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Guide to the Sperry and Willard Family Papers MSS.2191

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Culley and Donnelly Walton

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

September 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-09-03T11:43-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Sperry and Willard Family Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.2191

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1874-1892

Abstract:

Letters between Sperry and Willards and from family members and acquaintances. Letters discuss money, society, health issues, and everyday life. The Sperry and Willard families, of Ohio, were connected by marriage through Mary Sperry Willard.

creator

Sperry, David B.

creator

Willard, George

creator

Willard, Mary

Scope and Contents note

Letters between Sperry and Willard families in Ohio, and from family members or acquaintances. Contains a family tree and an itemized list of the divisiion of the estate of S. Sperry. Also includes two poems written for Mary Willard. Letters discuss money issues, health issues, everyday life, gifts, society issues, and a wedding invitation. Contains 1 birth announcement, 1 newspaper clipping, 16 letters, 14 envelopes, and 1 wedding invitation

Related Archival Materials note

Related to Letters to Alice Comstock, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library

Processing Information:

Processed by

Jennifer Culley, 2008. Updated by Donnelly Walton, 2009

Preferred Citation:

Sperry and Willard Family Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2007

Biographical/Historical note

Mary Willard was born December 27, 1842. George Willard was born July 25, 1844. David B. Sperry was born February 11, 1844. The Sperry and Willard families are connected by marriage through Mary Sperry Willard.

Access Restrictions:

Open to researchers without restriction.

Source(s)

Cleveland, Ohio (Local)

Genealogy (Local)

Sperry and Willard Family Papers Box SC0013 Folder 2191.1