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Box 1

 Container

Contains 3 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1793-1861

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id26059
Scope and Contents Predominantly contains correspondence to either Mary or Hannah Gibbons. However, four letters are to their brother Joseph Gibbons, one of which written by Mary and Hannah. The subject of correspondence ranged over various topics, though most concern updates on family and friends, illnesses, books read, weather, farming, land division, rents, work, charity work, and discussions of travels. Religious discussion is also present, as well as business letters. Mentions steamboat accident on Lake Erie...

Infant School Material, 1841-1868

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: id26132
Scope and Contents Series contains papers, notebooks, flyers, student work, and various other materials relating to the Infant School started by Mary and Hannah Gibbons. This series illustrates several aspects of running of a grammar school, and the subjects studied by the students. Some specific items include a $20 check for one quarter's tuition; flyers for the school; account with "Kimber & Sharples" a Bible publishing company; and school papers and notes on math, history and other subjects.

Family Material, 1743-1885

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: id26060
Scope and Contents This series contains various family material including recipes, prescriptions, poems, and business documents. Specific items include recipes for rheumatism and food; a possible gift list with names; loan documents between Joshua Robinson and Ruth Jays; plan for a "drained meadow" belonging to Clement Plumstead; Baldwin Family notes beginning with John and Hannah Baldwin of Chester, Pennsylvania; and more.