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Guide to the Estate Records for Margaret Bromfield Blanchard and Henry Bromfield, 1836-1890

Summary

Collection comprises a printed copy of a will (1875?), along with manuscript inventories; lists of stocks and bonds; related correspondence; and payments made against the estate of Margaret Bromfield Blanchard in 1877 and 1878. Henry B. Rogers served as her executor. There are also her manuscript records outlining the distribution of the estate, dated 1867-1868. The Bromfield School is mentioned extensively in the will and the distribution documents. In the will she outlines "if boys are admitted [to the school], I order that their number shall always be one-third less than that of girls." In addition, there are a few records related to the estate of Margaret Blanchard's grandfather?, Henry Bromfield, in Cheltenham, England, dated 1836-1842, including the executor's account. Unrelated documents include a written agreement between Mary Blanchard and Hiram Osborn for his assumption of the farming duties in 1864, along with a letter regarding the establishment of trustees for the Bromfield school, dated around 1890.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11707
Title
Estate records for Margaret Bromfield Blanchard and Henry Bromfield
Date
1836-1890
Creator
Rogers, Henry B. (Henry Bromfield), 1802-1887
Extent
1.1 Linear Feet, 17 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a printed copy of a will (1875?), along with manuscript inventories; lists of stocks and bonds; related correspondence; and payments made against the estate of Margaret Bromfield Blanchard in 1877 and 1878. Henry B. Rogers served as her executor. There are also her manuscript records outlining the distribution of the estate, dated 1867-1868. The Bromfield School is mentioned extensively in the will and the distribution documents. In the will she outlines "if boys are admitted [to the school], I order that their number shall always be one-third less than that of girls." In addition, there are a few records related to the estate of Margaret Blanchard's grandfather?, Henry Bromfield, in Cheltenham, England, dated 1836-1842, including the executor's account. Unrelated documents include a written agreement between Mary Blanchard and Hiram Osborn for his assumption of the farming duties in 1864, along with a letter regarding the establishment of trustees for the Bromfield school, dated around 1890.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Estate Records for Margaret Bromfield Blanchard and Henry Bromfield, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Estate records
Box 1
Henry Bromfield Executor's Account
Oversize-folder 1
 


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Provenance

The Estate Records for Margaret Bromfield Blanchard and Henry Bromfield were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, February, 2019

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS127