Eastwood Bigelow Family Papers

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Eastwood-Bigelow Family Papers
Creator: Eastwood family
Call Number: A.E13
Dates: 1840-1897
Physical Description: 6 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
CORRESPONDENCE
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Box 4
Business Documents and Memorabilia
Box 5
Box 6
Collection Overview
Title: Eastwood-Bigelow Family Papers
Creator: Eastwood family
Call Number: A.E13
Dates: 1840-1897
Physical Description: 6 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
Letters written to and from the Eastwood-Bigelow family members and friends, chiefly personal in nature. Included are letters written by Albert Bigelow Paine and Lewis Nathaniel Chase, as well as letters written about the Civil War and trips to California and Europe. Also in the collection are family financial papers, diaries, account books, invitations and calling cards, photographs, newspaper clippings, literary items and recipes.

Subject(s):
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Correspondence
Photographs
Diaries
Account books
Financial records
Newspaper clippings
Recipes
Eastwood family
Bigelow family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented to the University of Rochester Library by the estate of Albert Bigelow Eastwood, March 1958.Access
The Eastwood-Bigelow Family Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Eastwood-Bigelow Family Papers, A.E13, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
CORRESPONDENCE
Box 1
Included in this box are letters sent by William and Ellen Eastwood to Mrs. Paine Bigelow and Mr. Albert Bigelow Eastwood, describing their travels in June-September 1889 through Belgium, France, Italy, Venice, Switzerland, England and Scotland.

Folder William Eastwood to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1860-1880 February 25, 1892
Mr. Eastwood, who was in Riverside, California during the earthquake, tells of its effects, in a February 25, 1892 letter.
3 folders

Folder William Eastwood to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1881-1888 January-March 1888
Mrs. Eastwood writes of her January-March 1888 trip to California, describing her extensive travels throughout the state.
2 folders

Folder William Eastwood to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1890-1897 June 7, 1861
George Eastwood writes on June 7, 1861 from Baltimore and expresses a Southerner's attitude toward the war and President Lincoln.
1 folder

Folder Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood) to William Eastwood, 1857-Feb. 1888
1 folder

Folder Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood) to William Eastwood, March 1888-Dec. 1892
2 folders

Folder Letters to William Eastwood, 1861-1897
Folder Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood to Albert Eastwood, 1876-1892
Folder Albert Eastwood to Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood, 1876-1884
Folder Albert Eastwood to Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood, 1885-1889
Box 2
Folder Albert Eastwood to Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood, 1890-May 1894
3 folders

Folder Albert Eastwood to Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood, June 1894-Feb. 1896
3 folders

Folder Albert Eastwood to Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood, March 1896-1897
Mrs. Bigelow writes on April 16, 18, 27, May 2, 1865 from Baltimore about the assassination of Lincoln, the reaction of the Southerners in Baltimore, the possibility of John Wilkes Booth being captured. She also goes to Washington to see Lincoln's funeral and talks about the progress of the war in its last few months.

Mrs. Bigelow writes on November 3 and 5, 1896 to Ellen Eastwood about Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bigelow Paine's visiting her in New York, and her impressions of them.
3 folders

Folder Mrs. Albert Eastwood to Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood, 1892-Feb. 1894
Folder Mrs. Albert Eastwood to Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood, Mar. 1894-Dec. 1894
Folder Mrs. Albert Eastwood to Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood, 1895-1897
Folder Mr. & Mrs. Paine Bigelow to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood, 1864-1869
Folder Mrs. Paine Bigelow to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood, 1870-1891
Folder Mrs. Paine Bigelow to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood, 1892-1896
Box 3
Included in this box are letters sent by William and Ellen Eastwood to Mrs. Paine Bigelow and Mr. Albert Bigelow Eastwood, describing their travels in June-September 1889 through Belgium, France, Italy, Venice, Switzerland, England and Scotland.

Folder Letters to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1853-1891 1892
Carolyn and May Weston describe their extensive travels through Europe in and give particular mention of Tangiers, Egypt, Spain and Italy.
4 folders

Folder Letters to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1892
1 folder

Folder Letters to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1893-1894
1 folder

Folder Letters to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1895-1897
1 folder

Folder Ellen Bigelow Eastwood to Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1864-1896
1 folder

Folder Mr. Albert Eastwood to Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1892-1896
2 folders

Folder Mrs. Albert Eastwood to Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1892-1894
Folder Letters to Paine Bigelow, 1859-1867
Folder Letters to Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1857-1890
Folder Letters to Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1891-1896
Box 4
Folder Abner Paine Bigelow to Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1880-1895
1 folder

Folder Lottie Bigelow (Mrs. Abner), Clara and Helen Bigelow to Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1882-1897
1 folder

Folder Abner Paine Bigelow to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1861-1897
1 folder

Folder Lottie Bigelow (Mrs. Abner), Clara and Helen Bigelow to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. William Eastwood), 1890-1897
1 folder

Folder Letters to Abner Paine Bigelow, 1865-1881
1 folder

Folder Letters to Lottie Bigelow (Mrs. Abner), Clara and Helen Bigelow, 1892-1896
1 folder

Folder Albert Bigelow Paine to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Mrs. Wm)., 1896
Mr. Paine thanks Ellen Eastwood for her interest in his poetry, tells her which magazines are currently publishing his poems, and discusses the possibility of meeting her when she is in New York.
1 folder

Folder Lewis Nathaniel Chase to Ellen Bigelow Eastwood (Wm)., 1892-1896
Mr. Chase, a student at Stanford, writes of his ambition to become an actor and his meeting with actress Madame Rhea which was arranged by Ellen Eastwood. Madame Rhea describes the status and character of actors, the pitfalls of the profession, and advises him against going on the stage.
1 folder

Folder Charles Churchill to William and Ellen Bigelow Eastwood., 1863-1864
Mr. Churchill served as Ordinance Officer of the 1st Division, 3rd Corps, and later joined the 22nd New York Cavalry.
Churchill writes of the war in general, the leaders, and the battles in Virginia and Maryland in which he is participating.
1 folder

Folder Letters from Albert Bigelow, 1860-1870
Mr. Bigelow owns and sails on a schooner which runs from Palmer's Island and Port Royal with supplies. He is fired upon by rebel batteries. He writes to Ellen Eastwood on May 3, October 7, November 27, December 20, 1863 and tells of the effect of the war upon the South and discusses the plans for the burning of Charleston.
1 folder

Folder Letters to Albert Bigelow, 1855-1867
1 folder

Folder Letters to Mr. Mrs. Joseph Eastwood, 1845-1857
1 folder

Folder Mr. & Mrs. Paine Bigelow to John Kathan and family, 1840-1856
1 folder

Folder Letters from Francis Kedzie Benton, 1852-1892
1 folder

Folder Miscellaneous Letters, 1869-1893
1 folder

Business Documents and Memorabilia
Box 5
Folder Wedding invitations to Mrs. Paine Bigelow and Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood
2 folders

Folder Wedding invitations to Mrs. Paine Bigelow and Mr. & Mrs. William Eastwood
1 folder

Folder Programs, invitations, and calling cards
Folder Advertisements, newspaper clippings, and business cards
1 folder

Folder Family Photographs
2 folders

Folder Family Photographs
Folder Miscellaneous memorabilia
1 folder

Folder Financial records of Joseph Eastwood, Nov. 1841-May 1842
2 folders

Folder Financial records of Joseph Eastwood, June-Dec. 1842
Folder Financial records of William Eastwood, 1861-1895
1 folder

Folder Financial records of Mr. Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1863-1887
1 folder

Box 6
Folder Joseph Eastwood's Account Book, 1842
7 items

Folder Excelsior Diary with unknown owner, 1892 1868> 1871> 1880-1896>
21 items

Folder Diary of Mr. Chas Colby, 1881
1 folder

Folder Diary of Mrs. William Eastwood, 1890
Folder Diary of Mrs. Sawyer, 1893
Folder Standard Diary with unknown owner, 1886
Folder Standard Diary with unknown owner, 1895
Folder Standard Diary with unknown owner, 1896
Folder The National Diary with unknown owner, 1880
Folder Diary of A. Bigelow, 1868
Folder Standard Diary with unknown owner, 1884
Folder Diary of Mrs. Paine Bigelow, 1894
Folder Undated Account Book with unknown owner
Folder Undated Account Book with unknown owner
Folder Notebook of Paine Bigelow
Folder Diary of A.P. Bigelow, 1871
Folder Notebook of William Eastwood
Folder Diary with unknown owner, 1871
Folder Diary of P. Bigelow, 1866
Folder Excelsior Diary with unknown owner, 1885
Folder Memoranda Account Book with unknown owner
Folder Diary of Bev Bigelow, 1883
Folder William Eastwood's Account Book, 1893
Folder Standard Diary with unknown owner, 1888
Folder Excelsior Diary with unknown owner, 1887
Folder Excelsior Diary with unknown owner, 1891
Folder Diary with unknown owner, 1883
Folder Standard Diary with unknown owner, 1889


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