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Josiah B. Chaney and family papers, 1792-1917.

Author: Josiah Blodget ChaneyJ V BrowerFrances Evelyn CahoonDelia E ChaneyJohn ChaneyAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Papers of a St. Paul printer and Minnesota Historical Society librarian and his family.

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Genre/Form: Diaries
Personal narratives
Named Person: William H Acker; Washington Allston; Herman Bisbee; Blodgett family.; Chaney family.; Josiah Blodget Chaney; Washington Allston; Blodgett family.; Chaney family.
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Josiah Blodget Chaney; J V Brower; Frances Evelyn Cahoon; Delia E Chaney; John Chaney; Josiah Chaney; Susan Chaney Gould; Thomas Merryman; Warren Upham
OCLC Number: 313813337
Description: 4.5 cu. ft. (9 boxes, including 108 volumes)


Papers of a St. Paul printer and Minnesota Historical Society librarian and his family.

Correspondence (1845-1917) details daily family events, illnesses, genealogy, and Chaney's employments and organizational memberships; it includes letters of his grandmother, Abigail Chaney (1845-1869), Civil War letters from Chaney to his wife Melissa (1862), and letters of his daughter Delia (1908-1917). There are organizational records and papers of numerous civic and religious groups of which Chaney was a member, including the Grand Army of the Republic's Acker Post, St. Anthony and Minneapolis Typographical Union, St. Paul Academy of Natural Sciences, Second Company Minnesota Sharpshooters, Minnesota Historical Society, Unity Church of St. Paul, First Universalist Church of St. Anthony, and the Universalist State Convention of Minnesota.

Also contains family business, legal, and financial records (1792-1914); Chaney's diaries (1845-1908); travel notebooks (1880, 1883, 1901-1904); genealogical materials (1635-1898); St. Paul historical notes (1872-1904); and Chaney's writings, including his History of Chesterville, Maine (1893-1906).

Also present is a diary (1888-1889) of Frances Cahoon, of Carthage, Dakota Territory, detailing her daughter Angie's first year.


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