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Priscilla Cushing Sprague Collection of Eaton, Stearns, and Buck family papers, 1847-1947
Sprague, Priscilla Cushing, , creatorcompiler.
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.83 linear feet. (2 file boxes)
mixed material


Buck family ;  Eaton family ;  Stern family ;  Yeager, Sarah Mary , 1843- ;  Family records ;  New Englanders -- Family relationships ;  Sisters ;  Vacations -- Maine ;  Voyages and travels ;  Maine -- Social life and customs ;  Massachusetts -- Social life and customs ;  Belém (Brazil) -- Social life and customs ;  Teachers

Individual reading

Contains diaries of the teachers, Joanna Eaton and Yeager; letters from George Eaton in Brazil to his children in Massachusetts; and correspondence of other Eaton, Stearns, and Buck family members. The bulk of the correspondence is Buck family material, in particular the letters of Charlotte and Frona Buck, daughters of Charles and Mary Stearns Buck, to their father and each other during summer vacations at Echo Point, Maine. Also probate notes on Oliver Stearns's will and miscellaneous 20th century financial accounts.

Members of three Massachusetts families from which the donor descended: Joanna Eaton (1827- ) and her niece, Sarah Yeager (1843- ), were teachers; George Eaton (1812-1877), Joanna's brother, worked in Pará, Brazil, building a railroad and manufacturing brick; Oliver Stearns (1807-1885), was a theologian and Unitarian minister; and his son-in-law, Charles Buck, was also a minister.

Priscilla Cushing Sprague Collection of Eaton, Stearns, and Buck family papers. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Buck family papers are available on microfilm (M-109, 1 reel, 35 mm.) from Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Unpublished finding aid; see also Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library..., The Manuscript Inventories and the Catalogs...10v., (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1984)

Electronic finding aid available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL:sch00155