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Amherst (Mass.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel and Tammy Dickinson Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00245
Abstract The Daniel and Tammy Dickinson Family Papers document the lives of three generations of the Daniel Dickinson (1793-1874) and Tammy (Martha) Eastman Dickinson (1801-1887) family. The papers date from 1818 to 1901 and are comprised almost entirely of correspondence, mostly incoming to Daniel and Tammy from siblings, children, grandchildren, friends, acquaintances, and business contacts. Topics in the letters include family news, religion, the Civil War, and western migration. The last two...
Dates: 1818-1901; Majority of material found within 1850-1880

E. Porter Dickinson Papers

Identifier: MA.00209

The E. Porter Dickinson Papers consist mainly of correspondence; materials relating to Porter Dickinson's family and the town of Amherst; photographs, and objects that reflect many of his interests (especially mountaineering and the White Mountains). Correspondents include Robert Francis, Professor E. Kimball Morsman, and Walter Hendricks.

Dates: 1900-1991

Hills Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00089

The Hills Family Papers contain correspondence, deeds, personal financial records, photographs and memorabilia of several generations of this prominent Amherst family during the second half of the 19th century. As a record of a wealthy 19th century family, this collection is important because of its size, time span and completeness.

Dates: 1785-1957; Majority of material found within 1853-1910

John Elliot Sanford (AC 1851) Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MA.00297
Abstract The John Elliot Sanford (AC 1851) Correspondence Collection contains correspondence to John E. Sanford (1830-1907) from his parents, Reverend John Sanford (1788-1866) and Sophia Loud Sanford (1790-1869). The bulk of the correspondence is from Reverend Sanford. Frequent topics include the health of the parents and their advice to John about his; money matters; Amherst news, and the personal and professional lives of both young John and his older brother, Baalis (AC 1845). The last folder in...
Dates: 1819-1907; Majority of material found within 1845 - 1854

Snell Family Papers

Identifier: MA.00032

The Snell Family Papers contain the papers and photographs of Ebenezer Strong Snell (Class of 1822) and his immediate family, including his wife, daughters, parents and sisters.

Dates: 1793-1940; Majority of material found within 1835-1870

Town of Amherst Collection

 Collection — Box 1-2, OS 1
Identifier: MA.00124

Written histories of the town; local government records; records of schools, private organizations, and local businesses; personal papers; souvenirs and programs of community events; maps of the town; and a large number of newspaper clippings.

Dates: circa 1828-present; Majority of material found within 1920-1959

Writings about Emily Dickinson and Amherst , circa 1945

 File — Box 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

"As It Was, 1844-1944," [unpublished] essay about Emily Dickinson and her friends in town; the way Amherst was, the way people were; a rebuttal of unnamed publications that show the Dickinson family and the town of Amherst in an unfavorable light.

Dates: circa 1945