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Dickins family papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 302
Scope and Contents

The Dickins Family Papers contains correspondence, writings, legal documents, and other papers relating to Rachel Dickins, Thomas Eden Dickins, and other members of the Dickins family, as well as diaries, poetry, and a collection of fifteenth through seventeenth century charters with seals. Other materials in the collection relate to James Bean, an assistant paymaster with the East India Company in the Philippines in 1764, Captain William Wilkinson, a financial agent to Sir George Hay, and Wallace of Craigie, a descendant of William Wallace. Also included are genealogical charts linking the Dickins family to Pocahontas through her marriage to John Rolfe, and twentieth century documents concerning family history.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Dickins Family Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bernard Quaritch on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection Fund, 2004.


Organized into three series: I. Correspondence, 1795-1928 and undated. II. Charters and Legal Documents, circa 1449-1670. III. Other Papers, 1725-2000 and undated.

1449-2000 and undated
Majority of material found within 1449-1899
2.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Related Names
Dickins family
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