Scope and Contents
Five school notebooks of Eliza P. Capen are included in the collection; these were presumably compiled while she was a teacher at Miss Gilpah Grant's Ipswich Academy, ca. 1829-1830. With these is a transcript of her notes on pedagogy, reprinted in The New England Quarterly for September 1947.
The Labaree-Schauffler family is represented by Benjamin Labaree's great-grandson, Leonard Woods Labaree, a typescript of whose abridgment of "The Christian Fiend" by Rachel Capen Schauffler is included here. This work consists of transcripts of letters to and from Schauffler and Labaree family members and others during World War I. Labaree in his introduction speaks of it as a "common record... of the general experience and a cross-section of the military service...." Included are letters from men in training camps and at the front and from nurses and other women serving overseas.
Other items in the Labaree Family papers are a sermon by Dr. Codman and a sketchbook of James McIntosh, both presumably possessions of Eliza or Benjamin Labaree, and several newspaper clippingsaboutthe Schauffler family. Typed manuscripts of Benjamin Labaree and the correspondence have been made.
These papers were given to Yale University by Leonard Woods Labaree in 1939 and 1948.
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Conditions Governing Use
1 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
- Guide to the Labaree Family Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
- February 1983
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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