Hanford Munn Family Papers

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Hanford-Munn Family Papers
Creator: Hanford family
Call Number: D.102
Dates: 1800-1975
Physical Description: 44 boxes, 10 Volumes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1: Hanford Family Members - Correspondence
Box 2: Franklin Hanford - Correspondence and Biographical Material
Box 3: John Munn Hanford - Letters to Parents 1892-1902
Box 4: John Munn Hanford - Letters to Parents 1903-6
Box 5: John Munn Hanford - Letters to Parents 1907-10
Box 6: John Munn Hanford - Letters to Parents 1911-28
Box 7: John Munn Hanford - Incoming Correspondence, 1884-1958
Box 8: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters to Parents 1895-1905
Box 9: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters to Parents 1906-7
Box 10: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters to Parents 1908-11
Box 11: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Wellesley Trip 1919-20
Box 12: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From Parents 1890-1905
Box 13: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From Parents - 1906-23
Box 14: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From John Munn Hanford Family 1899-1918
Box 15: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From John Munn Hanford Family 1919-22
Box 16: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From John Munn Hanford Family 1923-6
Box 17: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From John Munn Hanford Family 1927-75
Box 18: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Relatives 1890-1916
Box 19: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Relatives 1917-29
Box 20: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Relatives 1930-48
Box 21: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Relatives 1949-75
Box 22: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Friends 1890-1913
Box 23: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Friends 1914-7
Box 24: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Friends 1917-28
Box 25: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Friends 1929-75
Box 26: P. J. Crowley: Correspondence - J.B. Munn Correspondence
Box 27: Garden St. Material - Purchase, Gardens, Remodeling
Box 28: Garden St. Material - Inventories
Box 29: Biographical Material - James Buell
Box 30: Hanford Genealogy Information
Box 31: Diary Transcripts and Reminiscences
Box 32: Typescripts of Sibley Diaries, 1861-8
Box 33: Daguerreotypes and Scrapbooks - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
Box 34: Memorabilia - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
Box 35: Wellesley Material - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
Box 36: Wellesley Class of 1909 Records - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
Box 37: Wellesley and Harvard Bulletins
Box 38: Hanford Family Memorabilia
Box 39: Franklin Hanford Family Photographs
Box 40: Hanford, Munn, Pixley Family Photographs
Box 41: Photographs of Places
Box 42: Photograph Albums
Box 43: Buell and Plum Family Photograph Albums and Newspaper Clippings
Box 44: Oversize Photographs, Charts, and Certificates
Collection Overview
Title: Hanford-Munn Family Papers
Creator: Hanford family
Call Number: D.102
Dates: 1800-1975
Physical Description: 44 boxes, 10 Volumes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Franklin Hanford was born in Chili, New York on November 8, 1844, the oldest child of William Haynes Hanford, Jr. (1819-1903) and Abbey Lewis (Pixley) Hanford (1822-1885). After attending Rochester Free Academy he applied to the United States Naval Academy in November, 1862. After he had passed the entrance examinations, he discovered that, because of a recent rule change, he was too old to be admitted. Dismayed, he went to his Congressional representative, Alfred Ely, who arranged an interview with Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln, after hearing Ely's plea in Hanford's behalf, wrote a note to the Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, directing that Hanford be reinstated. Hanford graduated in 1866, and thereafter he rose steadily through the ranks of ensign, 1868; master, 1869; lieutenant 1870; lieutenant-commander, 1885; commander, 1894; and captain, 1901. He retired in 1903, after having reached the rank of rear admiral in that year.

During his 40-year career, Hanford received many important assignments. He circumnavigated the globe in 1881-4 aboard the flagship Pensacola, taking observations for the determination of the variations of the compass. During the revolutions in Ecuador and Nicaragua, 1895-7, he commanded the U.S.S. Alert and cruised in the waters of those countries in order to protect American interests there. After the Spanish-American War, Hanford was appointed commander of the United States Naval Station at Cavite, Philippine Islands. While there he directed the salvage operation on Spanish warships that had been sunk by Admiral Dewey during the war.

Upon his retirement in 1903, Hanford returned to Scottsville to manage a farm that he had purchased some years previously. In 1912, he suffered a stroke that paralyzed his right side and left him almost a complete invalid. He continued to occupy himself with collecting and studying books on naval and local New York history, and he wrote several pamphlets on these subjects. He also attempted to trace his Hanford and Pixley forbears and he and a cousin, Edward Evans Pixley, wrote and published William Pixley and Some of His Descendants in 1900. Admiral Hanford went blind in 1925, three years before his death at Scottsville, New York, on February 8, 1928. For additional information, see the Franklin Hanford Papers.

Franklin Hanford married Sara Adelia Crosby ("Sadie") on November 6, 1878. She was the daughter of Owen Dexter Crosby and Annis M. (Williams) Crosby. She was born on September 3, 1851. After the death of her father, her mother married Theodore Romeyn Sibley. The Hanfords had three surviving children, the oldest of whom, Mary Crosby Hanford (1880-1), died of diphtheria at the age of fourteen months. In her later years, Mrs. Sara Hanford suffered from a nervous complaint and went to Dansville for treatment in 1912. She died of pneumonia on November 10, 1915.

John Munn Hanford, the only son of Franklin and Sara (Crosby) Hanford, was born on February 2, 1882, at Scottsville, New York. He graduated from Scottsville Union High School in June, 1899, and from St. John's Military School at Manlius, New York, in 1901. He next attended Williams College in Massachusetts, receiving his degree in 1905. He began the study of medicine at the University and Bellevue Medical College, New-York City, in October, 1905. During the summer of 1907, he and his cousin William Hanford Curtiss went to Europe. They toured England, France, and Italy, but spent most of their time in Germany. John Hanford received his M.D. degree from Bellevue in 1909. He was an intern at the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, from January 1, 1910 to January 1, 1912. Next he worked at the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research for five months and then at the Sloane Maternity and Dispensary. He opened private practice in New York City on October 1, 1912, but he continued to act as a medical consultant in surgery for the Presbyterian Hospital throughout his career. He retired from private practice on May 1, 1964 and died in June, 1973 at the age of 91.

Dr. Hanford married Gwendolen Conant Smith of New York City on September 3, 1913. She was born on October 16, 1889 and was the daughter of Amos Woodruff Smith and Carrie (Conant) Smith (d. Dec. 23, 1922). Mrs. Carrie (Conant) Smith's father was A. Jasper Conant, a portrait painter of some note. John and Gwendolen Hanford had four children: Helen Conant, born June 16, 1914; Sara Crosby, born November 17, 1915, Nancy Haines, born April 25, 1919; and John Munn Jr., born December 29, 1922. Helen Hanford married W. Benedict Johnson on June 24, 1937, and had two sons, Richard Hanford (b. 1940) and David (b. 1948). Richard H. Johnnon married Louise Murphy in 1963 and had two sons, Mark and Timothy. David Johnson married Roberta Copernoll in 1973. Sara Crosby Hanford married Charles F. Stewart on June 9, 1939. The Stewarts had three children: Mary ("Molly"), Andrew, and Nancy. Molly married Paul Laird and had one daughter, Rachel Hanford Laird (b. 1965). In 1956 Sara (Hanford) Stewart developed multiple sclerosis. She was divorced from her husband in June, 1958, and died on December 2 of that year. Nancy H. Hanford married Edward Scott on June 30, 1939. The couple had one son, Edward ("Ted") and a daughter, Gwendolen Conant ("Wendy"). Ted Scott served in Viet Nam and then married and had a son, James (b. 1973). Wendy Scott (b. 1942) married Alan Buck in 1959 and had two children, Lisa (b. 1960) and Alan Scott (b. 1962). Nancy H. (Hanford) Scott died suddenly on November 20. 1947. John Munn Hanford Jr. served as an ensign in World War II. After the war he became a schoolteacher and married Marilyn Todd Fisher on June 23, 1951. The couple had three children: John Munn III (b. 1952), Todd (b. 1954), and Charles Franklin (b. 1960). Gwendolen (Smith) Hanford died on January 23, 1967.

Ruth Crosby Hanford, the younger sister of John Munn Hanford, M.D., was born on March 23, 1887 at Cold Spring, New York. She graduated from Scottsville Union High School in 1903 and from St. Margaret's School, Buffalo, in 1905. She entered Wellesley College as a freshman in September, 1905. In her senior year she was elected to serve as her class's representative and president. After her graduation from Wellesley in June, 1909, Ruth became a teacher at St. Agnes School in Albany, New York, for two years. In the summer of 1911, the worsening health of her parents obliged her to move back to Scottsville to take care of them, which she did for the next seventeen years. She still, however, continued to maintain various interests. She carried on a voluminous correspondence with her brother, her Hanford and Dunn cousins, and Wellesley classmates. She was a leader of the local group of Campfire Girls in 1915. In the fall and winter of 1919-20 she was selected to be a visiting counselor for Wellesley College. She made a tour of selected cities in the western United States, speaking about the growth of the college and staying with Wellesley alumni. After her father's death in 1928, Ruth went back to school and received a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1929. She worked as a school guidance counselor in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1929-30, in New York City in 1930-31 and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1931-2.

On August 31, 1932, Ruth married her second cousin, James Buell Munn. His father, John Pixley Munn (1846-1931), was a first cousin of Franklin-Hanford, their mothers being sisters. Throughout their lives, the two cousins had remained close. While going to school, Franklin Hanford boarded at the home of his cousin, Paradise Hill in Gates, New York. In 1861, the two boys gave each other diaries for Christmas, which they both kept during the following year. Franklin Hanford named his son for his cousin, and young John Hanford stayed at the home of John Pixley Munn for a short period of time while he was attending medical school in New York City. John Pixley Munn had graduated from the University of Rochester in 1870 and had then entered Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York City in 1872. He received his M.D. degree in 1876. He entered private practice and also became medical examiner for the United States Life Insurance Company in 1877. Eventually he was named a director of the company and was elected president in 1902. He also served as trustee of the University of Rochester from 1886 until his death in 1931. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1916 to 1931.

On April 21, 1881, John Pixley Munn married Martha Buell Plum (1856-1926). Her uncle was James Buell, who was born at Glenn's Falls, New York, on March 23, 1820. He became a well-known financier and his testimony before Congress in 1874 was instrumental in the framing of the Sherman Bill of 1875. In that same year he helped to found the American Bankers' Association and was appointed president of the United States Life Insurance Company of New York. He was also president of the Importers and Traders' National Bank of New York for many years. He died on April 4, 1881, shortly after his retirement from office. Of all his nieces, Martha Buell (Plum) Munn seemed to be his favorite. He sent her to Europe in 1877-8 and he named her in his will, along with his second wife, Electa (Kellogg) Buell. His sister, Martha (Buell) Plum (1822-1873) had run, a girl's school in Georgia before her marriage to Elias Plum. Their daughter, Mrs. John P. Munn, was also interested in women's education. She served as president of the Women's Legal Education Society, which founded a series of law lectures to women at the Washington Square Branch of New York University in 1896. Besides their son James, the Munns also had a daughter, Aristine Pixley, born on May 29, 1887. She also became a doctor and was named Dean of Women at Washington Square College. She married Charles Recht and had one son, John Munn Recht. For more information and items dealing with John Pixley Munn and his family, see the Munn-Pixley Papers.

James Buell Munn was born on September 24, 1890. He received an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1912. He was named Charles Eliot Norton Fellow for 1912-3, and spent the year at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He returned to Harvard in 1913 as a graduate student and in 1917 he received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. During World War I he enlisted as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry and rose to the rank of Major. He was in France from July, 1918, to August, 1919, serving as assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Paris Headquarters during much of this time. Upon returning to the United States, he declined a post at Harvard, choosing instead a post in the English Department atWashington Square Branch of New York University so that he could live at home to look after his aging parents. He became a full professor in 1926, and from 1925-8 he served as assistant dean of Washington Square College. Even then he was famous for his concern for his students. If a promising graduate or undergraduate student was unable to continue his education because of lack of funds, Munn would privately pay the fees of that student. In 1963, some of the grateful recipients of Munn's generosity created the James Buell Munn Scholarship Fund in his honor. While at Washington Square College, Munn also befriended Thomas Wolfe. He read the manuscript version of Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel in 1928 and recommended that it be published without any changes.

After his father's death in 1931, Munn resigned from his position at Washington Square College and returned to teach at Harvard. He bought a house in Cambridge, 58 Garden St., in the spring of 1932. He had it thoroughly remodeled and renovated prior to his marriage and his removal to Cambridge in the fall of that year. While at Harvard, Munn taught courses on Robert Browning, his specialty, and the English Bible. He also taught an introductory survey course of English literature and gave tutorial classes, occasionally serving as Head Tutor. He was Chairman of the Department of English from 1934 to 1946. He was also a member of the Administrative Board of Harvard College during his entire Harvard career, from 1932 until his retirement in 1957. He continued to be generous and hospitable. He gave copies of his house keys to hundreds of his students so that they could use his library and study in a quiet atmosphere. He collected rare books and made anonymous donations to the Houghton Library at Harvard. He was given an honorary Litt.D. from New York University. Munn's health declined in later years, he was confined to his bed with back problems and he developed arteriosclerosis. He died on February 13, 1967.

During her husband's lifetime, Ruth (Hanford) Munn shared his interest in raising dogs and helped to make their home known for their hospitality. She was also a member of the Cambridge Plant and Garden Club. She continued her father's genealogical research. She also remained keenly interested in Wellesley College and its affairs, attending several reunions, joining the Shakespeare Society, making gifts to the Faculty Club and establishing a scholarship fund in the name of her college friend Betsey (Baird) Neville. After her husband's death, she divided her time between her home in Cambridge and the Hanford farm in Scottsville, occasionally wintering in North Carolina. She died on August 2, 1976.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other memorabilia belonging to the Hanford family of Scottsville, New York.

The collection primarily consists of correspondence addressed to members of the Franklin Hanford family. It includes letters of congratulation addressed to Sara A. Crosby upon her marriage to Franklin Hanford, letters of condolence addressed to Franklin and Sara Hanford upon the death of their daughter Mary, and condolences sent to Admiral Hanford upon the death of his wife. It also includes letters written to Franklin and Sara Hanford by their children, John and Ruth, while they were away at boarding school and college.

The bulk of the correspondence, however, is addressed to Ruth (Hanford) Munn and covers the years 1893-1975. Besides letters from immediate family members, her mother, father, brother, sister-in-law, nephews and nieces mentioned above, Ruth (Hanford) Munn's correspondence includes letters from Franklin Hanford's five younger sisters and brothers and their families. Ellis Hanford (1848-1939) married William O. Curtiss (1844-1924) in 1875. They had one daughter, Clara Pengra (1876-1965), who married Richard Steadman Pitts (d. 1955). They also had one son, William Hanford Curtiss ("Shorty", 1884-1960), who married Emily Frost. William Hanford Curtiss became an honorary vice-president of Corning Glass and was president of the Corning Museum of Glass. He had two children, William Hanford Curtiss, Jr. ("Billy"), and Ruth (Curtiss) Leggatt. Emma Hanford (1866-1946), Franklin Hanford's youngest sister, married Hugh McCormick Smith, M.D. (1865-1941) in 1889. Dr. Smith was named Deputy Fish Commissioner by the United States government in 1903. He regulated commercial fisheries in the United States and investigated fisheries in Canada, France, Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Hawaii, Japan, China, the Philippines, Borneo, and Ceylon. In the 1920's he was invited to go to Siam to establish fisheries there. He and his wife had two daughters. The oldest daughter, Alice Hanford Smith (1892-1974), married Edmund Vincent Cowdry, M.D. (1888-1975). His specialties were tropical diseases and cancer research. The couple had three children: Edmund Vincent Jr. ("Ned"), Alice Moira (Cowdry) Luten, and Margaret Hanford (Cowdry) Park ("Margie"). Janet Smith, the younger daughter of Hugh and Emma (Hanford) Smith, married Carl H. Claudy, Jr. and had two sons, Hugh and Nick.

The collection also includes letters to Ruth (Hanford) Munn from her mother's relatives. Sara (Crosby) Hanford's younger sister Jeannette ("Jennie") Crosby married Frank Dunn of Scottsville. They had three children: Annis Matilda (Mrs. S. King Brown), Romeyn ("Dub" d. 1959) and Harold ("Jack"). All three married and had children. Harold became a doctor. All three of the Dunns wrote to Ruth, as did some of her more distant Pixley cousins. Ruth's correspondence also contains letters from friends that she made while attending St. Margaret's School and Wellesley. There are also transcripts of letters written in the nineteenth century by three Pixley sisters, Jane Pixley, Arristeen (Pixley) Munn, and Abbey (Pixley) Hanford to another sister, Martha Cornelia (Pixley) Lacey and her husband Edward Lacey. The collection also incorporates a small amount of correspondence addressed to James Buell Munn dealing with the remodeling of 58 Garden St., a trust fund, and a gift of land in MacGregor, Iowa, to the United States Parks Service. Most of Munn's correspondence was given to Harvard Library by Mrs. Munn after her husband's death. The collection also contains letters written to various other members of the Hanford family, including Charles Lewis ("Lew") Hanford (1853-1941), Franklin Hanford's brother; his son Walter (1880-1937); and Nancy Jane ("Nannie" 1858-1935) and Mary Frances ("Fannie" 1858-1929) Hanford, twin sisters of Admiral Hanford. Besides dealing with family and personal matters, the letters may address issues of the day. The letters written by Admiral Hanford, Hugh Smith and missionary friends on their stays in the Far East give an interesting account of the customs there. Ruth also received letters from her cousins and friends while they were in the U.S. Army during World War I that have a certain historical value. The letters written by John and Ruth to their parents while they were away at school give a detailed picture of what life on a college campus was like at the turn of the century. Likewise, the accounts that Ruth (Hanford) Munn's classmates give of themselves in the series of class records demonstrate the various career options for educated women in the early twentieth century.

The rest of the collection consists of genealogical information on the Hanford, Munn, Pixley, Crosby, Lewis, Buell, and Plum families; school exercises of Ruth (Hanford) Munn, John M. Hanford, M.D., and his children; inventories of various Munn and Hanford households; and other memorabilia. It also includes three scrapbooks belonging to Ruth (Hanford) Munn that cover the years 1900-9. There are transcripts of diaries kept by Franklin Hanford (1862), John Pixley Munn (1862, 1863), Lavinia (Pease) Williams (1861), Theodore Romeyn Sibley (1868), Annis Mary (Williams) Crosby Sibley (1868) and Jeannette Elizabeth (Crosby) Dunn (1866). There are also some old newspapers and almanacs and loose photographs of Hanford family members dating from the 1870's to 1973, as well as some earlier ambrotypes and daguerreotypes. The collection also includes a small amount of biographical material on James Buell, the uncle of Martha Buell (Plum) Munn and correspondence between him and her father, Elias Plum.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Scottsville
Women--Education (Higher)
Correspondence
Diaries
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Hanford family
Munn family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Helen Hanford Johnson, 1978 and 1986.Access
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Content List
Box 1: Hanford Family Members - Correspondence
Folder:
1. Copies of Pixley Letters 1846-1861
2. Pixley Letters - Additional Copies
3. Correspondence - To Fannie and Nannie Hanford, 1899-1907
4. Correspondence - To Emma (Hanford) Smith 1874-1932
5. Correspondence - To Members of Hanford Family, 1857-1964
6. Correspondence - From Franklin Hanford, 1916-23
7. Correspondence - To Sara (Crosby) Hanford, 1878-80
8. Correspondence - Condolences, March, 1881
9. Correspondence - Condolences, April-May, 1881
10. Correspondence - To Sara and Franklin Hanford, 1899-1916
Box 2: Franklin Hanford - Correspondence and Biographical Material
Folder:
1. Correspondence - Condolences from Family, 1915
2. Correspondence - Condolences from Friends, Nov. 12-16, 1915
3. Correspondence - Condolences from Friends, Nov. 17-30, 1915
4. Calling Cards, 1915
5. Correspondence - From Hugh Smith Family, 1915-26
6. Correspondence - Miscellaneous 1917-25
7. Biographical Information
8. Death, 1928
Box 3: John Munn Hanford - Letters to Parents 1892-1902
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1892-8
2. Correspondence, 1899
3. Correspondence, Jan.-Aug. 1900
4. Correspondence, Sept.-Dec. 1900
5. Correspondence, Jan.-Aug. 1901
6. Correspondence, Sept.-Dec. 1901
7. Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1902
8. Correspondence, May-Dec. 1902
Box 4: John Munn Hanford - Letters to Parents 1903-6
Folder:
1. Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1903
2. Correspondence, May-Dec. 1903
3. Correspondence, Jan.-Jun. 1904
4. Correspondence, Jul.-Dec. 1904
5. Correspondence, Jan.-Aug. 1905
6. Correspondence, Sept.-Dec. 1905
7. Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1906
8. Correspondence, May-Dec. 1906
Box 5: John Munn Hanford - Letters to Parents 1907-10
Folder:
1. Correspondence, Jan.-Aug. 1907
2. Correspondence, Sept.- Dec. 1907
3. Correspondence, Jan.-May 1908
4. Correspondence, Jun.-Dec. 1908
5. Correspondence, 1909
6. Correspondence, 1910
Box 6: John Munn Hanford - Letters to Parents 1911-28
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1911-13
2. Correspondence, 1914
3. Correspondence, 1915-8
4. Correspondence, 1919-28
5. Correspondence - From Mrs. Carrie (Conant) Smith, 1914-19
6. Correspondence - n.d.
7. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1892-1925
Box 7: John Munn Hanford - Incoming Correspondence, 1884-1958
Folder:
1. Correspondence - From Sara (Crosby) Hanford 1906-8
2. Correspondence - From Franklin Hanford 1888-1907
3. Correspondence - From Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn c.1905-9
4. Correspondence - From Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn c.1910-29
5. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1884-1907
6. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1908-22
7. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1923-58
Box 8: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters to Parents 1895-1905
Folder:
1. Correspondence, Jan. 1895-Apr. 1903
2. Correspondence, May-Oct. 1903
3. Correspondence, Nov.-Dec. 1903
4. Correspondence, Jan.-Mar. 1904
5. Correspondence, Apr.-Jul. 1904
6. Correspondence, Aug.-Dec. 1904
7. Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1905
8. Correspondence, May-Oct. 1905
9. Correspondence, Nov.-Dec. 1905
Box 9: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters to Parents 1906-7
Folder:
1. Correspondence, Jan.-Feb. 1906
2. Correspondence, Mar.-Apr. 1906
3. Correspondence, May-Aug. 1906
4. Correspondence, Sept.-Dec. 1906
5. Correspondence, Jan.-Jun. 1907
6. Correspondence, Jul.-Dec. 1907
Box 10: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters to Parents 1908-11
Folder:
1. Correspondence, Jan.-Feb. 1908
2. Correspondence, Mar.-June 1908
3. Correspondence, July-Dec. 1908
4. Correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1909
5. Correspondence, May-Dec. 1909
6. Correspondence, 1910
7. Correspondence, 1911
Box 11: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Wellesley Trip 1919-20
Folder:
1. Correspondence - To Franklin Hanford Oct. 10-Nov. 12, 1919
2. Correspondence - To Franklin Hanford Nov. 13-Dec. 31, 1919
3. Correspondence - To Franklin Hanford Jan.-Feb. 1920
4. Correspondence - To Franklin Hanford Mar. 1920
Box 12: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From Parents 1890-1905
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1890-1900
2. Correspondence, 1901
3. Correspondence, Jan.-May 1902
4. Correspondence, June-Dec. 1902
5. Correspondence, 1903
6. Correspondence, 1904
7. Correspondence, 1905
Box 13: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From Parents - 1906-23
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1906-11
2. Correspondence, 1912-23
Box 14: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From John Munn Hanford Family 1899-1918
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1899-1903
2. Correspondence, 1904-6
3. Correspondence, 1907-8
4. Correspondence, 1909-13
5. Correspondence, 1914-5
6. Correspondence, 1916
7. Correspondence, 1917
8. Correspondence, 1918
Box 15: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From John Munn Hanford Family 1919-22
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1919
2. Correspondence, 1920
3. Correspondence Jan.-Aug. 1921
4. Correspondence Sept.-Dec. 1921
5. Correspondence Jan.-July 1922
Correspondence Aug.-Dec. 1922
Box 16: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From John Munn Hanford Family 1923-6
Folder:
1. Correspondence Jan.-June 1923
2. Correspondence July-Dec. 1923
3. Correspondence, 1924
4. Correspondence, 1925
5. Correspondence, 1926
Box 17: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters From John Munn Hanford Family 1927-75
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1927
2. Correspondence, 1928
3. Correspondence, 1929
4. Correspondence, 1930-7
5. Correspondence, 1938-50
6. Correspondence, 1951-4
7. Correspondence, 1955-61
8. Correspondence, 1962-75
Box 18: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Relatives 1890-1916
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1890-1900
2. Correspondence, 1901-3
3. Correspondence, 1904
4. Correspondence, 1905-6
5. Correspondence, 1907-14
6. Correspondence, 1915
7. Condolences from relatives, 1915-5
8. Correspondence, 1916
Box 19: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Relatives 1917-29
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1917
2. Correspondence, 1917 AEF
3. Correspondence, 1918
4. Correspondence, 1918-9 AEF
5. Correspondence, 1919
6. Correspondence, 1920-1
7. Correspondence, 1922-3
8. Correspondence, 1924
9. Correspondence, 1925-7
10. Correspondence, 1928-9
Box 20: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Relatives 1930-48
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1930-5
2. Nancy Jane Hanford Affairs, 1932-5
3. Correspondence, 1936-9
4. Correspondence, 1940-2
5. Correspondence, 1943
6. Correspondence, 1944
7. Correspondence, 1945-8
Box 21: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Relatives 1949-75
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1949-52
2. Correspondence, 1953-4
3. Correspondence, 1955-9
4. Correspondence, 1960-3
5. Correspondence, 1964-5
6. Correspondence, 1966-9
7. Correspondence, 1970-5, n.d.
Box 22: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Friends 1890-1913
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1890-1900
2. Correspondence, 1901-3
3. Correspondence, 1904
4. Correspondence, 1905
5. Correspondence, 1906
6. Correspondence, 1907-8
7. Cap and Gown Notes, Sept. - Dec., 1908
8. Correspondence, 1909-10
9. Correspondence, 1911-13
Box 23: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Friends 1914-7
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1914
2. Correspondence, 1915
3. Condolences, Nov. 11-9, 1915
4. Condolences, Nov. 20-30, 1915
5. Condolences, Dec. 1915-Mar. 1916
6. Correspondence, 1916
7. Correspondence, 1917
Box 24: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Friends 1917-28
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1917-9, AEF
2. Correspondence, 1918
3. Correspondence, 1919
4. Correspondence, 1920
5. Correspondence, 1921
6. Correspondence, 1922-3
7. Correspondence, 1924
8. Correspondence, 1925-6
9. Correspondence, 1927-8
Box 25: Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn - Letters from Friends 1929-75
Folder:
1. Correspondence, 1929
2. Correspondence, 1930
3. Correspondence, 1931-40
4. Correspondence, 1941-4
5. Correspondence, 1945-55
6. Correspondence, 1956-65
7. Correspondence, 1966-75
Box 26: P. J. Crowley: Correspondence - J.B. Munn Correspondence
Folder:
1. Correspondence - P. J. Crowley 1937-53
2. Correspondence - P. J. Crowley 1954-71
3. Correspondence - P. J. Crowley 1972-5
4. Miscellaneous Documents - P. J. Crowley 1943-75
5. Account Book - P. J. Crowley 1945-60
6. Garden St. Break-in Report
7. Correspondence - J. B. Munn
8. Ottley Trust - J. B. Munn
9. Land Gift - J. B. Munn
10. Marriage Service - J. B. Munn
11. Address Book - J. B. Munn
12. Account Book - J. B. Munn
13. Dog Records - J. B. Munn
Box 27: Garden St. Material - Purchase, Gardens, Remodeling
Folder:
1. Elevator Blueprints 1927
2. Correspondence - Remodeling of 58 Garden St., J. B. Munn 1932
3. Correspondence - 58 Garden St. - Between Architects and Contractors 1932
4. Blueprints 1932
5. Exhibition Photographs 1938
6. Garden Book, 1933-40
7. Garden Plans 1937-8
8. Garden Renovation 1958
9. Garden 1949-75
10. Cambridge Plant and Garden Club 1963-74
11. Sale of 58 Garden St. 1962-75
Box 28: Garden St. Material - Inventories
Folder:
1. Guide to Cambridge Architecture
2. Bills - and Estimates 1932-65
3. Inventories - William H. Hanford, Jr. 1893
4. Inventories - 58 Garden St. 1936-73
5. Inventories - 18 W. 58th St., New York City
6. Inventories - Paradise Hill, Gates, N.Y.
7. Notebook - Inventory of Household Furnishings
8. Warranties and Owner's Manuals
9. Notebook - Library Inventory
10. Appraisals of Estate and Household Furnishings, 1967, 1971
Box 29: Biographical Material - James Buell
Folder:
1. Certificates
2. Correspondence - James Buell and Elias Plum
3. Statement - James Buell 1874
4. Biographical Information - James Buell
5. Obituaries - James and Electa (Kellogg) Buell
6. Title - 18 W. 58th St., New York City
7. Last Will and Testament - James Buell
8. Opinion on Buell's Will
9. Land Agreement
10. Photographs - Buell and Plum Families
11. Correspondence - Martha Buell (Plum) Munn
12. Troy Female Seminary
13. Buell Genealogy
14. Plum Genealogy
Box 30: Hanford Genealogy Information
Folder:
1. Genealogy Correspondence, 1936-42
2. Genealogy Correspondence, 1943-53
3. Genealogy Correspondence, 1954-63
4. Genealogy Correspondence, 1964-75
5. Genealogy Notes
6. Hanford Genealogy
7. Hanford Genealogy (revised copy)
8. Hanford Genealogy (extra copies)
9. Munn Genealogy
10. Lewis Genealogy
11. Crosby Genealogy
Box 31: Diary Transcripts and Reminiscences
Folder:
1. Introduction to Hanford-Munn Diaries (3 copies)
2. Parallel Diaries - John P. Munn and Franklin Hanford, Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 1862
3. Parallel Diaries - John P. Munn and Franklin Hanford, Apr. 1-Jun. 1, 1862
4. Parallel Diaries - John P. Munn and Franklin Hanford, June 2-July 31, 1862
5. Parallel Diaries - John P. Munn and Franklin Hanford, Aug. 1-Oct. 1, 1862
6. Parallel Diaries - John P. Munn and Franklin Hanford, Oct. 2-Dec. 31. 1862
7. Diary Transcript - John P. Munn, 1863
8. F. Hanford - Lincoln Story (2 copies)
9. F. Hanford - Reminiscences
10. F. Hanford - Reminiscences (copy)
11. Charles Lewis Hanford Notes
Box 32: Typescripts of Sibley Diaries, 1861-8
Folder:
1. Diary Typescript - Lavinia (Pease) Williams, 1861
2. Diary Typescript - Jeannette Elizabeth (Crosby) Dunn, 1866
3. Diary Typescript - Annis Mary (Williams) Crosby Sibley, 1868
4. Diary Typescript - Annis Mary (Williams) Crosby Sibley, 1868 (2 cop.)
5. Diary Typescript - Annis Mary (Williams) Crosby Sibley, 1868 (2 cop.)
6. Diary Typescript - Theodore Romeyn Sibley, 1868
7. Diary Typescript - Theodore Romeyn Sibley, 1868 (2 cop.)
Box 33: Daguerreotypes and Scrapbooks - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
Box 34: Memorabilia - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
Folder:
1. Compositions and Schoolwork
2. Autograph Book, 1893
3. School Catalogs - Froebel Academy
4. Notes and Journal 1901-3
5. Graduation Essay 1903
6. Prospecti - St. Margaret's School
7. Voyager Catalog - Scottsville High School
8. Passbook
9. Book of Verses
10. Calendars 1918, 1933
11. Red Cross Material 1943
12. Tryon, N.C. - Notes on walks
13. Address Books
14. Last Will and Testament 1968
15. Ephemera
16. Materials related to Ruth and James Munn's European Trip, 1955
Box 35: Wellesley Material - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
Folder:
1. Wellesley Calendar 1907
2. Wellesley College Views
3. Student Handbook
4. Wellesley Programs and Circulars
5. Wellesley 1909 Class Reunions
6. Shakespeare Society
7. Wellesley Class Representative Material, 1909-40
8. Fraulein Muller Memorial 1938
9. Wellesley Personal Call Program 1965
10. Annie Jump Cannon Memorial
11. Menorah Journal, Autumn, 1950
12. University of Wisconsin - Summer Paper
13. Guidance - University of Wisconsin 1929
14. Guidance - Madison, Wisconsin 1932
Box 36: Wellesley Class of 1909 Records - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
Folder:
1. 1909 Class Record 1909-14
2. 1909 Class Record 1919
3. 1909 Class Record 1924
4. 1909 Class Record 1931
5. 1909 Class Record 1934
6. 1909 Class Record 1935-40
7. 1909 Class Record 1950
8. 1909 Class Record 1955 (2 copies)
9. 1909 Class Record 1959
10. 1909 Class Record 1964
11. 1909 Class Record 1969
Box 37: Wellesley and Harvard Bulletins
Folder:
1. Wellesley College Bulletin May, 1932
2. Wellesley College Bulletin Nov. 30, 1954
3. Boston Wellesley College Club Directory 1969-70
4. Harvard University Archives Pamphlet 1947
5. Harvard University English Handbook Sept., 1951
6. Harvard University Register 1956-7
7. Harvard Library Bulletin July, 1974
8. Copeia Nov. 21, 1941 (Hugh M. Smith)
9. Cambridge Historical Society Proceedings 1949-50
Box 38: Hanford Family Memorabilia
Folder:
1. School Exercises - John Munn Hanford
2. Diary - John Munn Hanford, 1901
3. Account Book - John Munn Hanford, 1904-6
4. Ephemera - John Munn Hanford
5. Programs and Handbills
6. Compositions and Drawings - Hanford Family Members
7. Child's Newspaper - John Munn Hanford, Jr.
8. On Board the Pensacola 1890
9. St. Nicholas July, 1923
10. Pamphlet - "The Natchez Massacre"
11. U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings June, 1965
Box 39: Franklin Hanford Family Photographs
Folder:
1. Franklin and Sara (Crosby) Hanford
2. Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
3. John Munn and Gwendolen (Smith) Hanford
4. John Munn Hanford Children
5. John Munn Hanford Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren
6. David Johnson Wedding June 23, 1973
7. Photographs from Album Belonging to Nannie and Fannie Hanford
Box 40: Hanford, Munn, Pixley Family Photographs
Folder:
1. James Buell Munn
2. Ellis (Hanford) Curtiss and Descendants
3. Emma (Hanford) Smith and Descendants
4. Munn and Hanford Families
5. Pixley Family
6. Lewis Family
7. Ennis Family
8. Warren House
9. Friends
10. Ziegler Family
11. Unidentified
Box 41: Photographs of Places
Folder:
1. Negatives
2. Drawings
3. Portraits by A. J. Conant
4. The Farm, Scottsville, N.Y.
5. Snow Inn, Massachusetts
6. Gates and Scottsville
7. 58 Garden St.
8. Dogs
9. Houses
10. England
11. Siam and the Philippines
Box 42: Photograph Albums
Folder:
1. James Buell Munn
2. College Hall, Wellesley
3. Kirkland, N.Y.
4. Franklin Hanford
5. Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
6. Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn, 1909
7. Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn, 1902-16
Box 43: Buell and Plum Family Photograph Albums and Newspaper Clippings
Folder:
1. Old Newspapers and Almanac, 1800-79
2. Franklin Hanford
3. Hanford-Munn Marriage
4. James Buell Munn
5. Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn
6. John Munn Hanford and Family
7. Ellis (Hanford) Curtiss and Family
8. Emma (Hanford) Smith and Family
9. Hanford and Dunn Families
10. Pixley and Ennis Families
11. Settlement of Monroe County
12. Friends
Box 44: Oversize Photographs, Charts, and Certificates
Volumes:
College Girl's Record - Ruth (Hanford) Munn, 1905-9
Legenda, 1908
Legenda, 1909
Winthrow Yearbook, 1930
Birch Wathen, 1931
Birch Wathen, 1932
Tower Tales, 1932
Tower Tales, 1933
Tower Tales, 1934
Tower Tales, 1935
Package: Scrapbook - Ruth Crosby (Hanford) Munn, 1905-09


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