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Guide to the Culver Family Papers, 1858-1915
Special Collections M0633  
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Description
The Culver Family Papers collection consists of fourteen boxes (7.5 linear ft.) of letters to and from family members, friends, and acquaintances, as well as manuscripts, journals, and miscellaneous papers. The collection covers the years 1858 to 1915, with the material in the 1860s predominating. Missing, however, are letters from Minnie Bliss Culver to John Oscar Culver for 1865, and from John Oscar Culver to Minnie Culver for 1869. There are also gaps in the correspondence from Minnie to Oscar for 1891, 1894-1896. The decades with fewest letters are the 1870s and 1900s.
Background
John Oscar Culver, born May 2, 1830, was one of ten children born to tailor James Culver and Kezia [Lee] Culver of Sandy Hill, New York (now Hudson's Falls). James Culver's grandfather, resident in New York and Connecticut, had fought for the Colonies in the Revolutionary War. All of James and Kezia Culver's children attended the local schools, and some went beyond grade school; most of them engaged in either commerce, banking, or government service in later life.
Extent
7.5 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
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