Preliminary Guide to the Fenimore Family Papers, 1805-1890s

Collection Overview

Collection contains business letters to lawyer Jason Laurance Fenimore (1769-1869). Also included are family letters, genealogy, some ephemera, poems, and unidentified volumes. Topics include business in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, banking, railroads, coal and timber land, mining, and navigation; and farm and family life in Philadelphia and in Burlington, N.J. There are also some diaries.

Descriptive Summary

Fenimore Family papers 1805-1890s
Fenimore family
1 Linear Foot, 489 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1834-1856
Box 1
Correspondence, Family
Box 1
Papers, Business and Estate
Box 1
Papers, Legal Business
Box 1
Box 1
Genealogical Info
Box 2
Commonplace poems
Box 2
Commonplace books
Box 2
Travel Notebooks and Personal Diaries
Box 2

Historical Note

The Fenimore Family originally lived in Burlington, N.J., but later became residents of Philadelphia, Pa.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fenimore Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.



Processing Information

Processed by Don Sechler

Completed May 4, 1999

This collection is unprocessed: materials may have not been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.