Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, legal documents, business and other papers relating to the Bromfield family of Boston and collateral families. The papers relate primarily to Henry Bromfield (1727-1820), his descendants and their families. There is also material relating to Richard Clarke (1711-1795), a Boston merchant who was involved in the pre-Revolutionary difficulties about the tax on tea.
The papers consist of family letters, poetry, and other writings by and about the Pearson family of England and Darby, Pennsylvania. Most of the letters are written to Benjamin Pearson from relatives in England.
Three women, two of the nineteenth century, are represented in the Pierson family papers. There are two notebooks kept by two sisters: Margaret H. Pierson, with notes on her reading at Vassar College, and Louise R. Pierson with a notebook on a sewing course at the Pratt Institute. Also a diary (1926) on a trip to Europe kept by Laura Pierson, probably a cousin.
Correspondence, legal papers, deeds, estate inventories and pencil portraits relating to the Seward family of Killingworth and Guilford, Connecticut. Also figuring in the collection are the Buell, Pierson, Smith and Steevens families.