Ball Family Papers
Scope and Contents
Papers, 1887-1976, of the Ball family, chiefly Hugh Ball and Mary Pierce Ball who operated a dairy farm in Vergennes, Vermont. Dairy farming account books and receipts are included in the collection. Mary Ball (née Mary Lucy Pierce) grew up in Shelbourne, Vermont and her eleven diaries, written between the ages of eighteen and thirty-two, detail the weather, social engagements, sewing projects, books read, school, and in the last diary, baby care.
Also in the collection are correspondence, mainly between members of the Ball family; portraits and snapshots; artwork; and other related materials.
- Creation: 1887-1976
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0.50 Linear Feet
Artifacts received with Acc 2010.674 are described in the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss 1.03), including Snow Farm Scene Painting on Canvas Wrapped Board (2010.674.01)
Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in November 2010. Finding aid completed by Lisa Sparks Carpenter in December 2010.
- Guide to the Ball Family Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Lisa Sparks Carpenter, American Studies Intern and Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English