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Guide to the Daughters of the American Revolution: Molly Reid Chapter Derry, NH Papers, 1895-1972

Collection number: MC 73

Size: 5 boxes (1.5 cu.ft.)

About the Daughters of the American Revolution, Molly Reid Chapter

Named after Molly Woodburn Reid, the wife of General George Reid (commander of the First New Hampshire Regiment), the chapter was the second of its kind founded in the state of New Hampshire. Located in Derry it was organized on October 27, 1894. The first was the Molly Stark Chapter in Manchester, organized two years earlier.

About the Daughters of the American Revolution, Molly Reid Chapter Papers

he Molly Reid DAR Collection consists of five boxes of various manuscript materials relating both to the Chapter itself and materials gathered by or donated to the Chapter’s library. The materials concerning the Molly Reid Chapter date between 1895-1972 and include correspondence of Chapter Officers, newspaper clippings, program brochures, announcements from the National Chapter, and a Chapter scrapbook of the years 1933-1935. The remainder of the materials consists of broadsides ranging from the Colonial through the post-Civil War period of New England history. The bulk of the collection is composed of materials from New Hampshire citizens, although there are also some documents from Massachusetts and Maine. There are three folders of genealogical information on the following families: Adams, Barnard, Benedict, Betton, Bonaparte, Bouton-Boughton, Campbell, Cargill, Chase, Fogg, Folsom Moor, Moulton, Reed, Reid, Sargeant, Shackleford, Sherman, Stinson, Sullivan, Walker, Webster, Wilson, Wingate and Woodman. (There are also a number of cataloged pamphlets relating to the Duston-Dustin Family Association of Haverhill, Massachusetts and the Blaisdell Family Association of Maine that came as part of the collection.) The collection also has a number of stereocards and photographs collected by members of the Chapter.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Daughters of the American Revolution, Molly Reid Chapter Papers, 1895-1972, MC 73, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: Molly Reid Chapter, D.A.R. of Derry, NH (Accession #: 2003.05)

Collection Contents

Series I: Chapter Materials

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Correspondence to Mrs. Mary Bingham, Chapter Regent, undated
Box 1, Folder 2 Correspondence to Mrs. Frederick S. Shepard, undated
Box 1, Folder 3 Correspondence to Miss Harriet Smith, Chapter Secretary, undated
Box 1, Folder 4 Correspondence to Mrs. Harriet Noyes, undated
Box 1, Folder 5 Event Programs, 1893-1896
Box 1, Folder 6 Miscellaneous National DAR papers, undated
Box 1, Folder 7 Our Forefathers and “Tribute to Molly Reid,” undated
Box 1, Folder 8 Report to Molly Reid Chapter on the 30th DAR Continental Congress, undated
Box 1, Folder 9 Newspaper clippings, 1950-1972
Box 1, Folder 10 Derry Serviceman, January 1945
Box 1, Folder 11 Boston Morning Journal, June 21, 1875
Box 1, Folder 12 The Esther Courier, undated
Box 1, Folder 13 Chapter from “Classic New Hampshire” on the New Hampshire DAR, undated
Box 1, Folder 14 Scrapbook, 1933-1935

Series II: Genealogical Material and Broadsides

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Hawks family papers, 1740-1773
Box 2, Folder 2 Hawks family papers, 1786-1800
Box 2, Folder 3 Certificate of Indenture for Moses Pike to Jonathan Griffin, 1763
Box 2, Folder 4 Last Will and Testament of John Fergeson, 1769
Box 2, Folder 5 Samuel Goodwin Deeds, 1886-1899
Box 2, Folder 6 Moses Hook note of settled accounts, undated
Box 2, Folder 7 Eulogy for Benjamin Perkins, November 1809
Box 2, Folder 8 Debt Book of Moses Emerson, 1817-1840; 1823-1826
Box 2, Folder 9 Miscellaneous Deeds, undated
Box 2, Folder 10 Articles of Faith, 1766-1790
Box 2, Folder 11 Diary Pages of a Minister, undated
Box 2, Folder 12 Fourth Report of the NH Bible Society, October 1815
Box 2, Folder 13 Apocrypha from Bible of Tapath Griffin, undated
Box 2, Folder 14 List of NH Regiments, 1777
Box 2, Folder 15 NH Regimental Orderly Book, 8th Regiment, January 1838-August 1850
Box 2, Folder 16 Honorable discharge, William R. Adams, 1863
Box 2, Folder 17 Honorable discharge, Isaac R. Dillingham, 1863
Box 2, Folder 18 Hall children copy and school books, 1816
Box 2, Folder 19 Children’s copy books, 19th Century
Box 2, Folder 20 McMurphy family memorabilia, undated
Box 2, Folder 21 Leavitt’s Farmers Almanac, 1817; 1875
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 Goodwin family legal and vital records, 1789-1920
Box 3, Folder 2 Jefferson Caldwell deeds, 1824-1847
Box 3, Folder 3 Certificate of US citizenship, Avery Parker, 1815
Box 3, Folder 4 Clark family papers, undated
Box 3, Folder 5 Goss family deeds, 1786-1828
Box 3, Folder 6 Goss family deeds, 1828-1849
Box 3, Folder 7 Clindenin family correspondence, 1803
Box 3, Folder 8 Calvin Coolidge VP nomination notification ceremony program, undated
Box 3, Folder 9 Poems presented to/from E.A. Cilley, undated
Box 3, Folder 10 Londonderry memorabilia, undated
Box 3, Folder 11 Call to Congressional Convention, 1776
Box 3, Folder 12 NH House of Representatives Legislation, 1785-1786
Box 3, Folder 13 Constitution of the United States of America, 1789
Box 3, Folder 14 List of Revolutionary War Battles, John W. Greely, April 1850
Box 3, Folder 15 Typed copies of ceeds, 1748-1848
Box 3, Folder 16 Theodore Roosevelt centennial, undated
Box 3, Folder 17 Patriotic sheet music, undated
Box 3, Folder 18 Miscellaneous genealogical materials, undated
Box 3, Folder 19 A-E Genealogies, undated
Box 3, Folder 20 F-Sh genealogies, undated
Box 3, Folder 21 Si-Z genealogies, undated

Series III: Images

Subseries 1: Images

Box 4
Box 4, Envelope 1 Bennington Battlefield, looking East from Baum’s Entrenchments, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. Card 1 of 7, undated
Box 4, Envelope 2 Bennington Battlefield, looking Southeast from Entrenchments, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. Card 2 of 7, undated
Box 4, Envelope 3 Bennington Battlefield, looking South from Baum’s Hill, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. Card 3 of 7, undated
Box 4, Envelope 4 Bennington Battlefield, looking South-westerly from “Heights”, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. Card 4 of 7, undated
Box 4, Envelope 5 Bennington Battlefield, looking West from Entrenchments, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. Card 5 of 7, undated
Box 4, Envelope 6 Bennington Battlefield, looking West from Tory Hill, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. Card 6 of 7, undated
Box 4, Envelope 7 Bennington Battlefield, looking Northwest from Tory Hill, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. Card 7 of 7, undated
Box 4, Envelope 8 House in Salem, NH, undated
Box 4, Envelope 9 “The Mirror” former site of the “State Arms House” in Bennington, VT, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY, undated
Box 4, Envelope 10 Group photo of unidentified members of Molly Reid DAR Chapter, undated
Box 4, Envelope 11 Group of Derry Teachers from the Plymouth Teacher’s College standing outside the site of the Webster Court House where Daniel Webster argued his first court case, now the library, 1926
Box 4, Envelope 12 Webster Court House, Plymouth, NH, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY, undated
Box 4, Envelope 13 Webster Court House, Plymouth, NH, postcard, Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY, undated
Box 4, Envelope 14 Generals Poor and Learned’s Headquarters 1777, Battle of Saratoga, postcard, George O. Slingerland, undated
Box 4, Envelope 15 Surrender of Burgoyne, October 17th, 1777, Schuylerville, NY, postcard sent to Pauline L. Adams of East Derry, NH, August 14, 1927
Box 4, Envelope 16 Descendants of H.B. Cilley, photograph, at dedicated ceremony, undated
Box 4, Envelope 17 Battle of Bennington Monument Dedication, eight photos, b and w, undated
Box 4, Envelope 18 Lilac Bush near Noyes Homestead, written on back of photo is “The State Flower of New Hampshire,” black and white photograph, undated
Box 4, Envelope 19 Bedroom with Military Memorabilia, undated
Box 4, Envelope 20 By the Jurmin Licky Brook, black and white photograph. Has highlighter on it, undated
Box 4, Envelope 21 Eliza M. Adams, black and white photo, by J.W. Black and Co, back has inscribed on pencil her relationship to various people, undated

Subseries 2: International Exhibition, Stereocards printed by Centennial Photographic Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1876

Box 4, Envelope 22 State Buildings: New Hampshire Day
Box 4, Envelope 23 Furniture in ‘Ye Olde Log Cabin’
Box 4, Envelope 24 Round Top Beadstead
Box 4, Envelope 25 Kansas and Colorado State Building
Box 4, Envelope 26 Bryant Vase, Tiffany and Co.
Box 4, Envelope 27 Main Exhibition Building
Box 4, Envelope 28 Machinery Hall
Box 4, Envelope 29 Spanish Section
Box 4, Envelope 30 Viti’s Alabaster Vases
Box 4, Envelope 31 Corliss Engine
Box 4, Envelope 32 Kansas State Exhibit

Subseries 3: Washington, DC Stereocards printed by Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, NH, all undated

Box 4, Envelope 33 View in Washington, D.C.
Box 4, Envelope 34 Navy Yard
Box 4, Envelope 35 North End of the Capitol Building

Subseries 4: White Mountains Stereocards printed by Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, NH, and B.W. Kilburn, Littleton, NH, undated

Box 4, Envelope 36 Mount Washington Railroad
Box 4, Envelope 37 Frankenstein Trestle and Train P. and O. R.R., Crawford Notch, White Mountains
Box 4, Envelope 38 Willey Brook Bridge, Crawford Notch, White Mountains
Box 4, Envelope 39 Pass of the Crawford Notch, and Train
Box 4, Envelope 40 Mt. Washington Railroad
Box 4, Envelope 41 Summit of Mt Washington
Box 4, Envelope 42 Mt Washington from the Giant’s Grave
Box 4, Envelope 43 Cloud View from Mt Washington
Box 4, Envelope 44 Frost Work on Railway, Mt Washington
Box 4, Envelope 45 Gulf Station, Mt Washington
Box 4, Envelope 46 Almost There, Lizzie Bourn Monument
Box 4, Envelope 47 Sliding Down Mt. Washington R.R.
Box 4, Envelope 48 Railroad Looking Up
Box 4, Envelope 49 Flume Below the Boulder
Box 4, Envelope 50 Basin, Franconia Notch
Box 4, Envelope 51 Echo Lake, Franconia Notch
Box 4, Envelope 52 Franconia Notch from Echo Lake
Box 4, Envelope 53 View from Columier Heights, Dixville Notch

Subseries 5: Miscellaneous New Hampshire Stereocards printed by Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, NH and A. F. Clough, Photographer, Warren, NH

Box 4, Envelope 54 “In the stillness of night / Fell on earth a robe so white,” 1953
Box 4, Envelope 55 Water Nymph’s Palace, undated
Box 4, Envelope 56 This is the House that Jack Built, undated
Box 4, Envelope 57 The Regatta, undated
Box 4, Envelope 58 Flume Below the Boulder, undated
Box 4, Envelope 59 After the Regatta, undated
Box 4, Envelope 60 New Hampshire Waterfall, undated
Box 4, Envelope 61 Another New Hampshire Waterfall, undated
Box 4, Envelope 62 Birds of New England, undated

Subseries 6: Boston Stereocards, all undated

Box 4, Envelope 63 Henry W. Longfellow
Box 4, Envelope 64 Faneuil Hall
Box 4, Envelope 65 Public Gardens
Box 4, Envelope 66 King’s Chapel
Box 4, Envelope 67 Public Gardens
Box 4, Envelope 68 West from Bunker Hill
Box 4, Envelope 69 Panorama from State House (North End)
Box 4, Envelope 70 Landmarks of “Ancient Boston”
Box 4, Envelope 71 Quincy Market
Box 4, Envelope 72 Commonwealth Avenue
Box 4, Envelope 73 Backside of Trinity Church at Copley Square
Box 4, Envelope 74 Bunker Hill Monument
Box 4, Envelope 75 Museum of Fine Arts
Box 4, Envelope 76 Charlestown
Box 4, Envelope 77 Harbor From State House
Box 4, Envelope 78 Old South Church and Washington St.
Box 4, Envelope 79 Boston Common
Box 4, Envelope 80 Washington Elm in Cambridge
Box 4, Envelope 81 Massachusetts State House

Subseries 7: New York Stereocards, all undated

Box 4, Envelope 82 American Falls from Goat Island
Box 4, Envelope 83 Niagara Falls
Box 4, Envelope 84 Brooklyn Bridge
Box 4, Envelope 85 Wall St.
Box 4, Envelope 86 Elevated Railroad Tracks
Box 4, Envelope 87 The Tribune Building

Subseries 8: Yellowstone Stereocards published by W.I. Marshall, Fitchburg, MA, all undated

Box 4, Envelope 88 Yellowstone Grand Canyon
Box 4, Envelope 89 Yellowstone Grand Canyon
Box 4, Envelope 90 Mushroom Cascades
Box 4, Envelope 91 Mammoth Hot Springs, Upper Basin
Box 4, Envelope 92 Tower Falls
Box 4, Envelope 93 Giant’s Gateway
Box 4, Envelope 94 Grotto Geyser
Box 4, Envelope 95 Upper End of Upper Geyser Basin
Box 4, Envelope 96 Crater of Old Faithful Geyser
Box 4, Envelope 97 Old Faithful Eruption
Box 4, Envelope 98 Crater of Periodical Hot Lake
Box 4, Envelope 99 Lower Falls of Yellowstone

Subseries 9: Manchester, NH Stereocards published by C. K. Burns, Manchester, NH, all undated

Box 4, Envelope 100 Interior Pumping Station No. 1
Box 4, Envelope 101 Ash Street School-House
Box 4, Envelope 102 Lincoln Street School-House
Box 4, Envelope 103 Weston and Hill Dry Goods Store
Box 4, Envelope 104 Court House
Box 4, Envelope 105 City Library
Box 4, Envelope 106 First Baptist Church Interior
Box 4, Envelope 107 The Jail

Subseries 10: Italian Alps Stereocards, unknown publisher, all undated

Box 4, Envelope 108 View from the Valley of Veni
Box 4, Envelope 109 View from the Valley of Tornache on the Route Cervin
Box 4, Envelope 110 View of the North Star and English Ladies from the Giant’s Collar
Box 4, Envelope 111 Living Room in the Palace of L’Isola

Subseries 11: Miscellaneous American Stereocards, all undated

Box 4, Envelope 112 Series of American Views, artwork unknown
Box 4, Envelope 113 Coral
Box 4, Envelope 114 Parepa Rosa
Box 4, Envelope 115 St. Louis, Mississippi River
Box 4, Envelope 116 Still Photo of Group of Babies
Box 4, Envelope 117 Harrison and Wife
Box 4, Envelope 118 General Stark’s Chair
Box 4, Envelope 119 View of the Moon
Box 4, Envelope 120 Interior of Conservatory
Box 4, Envelope 121 Interior of Conservatory

Series IV: Oversized Materials

Oversize Box 1
Oversize Box 1, Folder 1 Maine Land Deed, undated
Oversize Box 1, Folder 2 Certificate of Ensignship, 1831
Oversize Box 1, Folder 3 Membership Certificate of American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association, undated
Oversize Box 1, Folder 4 Adam Hawks Land Deed, 1754
Oversize Box 1, Folder 5 The Youth’s Companion, Vol III and IV, 1830
Oversize Box 1, Folder 6 Petitions to the Senate and House of Representatives of Massachusetts, undated
Oversize Box 1, Folder 7 Log of Ship’s Crew of Brig William, 1805
Oversize Box 1, Folder 8 Three Resolutions of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, 1779-1785
Oversize Box 1, Folder 9 Three Notices from the New Hampshire State Government, 1775-1777
Oversize Box 1, Folder 10 Proclamation of the State of New Hampshire, 1782
Oversize Box 1, Folder 11 New-Hampshire Spy Nos. 20 and 22 and New-Hampshire Gazette, undated
Oversize Box 1, Folder 12 Proceedings of the Grand American Continental Congress, 1774
Oversize Box 1, Folder 13 Acts for Raising Beef for the Continental Arm, 1780-1781
Oversize Box 1, Folder 14 Series of Legislation passed by the New Hampshire State Government, 1775-1782
Oversize Box 1, Folder 15 Act regarding British POWs, 1782
Oversize Box 1, Folder 16 Acts passed December 13, 1776-January 17, 1777
Oversize Box 1, Folder 17 Acts passed March 22, 1782 – March 23, 1782
Oversize Box 1, Folder 18 Acts passed June 21, 1782
Oversize Box 1, Folder 19 Declaration of Rights and Plan of Government for the State of New Hampshire, June 5, 1779

3 Responses to “Guide to the Daughters of the American Revolution: Molly Reid Chapter Derry, NH Papers, 1895-1972”

  1. Gary N. Chamberlin UNH 70 Says:

    The headings “… stereoscopes” on this page should be “… stereographs” or stereoviews. http://www.library.unh.edu/special/index.php/dar-molly-reid-chapter

    Stereoscope refers to a viewer in which stereoviews are placed. I believe the listing is referencing the view titles in your collection.

  2. Roland Goodbody, Manuscripts Curator Says:

    Thanks for pointing out this error, Gary. You are quite right that “stereoscopes” is the wrong term. They are, in fact, stereocards. I have changed the headings accordingly.

  3. Ellan Odiorne Derow Says:

    What a great catalogue of this material. EOD

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