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Papers, 1783-1969.

Author: McMullen family.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Family and business correspondence and invention papers of a family of Ireland, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C., which engaged in promoting inventions. The papers center on John Francis McMullen (1830-1900), and his wife, Lavelette (Johnson) McMullen. Includes letters from relatives in Ireland, from Virginia cousins and friends, from nuns of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, from business  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: William Hand Browne; Mary Johnston; John Francis McMullen; Lavelette Johnson McMullen; Mary McMullen; Riggs family.; Jane Agnes Riggs; John B Tabb
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: McMullen family.
OCLC Number: 20019047
Notes: For a more complete description see Davis and Miller, Guide to the cataloged collections in the Manuscript Department of the William R. Perkins Library, Duke University (1980).
Description: 1,053 items.

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Family and business correspondence and invention papers of a family of Ireland, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C., which engaged in promoting inventions. The papers center on John Francis McMullen (1830-1900), and his wife, Lavelette (Johnson) McMullen. Includes letters from relatives in Ireland, from Virginia cousins and friends, from nuns of the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary, from business acquaintances, from friends traveling in the U.S. and Europe, and from the novelist Mary Johnston; and papers relating to the settlement of a disputed legacy left to Mary McMullen by Miss Jane Agnes Riggs, the last of the children of George Washington Riggs, Washington banker. Also includes manuscripts of the Confederate poet, John Banister Tabb, writings of Dysart and Mary McMullen, letters and poems of William Hand Browne, editor, author, and librarian, and correspondence of Mary McMullen which gives glimpses of the Riggs family.

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