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Wynkoop Family Holdings
Author: Shelton family.
Title: Papers, 1783-1934.
Description: .4 cubic ft.
Notes: Collection consists largely of letters between members of the interrelated Tappan, Brewster, Tomlinson, and Shelton families, and emphasizes religious, missionary, and educational experiences. Included are a letter (1821) from a female teacher at the Brainard Cherokee Mission School; letters (1827) from Anne Tappan at Catharine Beecher's School in Hartford, Connecticut; letters (1834) from Lucy Tappan, a teacher at a religious academy in Detroit, concerning local conditions, Miss Beecher, and nativist fears; letters (1840) from Joseph Tomlinson, Jr., New Haven, Connecticut, describing commencement antics and a visit to a lock factory; a series (1851-52) from Tomlinson, New York City, with detailed comments on American sympathy for Cuban insurrectionists, a meeting for Negro colonization, the preaching of Henry Ward Beecher, a Democrat-Republican Locofoco meeting, a meeting at Metropolitan Hall to oppose the Maine Law; comments (1858) on a revival; articles relating to the activities of Charles Shelton, an American Home Missionary in Dell Rapids, Dakota, in the 1880s; and also letters (1861-74) from Theodore H. Peters and George Wynkoop of Bigelow, letters from Wynkoop and Peters to George W. Shelton, Birmingham, Connecticut, relating to the latter's interest in the Shelton Oil and Mining Company lands in Sheffield, Pennsylvania, and outlining plans for the expansion of the enterprise.
Described in REPORT OF THE CURATOR AND ARCHIVIST, 1948-50.
Shelton Family. Papers, #808. Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cornell University Libraries.
Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878.
Control No.: NYCV85-A639
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887.
Peters, Theodore H.
Shelton, George W.
Tomlinson, Joseph, Jr.
Brainard Cherokee Mission School.
Hartford Female Seminary.
Shelton Oil and Mining Company.
Afro-Americans -- Colonization -- Africa.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Pennsylvania.
Women -- Education.
Women in missionary work.
Cuba -- History -- Insurrection, 1849-1851.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Cornell University Libraries
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