Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Chiefly legal papers of various members of the Bushnell family of Saybrook, Conn. relating to the purchase of land and other financial transactions. The compositions of Lydia O. Dibble, a cousin of Ida Bushnell, include an essay on the death of a friend (1848).
Correspondence, receipts, music, log book pages (1811), and printed matter. The correspondence is largely among members of the family and also includes two letters to Daniel Collins' father, also named Daniel Collins. The music includes fifteen manuscript pages with words.
Bain no. 200. Inscribed in graphite: "7/25 Richard Shirley Smith '71. Shelley 36."
Bain no. 204. Inscribed in graphite: "7/25 R. Shirley Smith '71. Shelley 40."
Lear writes to Fields with condolences for the death of her husband, James Thomas Fields. He mentions that he has recently received several papers describing Fields’s life, and he asks that she convey her thanks to the people who sent them (though he is not sure who that is). Lear closes his letter, writing, “you have the memories of golden hours passed with him who is gone for a time. So that in writing these lines I feel less sad than I might do in many similar cases.”
The principal figures in these papers are Benjamin Labaree and his wife, Eliza Paul Capen Labaree. Their papers consist of courtship letters and other correspondence (1831-1835), his autobiography written in 1879 and five of her school notebooks compiled while she was at the Ipswich Academy (ca. 1829-1830). Also in the papers is a sketchbook by James McIntosh, and a collection of family letters (1917-1919) edited by Leonard Woods Labaree and abridged by Rachel Capen Schauffler.
Eva's cousin speaks of how sad a time this is "that we shall never see dear Papa in this world" and that they are leaving Dover to live in London.
Letter from Louisa addressed from Green Bank, Malvern. Expresses interest in seeing Eva's wildflower collection and mentions a visit to Christ Church and the deaths of two people.
Letter written on February 27th and 28th. The first letter is signed by Florence Lyne and the second part is signed with her initials "F C [illegible] L". Expresses her sadness in losing her sister and details the funeral. Also speaks about her mother's illness, denial about the loss of her daughter and then describes the worsening of her mother's illness and fever until her eventual passing.
The papers contain correspondence with family, friends, and acquaintances, plus a variety of personal papers, including obituaries, letters of sympathy, diaries, and scrapbooks documenting the lives of Richard E. and Alice Lee Myers and their children. Prominent correspondents include Stephen Vincent Benét, Nadia Boulanger, Grace Flandrau, John Gielgud, Charlotte Kett, Archibald MacLeish, and Gerald Murphy.