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Series 10-18: Hoar Family, circa 1780-1930


Scope and Contents

The Hoar group of papers contains materials beginning with E. Rockwood and Caroline D. Brooks Hoar, with series for all of their children, two series (one each) for Rockwood's siblings Elizabeth and Edward Hoar, and a miscellaneous series comprised of materials relating to other family members. Like the Bowles group of materials, the Hoar group is especially rich in family correspondence. The materials comprise approximately 20 linear feet and are complemented (and have gaps filled) by strong collections elsewhere, most particularly at the Concord Free Public Library.


  • Creation: circa 1780-1930

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Bowles-Hoar Family Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.


From the Collection: 50.0 Linear feet (41 records boxes, 6 archives boxes, 2 1/2-archives boxes, 8 flat boxes, 2 small boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The Hoar family materials are arranged in 9 series, and most of the series contain multiple sub-series. Series and sub-series notes (typically, biographical/historical, arrangement, and scope/content) are found at their respective levels. The 9 series are:

  1. Series 10: Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar and Caroline D. Brooks
  2. Series 11: Caroline Hoar and Samuel Bellows Greene
  3. Series 12: Samuel Hoar and (1) Catherine Wise and (2) Helen P. Wadleigh
  4. Series 13: Charles E. Hoar
  5. Series 14: Clara Downes Hoar
  6. Series 15: Sherman Hoar and (1) Caroline P. Wood and (2) Mary T. Buttrick
  7. Series 16: Elizabeth Sherman Hoar
  8. Series 17: Edward S. Hoar and Elizabeth H. Prichard
  9. Series 18: Miscellaneous Hoar Family Materials

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
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