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Palmer family papers

Call Number: MS 383
Scope and Contents

The Palmer Family Papers consist mainly of correspondence and writings of Ray Palmer and writings of his son, Charles Ray Palmer. The correspondence of Ray Palmer, spanning from 1825 to 1886, has three major components: letters exchanged with his brother, Julius A. Palmer; letters sent to Mark Hopkins, president of Williams College; and letters received from ministers, theologians, and hymnwriters. The writings of Ray Palmer are sermons, hymns and poems, diaries, a memoir, and a few miscellaneous items. The writings of Charles Ray Palmer are sermons, student essays and lecture notes, poems, and essays on church history.

The Palmer Family Papers include material donated by Mrs. Arthur E. Foote that was transferred to this department from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in November 1979. These items, all of which are related to Ray Palmer's hymn, "My Faith Looks Up to Thee," are in Box 7.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Arthur E. Foote.

4 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Related Names
Palmer family
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