Stephen and Mary Ann Livermore Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers are a collection of letters written to Mary Ann Brigham Livermore and Stephen G. Livermore from friends and family members throughout the New England region. Stephen Livermore originated out of Marlboro, Mass. Some of the papers are letters from him to Mary Ann before their marriage. Many of the letters are from family that live in Massachusetts towns such as Worcester, Boston, Millbury, Marlboro, Harvard, and Holden. Other locations include Dover, N.H., Wells River, Vt., and Avon, Conn. While they were still single Mary Ann lived primarily in Worcester and Stephen traveled around the area searching for work. They spent their early married years in Springfield, Mass. from 1849-1852. Their most recent letters show that they later moved to Dayton, Ohio.
- Creation: 1842-1859
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1842-1859
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Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
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Letters are arranged in chronological order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Arranged and described by Jackie Corley, SCRC Staff, prior to May 2009.
Genre / Form
- Connecticut--History--19th century
- Massachusetts--History--19th century
- Massachusetts--Social life and customs
- Massachusetts--Social life and customs--19th century
- New Hampshire--History--19th Century
- New Hampshire--Social life and customs
- New Hampshire--Social life and customs--19th century
- Vermont--History--19th century
- Guide to the Stephen and Mary Ann Livermore Papers
- Jackie Corley, SCRC Staff.
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