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Kimball family papers, 1813-1866

Author: Kimball Family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Papers, 1813-1866, of the Kimball family of Hanover, New Hampshire, containing family correspondence, miscellaneous writings, photographs, and items pertaining to the Cutts family.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Essays
Eulogies
Memoirs
Photographs
Poems
Portraits
Named Person: Edward Cutts; George Cutts; Isabella Kimball Edson; Kimball family.; Buchanan Kimball; David Kimball; Eliza Epes Carter Kimball; Elizabeth Kimball; Edward H Kimball; William Kimball
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Kimball Family.
OCLC Number: 477041024
Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
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Papers, 1813-1866, of the Kimball family of Hanover, New Hampshire, containing family correspondence, miscellaneous writings, photographs, and items pertaining to the Cutts family.

Early materials principally consist of letters exchanged between David Kimbal and his future wife, Eliza Epes Carter of Arundel, New Hampshire, written while David Kimball was preparing for his career as minister at Yale University. Correspondence covering the years 1853-1855 comprises the bulk of the series and consists of letters written by David and Eliza's son Edward Kimball to his family while serving as a physician's apprentice in New York City at the Nursery Hospital, a charity hospital located on Randall's Island. Edward's letters include his observations on the city, descriptions of his work at the hospital and the various ailments he encounters among his patients. Letters additionally concern Edward's arrangements to acquire an orphan girl to serve his family as an indentured servant back in New Hampshire. Letters of 1855 concern Edward's death from typhoid fever in April of that year. Later correspondence, 1856-1866, consists of letters exchanged between members of the Kimball family, principally from William Kimball to his mother, brother Buchanan, and sister Isabel Kimball Edson, written while working as a school teacher in Kentucky and Louisiana, and, later, while serving in the Confederate Army with the 31st Louisiana Regiment. These letters discuss family matters, William's opinions of the South, and his decision to join the Confederacy. Additionally included are letters from William to his friend Mr. Atkins and family correspondence concerning William's death in January of 1865. Papers also include poems, essays, and a speech written by members of the Kimball family, photographs of family members, as well as biographical materials assembled for a capsule biography of David Kimball. Papers additionally include a transcribed copy of a Hebrew grammar created by Eliza Epes Carter Kimball from printed text by Moses Stuart, and the undated memoirs of Isabella Kimball Edson recounting her family history, childhood, and life as a young woman in New England, principally during the 1830s and 1840s. Also included are six historical documents pertaining to relatives of Eliza Kimball in the Cutts family, including four printed claims of Edward Cutts for French spoliation, and a notarial manuscript in Spanish dated 1818 and concerning George Cutts.

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