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Guide to the Pritchett family correspondence, 1785-1876 and undated

Summary

Residents of Little Hallingbury, Essex, England. Collection consists almost entirely of personal correspondence of the Pritchett family, whose members included the Reverend Charles Richard Pritchett (1785-1849), an Anglican clergyman. The correspondence represents two generations, and includes letters from Pritchett's second wife, Mary Needham Burder Pritchett, other siblings of Charles and Mary, especially Elizabeth Burder, and their children. The Wollaston and James families are also represented. Many of the letters were written by women. Also included is a folder of unrelated envelopes and covers, apparently collected for their stamps, postmarks, and signatures.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01054
Title
Pritchett family correspondence
Date
1785-1876 and undated
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 375 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists almost entirely of personal correspondence of the Pritchett family, whose members included the Rev. Charles Richard Pritchett (1785-1849), an Anglican clergyman. The correspondence represents two generations, and includes letters from Pritchett's second wife, Mary Needham Burder Pritchett, other siblings of Charles and Mary, especially Elizabeth Burder, and their children. The Wollaston and James families are also represented. Many of the letters were written by women. Also included is a folder of unrelated envelopes and covers, apparently collected for their stamps, postmarks, and signatures.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Pritchett family correspondence, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Information folder
Box 1
Correspondence, 1785-1829
(4 folders)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1830-1839
(3 folders)
Box 2
Correspondence, 1840-1876 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 3
 


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Provenance

The Pritchett family correspondence were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1980

Encoded by Elizabeth Shesko, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 5-26-1980

This collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.