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Leicester Craig Clark Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1137

Scope and Contents

Family of descendants of Justin Ely (1739-1817) with branches in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Ohio. More than half the papers consists of family correspondence and printed matter (1883-1920) collected by Leicester Craig Clark. The printed matter (ca. 1900-1920) includes advertising brochures, greeting cards, picture postcards, and pamphlets from religious and charitable organizations, which offer a sample of American popular culture for the period. Clark's sister, Margaret Clark Neal, and his mother, Bertha Ely Clark, are prominently represented.Another major portion of the papers consists of approximately four hundred photographs (1862-1925) showing members of the related Clark, Ely, Farnam, Kent, Kingsley, and Upham families, their friends, and views of places in Europe and the United States. Most of the photographs were taken by professional photographers. Also included are eighty paintings and drawings made by members of the family, most numerous being the watercolors and oil paintings of Elizabeth Ely. A number of tracings were done by Leicester Craig Clark. Additional memorabilia includes newspaper clippings, programs, invitations, and commonplace books.

Dates

  • 1829-1928

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. 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 Henry W. Farnam, Jr., 1967.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: Series I: Justin Ely Family Papers, 1862-1928; Series II: Index to the Photographs; Series III: Leicester Craig Clark Papers

Extent

9 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1137

Overview

Family of descendants of Justin Ely (1739-1817) with branches in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Ohio. More than half the papers consists of family correspondence and printed matter (1883-1920) collected by Leicester Craig Clark. The printed matter (ca. 1900-1920) includes advertising brochures, greeting cards, picture postcards, and pamphlets from religious and charitable organizations, which offer a sample of American popular culture for the period. Clark's sister, Margaret Clark Neal, and his mother, Bertha Ely Clark, are prominently represented.Another major portion of the papers consists of approximately four hundred photographs (1862-1925) showing members of the related Clark, Ely, Farnam, Kent, Kingsley, and Upham families, their friends, and views of places in Europe and the United States. Most of the photographs were taken by professional photographers. Also included are eighty paintings and drawings made by members of the family, most numerous being the watercolors and oil paintings of Elizabeth Ely. A number of tracings were done by Leicester Craig Clark. Additional memorabilia includes newspaper clippings, programs, invitations, and commonplace books.

Biographical / Historical

For a chart outlining the genealogical relations of the Ely family, please consult the Genealogical Chart.
Title
Guide to the Leicester Craig Clark Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
October 1984
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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