthood. Joseph died July 17, 1907, and is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.


Eliza G. Newhall was born in 1840 to Gilbert and Elizabeth Newhall, and was the sister of Joseph Newhall.


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.

Newhall, Eliza G., b. 1840
Newhall, Elizabeth Endicott Gray, d. 1882
Newhall, Gilbert Grafton, 1801-1863
Newhall, Joseph Henry, 1830-1907
Letter writing
Letters
Voyages and travels
Salem (Mass.)

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

Newhall Family Papers, MSS 6, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Elizabeth Newhall Malmberg on November 12, 1980.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Ellen D. Mark, November 1980. Updated by Hilary Streifer, September 2014.


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