Guide to the Hawley Family Papers, 1794-1953 (bulk 1857-1953)
Includes correspondence (original and photocopied), writings, genealogy, pictures, and miscellaneous. Letters written by Thomas Swearington Hawley between 1861 and 1865 document his experiences as a surgeon with the 11th Missouri Infantry. Among his letters are many written shortly after the end of the Civil War from Demopolis, Alabama. Hawley's wife joined him in Alabama, and their letters to family members describe the attitudes and living conditions of the people of Alabama. In letters to each other in the early 1860's , the Hawley women wrote about domestic matters, occasionally referring to current events. Writings include a typed copy of Gideon Hawley's journal of his missionary service to Indians in Massachusetts and New York in 1794; 14-year-old Elizabeth Hawley's diary of her summer trip to visit her aunt in Delaware, Ohio in 1882; and Nelson J. Hawley's record of his experiences as a surgeon during World War I.
Miscellaneous volumes include two autograph books containing poetry and scraps; a scrapbook containing advertising trade cards; and a scrapbook containing printed and manuscript lyrics, most of them minstrel songs. Genealogical material on the Hawley and related families and a few family photographs are included.
- Collection Number
- Hawley Family papers
- 1794-1953 (bulk 1857-1953)
- 1.5 Linear Feet, 515 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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The Hawley Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1986.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2011