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Adams-Slocum family papers, 1809-1867, bulk (1820-1844)
- .6 linear foot (1 box)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence of the Adams sistersand other family members and friends, minutes, and financial papers. Correspondence contains information on social and economic conditions among women of Massachusetts and Rhode Island who worked in private homesas spinners, weavers, dressmakers, housekeepers, etc.; women who had shops; and women who taught school. Some letters depict religious activities in Massachusetts. Papers also include the minutes of the Medway, Mass. Social Debating Society and financial papers of Christopher Slocum.
Charlotte, Levina and Susan Adams were sisters who lived in Medway, Mass. during the first half of the 19th century. Charlotte married Christopher Slocum of New York and Levina married Cephus Taylor. Slocum's sister Esther married Rev. Lewis Pennell.
Controlled Access Terms
- Adams family.
- Slocum family.
- Debates and debating -- Massachusetts -- 19th century.
- Women -- Employment -- Massachusetts -- 19th century.
- Women -- Massachusetts -- 19th century -- Social conditions.
- Massachusetts -- Religion -- 19th century.
- Massachusetts -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Additional Creator Names
- Adams, Susan, d. 1839.
- Pennell, Esther Slocum.
- Slocum, Charlotte Adams.
- Slocum, Christopher.
- Thayer, Cephus.
- Thayer, Levina Adams.
- Ware, Harriet.
- Ware, Myra.
- Social Debating Society (Medway, Mass.)