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TRUSTEES OF THE ROPES MEMORIAL RECORDS, 1903-1990





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-948-6012
Creator:Trustees of the Ropes Memorial
Title:Trustees of the Ropes Memorial Records
Dates:1903/1990
Quantity:7.25 linear feet (15 boxes, 1 flat file)
Abstract:This collection contains the papers of the Trustees of the Ropes Memorial and details the activities of the Trustees of the Ropes Memorial, including lectures and publications.
Collection Number:MSS 191

Series List

SERIES I. Trustee's Records
SERIES II. Treasurer's Records
SERIES III. Curator's Records
SERIES IV. Admissions and Tours
SERIES V. Garden and Botany Lectures
SERIES VI. Publications and Publicity
SERIES VII. Other

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers of the Trustees of the Ropes Memorial and details the activities of the Trustees of the Ropes Memorial, including lectures and publications. It is divided into seven series: Trustee's Records, Treasurer's Records, Curator's Records, Admissions and Tours, Garden and Botany Lectures, Publications and Publicity, and Other.


Historical Sketch

The Ropes Memorial was established under the wills of Mary Pickman Ropes and Eliza Orne Ropes, "for the preservation of the homestead owned and occupied by Judge Nathaniel Ropes (1726-1774), and his descendants for four generations and for the maintenance of botanical lectures and garden of flowers." For more information on the Ropes family, please see the Ropes Family Papers, 1702-1907, MSS 190.


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.

Ropes, Nathaniel, 1726-1774
Architecture--Conservation and restoration
Architecture--Designs and plans
Historic house museums
Insurance policies
Salem (Mass.)
Photographs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request 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

Trustees of the Ropes Memorial Records, MSS 191, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

Peter Doran donated a box of financial and insurance material, and papers dealing with the transfer of trusteeship to the Essex Institute, in June and July 1990 (found in box 14 and the flat file). The rest of the material was found in the collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Leslie Ward, September, 2010; Updated by Tamara Gaydos, August, 2016; Updated by Hilary Streifer, July, 2018


Related Material

Ropes Family Papers, 1702-1907, MSS 190


Edward D. Ropes, Jr. Papers, 1882-1888, MH 201


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