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|Named Person:||Tyler family.; Billings family.; E R Tyler; Mary Palmer Tyler; William Clark 1838-1907 Tyler; Amelia Tyler; Amelia Sophia Tyler; Edward Royall Tyler; Sarah Frances Tyler; Elizabeth Billings; Cornelius C Billings; Cornelius Billings; William H Taft; Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt; Helen Herron Taft; Millard Fillmore; Henry Wilson; John Brownjohn; Horace Bushnell|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|Description:||.75 linear feet.|
In addition to the correspondence, there is also an abundance of certificates, including those for Amelia and Ned Tyler from the Patent Office, for Captain C.C. Billings from the 151st of New York Volunteers, and for Will Tyler's appointment to hospital steward in the military. Also included are pension claims for Elizabeth Billings, warrants from the Treasury Department, and wills for Elizabeth Billings, Amelia Sophia Tyler, and Captain C.C. Billings. Two diaries belonging to Sarah Frances Tyler, one from 1902 and the other from 1905, can also be found in the collection.
Three unidentified manuscripts also accompany this collection, one of which is seventy-eight pages of what seems to be either a strange children's story or a bizarre dream. It talks of being struck in the head by a piece of lava after getting too close to "the crater of Vesuvius" and being catapulted to the moon in search of the Man in the Moon. There are also handwritten selections of Miltiades Peterkin Paul, originally by John Brownjohn, a lone page from a larger manuscript or speech, and a musical composition titled "Prof. E Eckhardt's Exercises." Photographs in the collection include images of both the men and women of the Billings/Tyler family. Several images of Elizabeth Billings are included, one in a small frame, and a couple of Sarah Ann Boardman; the rest of the women's photographs are unidentified. Included with the men's portraits are George Tyler, and C.C. Billings' brother, Walter.
A rich component of the collection regards the Tyler family genealogy. Around the time of the Tyler Family reunion in 1898 there was a flurry of correspondence in an attempt to clarify family lines. Included are two copies of the program from the reunion, as well as a form letter seeking additional Tyler genealogical information. There are many letters from Rev. Edward Tyler, one to "cousin William," mentioning his intention to send him a portrait of "our ancestor" William Tyler done by Smibert.
- Tyler family.
- Billings family.
- Tyler, E. R. -- (Edward Royall), -- 1800-1848.
- Tyler, Mary Palmer, -- 1775-1866.
- Tyler, William Clark, 1838-1907.
- Tyler, Amelia, -- 1832-1908.
- Tyler, Amelia Sophia, -- 1807-1878.
- Tyler, Edward Royall, -- 1842-1891.
- Tyler, Sarah Frances.
- Billings, Elizabeth, -- 1834-1878.
- Billings, Cornelius C., -- 1837-1864.
- Billings, Cornelius, -- 1864-1926.
- Taft, William H. -- (William Howard), -- 1857-1930.
- Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, -- 1861-1948.
- Taft, Helen Herron, -- 1861-1943.
- Fillmore, Millard, -- 1800-1874.
- Wilson, Henry, -- 1812-1875.
- Brownjohn, John, -- 1851-1891.
- Bushnell, Horace, -- 1802-1876.
- United States. -- Patent and Trademark Office.
- Military pensions -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Brattleboro (Vt.) -- Social life and customs.