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A-103

Alger family. Papers of the Alger family, 1809-1969: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-103
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Alger family
Title: Papers of the Alger family, 1809-1969
Date(s): 1809-1969
Quantity: 1.88 linear feet (4+1/2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, financial accounts, photographs, etc., of seven prominent New England and Pennsylvanian families: Alger, Rodgers, Meigs, Taylor, Jackson, Price, and Hubbell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 54-59, 57-104, 120, 214, 267, 288, 341, 358, 435, 457, 633, 639, 656, 658, 662, 895, 941, 1014, 1207, 1303, 1390, 1404, 1531, 1539
The papers of the Alger Family were deposited with the Schlesinger Library from 1954 to 1968 by Louisa Rodgers Alger and Catharine E. Jackson (Mrs. Philip L. Alger).

Processing Information:

Processed: January 1969
By: DMD

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Alger family is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Alger family Papers, 1809-1969; item description, dates. A-103, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library. See Alger family Additional papers, ca.1850-1980 (1632--80-M189), Alger family Additional papers, 1809-1993 (MC 829), and Alger family Additional papers, 1809-1984 (84-M102).

BIOGRAPHY

The Alger Family papers comprise the papers of seven prominent New England and Pennsylvanian families: Alger, Rodgers, Meigs, Taylor, Jackson, Price, and Hubbell. The papers have their base in the family of Louisa Taylor Alger (1866-1962) and Philip Rounseville Alger (1859-1912).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series:

SCOPE AND CONTENT

In Series I most of the papers come from Abby Langdon Alger, a sister of Louisa Taylor Alger, and Louisa Rodgers Alger, a daughter of Louisa T. Alger. In Series II, the papers of the Rodgers-Meigs-Taylor families have their connection in the family of Louisa Taylor Alger before she was married. These include some letters of Minerva Denison Rodgers, the wife of Commodore John Rodgers (1773-1838). Series III, written from 1809-1812, includes the papers of the Jackson-Price-Hubbell families, related to the Alger family through Mrs. Philip L. Alger (Catharine E. Jackson), a daughter-in-law of Louisa T. Alger and Philip R. Alger. Because the seven families are related by a number of different marriages to each other, the records have generally been organized according to their original families. For this reason, Louisa Taylor Alger's correspondence has been included with Series II, rather than with Series I.
The Alger Family Papers covers the period from 1809 to 1969 and includes correspondence, diaries, biographical sketches, financial accounts, newsclippings and photographs.

CONTAINER LIST

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Africa--Description and travel
Boston (Mass.)--Foreign population
Chinese drama--Massachusetts--Boston
Civil rights--United States
Diaries
Ethiopia--Description and travel
France--Description and travel
Folklore--Italy
Germany--Description and travel
Great Britain--Description and travel
Japanese tea ceremony--Massachusetts--Boston
Physicians
Puppet plays, Italian--Massachusetts--Boston
Quakers
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Travel
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--War of 1812
Women in science--United States
Women physicians
World politics
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
Alger, Abby Langdon
Alger, Louisa
American Folklore Society. Boston Association
American Red Cross
Cam, Helen M. (Helen Maud), 1885-1968
Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
Hubbell family
Hubbell, Helen Jackson
Hubbell, Katharine Price
Jackson family
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Meigs family
Price family
Price, Hannah Jackson
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Randall, J. G. (James Garfield), 1881-1953
Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950
Rogers family
Rodgers, Minerva Denison, 1784-1877
Scoussat, St. George L.
Smith, Louisa Taylor
Staley, Mary Alger Smith
Taylor family
United States. Army
United States. Navy
YMCA of the USA

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