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Guide to the Farley Family Papers, 1817-1858

Collection number: MC 159

Size: 1 box (0.2 cu.ft.)

About the Farley Family

Little is known about the Farley family beyond the fact that they resided in Ipswich, Massachusetts. A Michael Farley built a textile mill in the town in 1830, but his relationship to the Farleys of these letters is unclear. James Farley moved to Boston, from where his letters to his mother and sister in Ipswich are written.

About the Farley Family Papers

The Farley Family collection consists of 37 letters written between 1796 and 1860, thirty-three of which were written by various members of the family and discuss family business, the trafficking of goods between family members, general health, and mutual acquaintances. Three of the remaining four letters, dated between 1796 and 1801, are to Major Joseph Swasey of Ipswich, Massachusetts from Dr. Samuel Adams of Bath, [Maine], while the final letter is written to Joseph Swasey of Ipswich from Mrs. Tacy Anna Stacey, his sister, of Philadelphia, dated January 20, 1860.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Farley Family Papers, 1817-1858, MC 159, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Source and date unknown (Accession number: 97.003)

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Six letters, four to Lucy Farley from her sister Amy (A.S. Wardwell) and two from Lucy to Amy, 1817-1827 (21 pages)

Box 1, Folder 2 Six letters to Lucy Farley from her brother James (J.P. Farley), 1834-1835 (15 pages)

Box 1, Folder 3 Three letters to Lucy Farley from her brother James (J.P. Farley), 1836-1842 (6 pages)

Box 1, Folder 4 Five letters, four to Lucy and her mother from Amy, and one from brothers James and Thomas, 1843-1844 (11 pages)

Box 1, Folder 5 Six letters, four to Lucy from brother James, one from James to Lucy and his mother, and one from Amy (Wardwell) and Tacy Anna Wardwell to Lucy and mother, 1845-1848 (9 pages)

Box 1, Folder 6 Two letters to Lucy, one from her niece Nettie and one from her brother James, 1854-1858 (3 pages)

Box 1, Folder 7 Six letters, three to Lucy from James, two to Lucy from Amy, and one to Susan S. Farley, probably from Lucy, undated (11 pages)

Box 1, Folder 8 Three letters to To Maj. Joseph Swasey from Dr. Samuel Adams of Bath, [Maine], 1796-1801 (8 pages)

Box 1, Folder 9 One letter to Joseph Swasey from Mrs. Tary Anna Stacey, Jan. 20, 1860 (4 pages)