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.
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.
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permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.