Swanton family. Papers of the Swanton family, 1759-1991 (inclusive), 1826-1926 (bulk):
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Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Alice Jeannette
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Call No.: MC 873
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Swanton family
Title: Papers of the Swanton family, 1759-1991 (inclusive), 1826-1926 (bulk)
Quantity: 4.38 linear feet (10 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 2 folio folders, 1 photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Diaries, commonplace books, and correspondence of the Byram, Gay, Swanton, and Worcester
families of Maine and Massachusetts.
Accession numbers: 85-M68, 85-M128, 85-M267, 86-M59, 87-M167, 91-M52, 98-M26, 98-M157, 2005-M26, 2006-M151
The papers of the Swanton family, which include papers of the Gay, Worcester, and
Byram families, were given to the Schlesinger Library by Dorothy Swanton Brown between June 1985 and August 2006.
Processed: August 2016
By: Jenny Gotwals
Access. Collection is open for research.
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Swanton family Papers, 1759-1991; item description, dates. MC 873, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
The families represented in this collection can be traced matrilineally through six
generations to Margaret Lewis, who married William Gay in May 1759, in Dedham, Massachusetts.
The Gay family eventually settled in Maine, where many of their descendants continued
to live. Margaret and William Gay had six children: Salomen, Seth, Margaret (1764-1858),
Joel, Rufus (1770-1852), and Olive. The Gay family history is marked by many early
deaths and a constant struggle against illness.
Margaret and William Gay's daughter Margaret (1764-1858) married Ebenezer Byram (1754-1833)
of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in 1789. They had eight children born between 1790
and 1805: Harriet (1790-1887), Charles Lewis, William Henry, Ebenezer Gay, James Rufus,
William Henry II, Mary Augusta (1803-1886), and Samuel Haskell. Mary Augusta Byram,
youngest daughter of Margaret Gay and Ebenezer Byram, was a resident of Gardiner,
Maine, for most of her life, and died in Brookline, Massachusetts. Mary Augusta Byram
was a devoted member of the Swedenborgian church, as were most of her relatives.
Margaret and William Gay's son Rufus Gay (1770-1852) married Mary Marble (1771-1839).
They had four children: Laura Matilda (1800-1834), Dorcas Parker (1802-1890), Olive
(1804-1881), and Rufus Marble (1806-1855). Rufus Gay owned a store and post office
in Gardiner, Maine. Mary (Marble) Gay was the daughter of Dorcas Osgood (1752-1829)
and Isaac Marble (1750-ca.1779). After the death of Isaac Marble, Dorcas (Osgood)
Marble married General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829). Mary (Marble) Gay's sister Dorcas
(1773-1863) married Dr. James Parker (1768-1837), who owned a drug store in Gardiner.
In 1822, Henry Dearborn, a former United States Secretary of War, was sent to Portugal
as a special envoy/minister of President James Monroe. He was accompanied by his wife
Dorcas, and their granddaughter Laura Matilda Gay. Laura Gay sometimes served as a
secretary to her grandfather, as well as a companion for her grandmother until their
return to the United States in 1824. In 1826, Laura Gay married Dr. John Brazier Davis
(1798-1832) of Boston. Their son John was born in the summer of 1832; his father died
four months later. Baby John died the following summer 1833, Laura was inconsolable
at the loss of her husband and son within eight months of each other. Her family sent
her to an asylum in Charlestown, Massachusetts, when they feared her mind was affected
by the two losses; she drowned herself in the Charles River in May of 1834.
Dorcas Parker Gay lived in Gardiner, Maine, and served as a family caretaker: she
tended to her parents, and then to her brother Rufus and to her sister Olive's children
and grandchildren. Rufus Marble Gay lived in Boston for a time, working at the Custom
House. He was quite ill for most of his life, walked with crutches for some years,
and eventually returned to Gardiner, Maine, to be cared for by his sisters.
Olive Gay's marriage to Henry Aiken Worcester (1802-1841) linked the Gay family with
the Worcesters of New Hampshire. Henry Aiken Worcester was one of 15 children born
to Sarah Parker (1762-1847) and Jesse Worcester (1761-1834) of Hollis, New Hampshire.
His older brother Joseph Emerson Worcester (1784-1865) was a noted lexicographer (and
competitor of Noah Webster) who lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A Swedenborgian
minister, Henry Aiken Worcester traveled and preached in Massachusetts and Maine before
his early death left his wife to raise their son, Henry Parker (1839-1882), and daughter
Mary Olivia (1841-1923) (born several months after his death) alone. Olive (Gay) Worcester
resided in Gardiner, Maine, with her sister Dorcas, and periodically traveled to visit
Worcester or other relatives in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Mary Olivia Worcester married Walter Scott Swanton (1839-1872) in 1868; they had three
sons: Walter Irving (1869-1943), Henry "Harry" Aiken (1870-1944) and John Reed (1873-1958),
born after his father's death. The Swantons lived in St. Joseph, Missouri, where Walter
Scott Swanton worked for the local newspaper. After her husband's death, Mary Olivia
(Worcester) Swanton returned to Gardiner, Maine, to raise her children with assistance
from her mother Olive (Gay) Worcester and great aunt Dorcas Parker Gay. Mary Olivia
(Worcester) Swanton spent her later years living in Boston with her friend Ednah Silver.
John Reed Swanton graduated from Harvard College in 1896, and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology,
also from Harvard, in 1900. He worked for the Bureau of American Ethnology at the
Smithsonian Institution. He married Alice Barnard in December 1903, and the newlywed
couple immediately set off on a journey to Sitka, Alaska, where John Reed Swanton
studied the language and culture of a number of indigenous tribes. He returned to
Alaska throughout his career, and also participated in studies of Native American
tribes and cultures in Oklahoma and the Southwest. Alice and John Reed Swanton had
three children: Mary Alice (1906-1982), John, Jr. (1909-2000), and Henry Allen (1915-1995).
Walter Scott Swanton was one of six children of Catherine Wood Reed (1804-1898) and
John B. Swanton: Catharine Reed (1829-1864), Henry Worcester (1833-1904), Ann Eliza
Rogiers (1836-1853), Walter Scott (1839-1872), Mary Augusta (1842-1920), and Josephine
(b.1848). Eldest daughter Catharine Reed Swanton attended a school for girls run by
Jacob and John S.C. Abbott in New York City between 1846 and 1848. She married William
Byram Haseltine (1816-1895) in 1855, and had three children: William Byram (1856-1895),
Edith Augusta (1860-1929), and John Hastings (b.1863). The Haseltines lived in Brookline,
The Swanton family papers contain commonplace books, diaries, correspondence, etc.,
of the Gay, Worcester, Swanton, and Byram families. The majority of the material documents
the home, family, and religious lives of several generations of Swedenborgians (members
of the General Church of the New Jerusalem, or the "New Church"), primarily in Gardiner,
Maine, during the course of the 19th century. It also includes phrenological readings
for two young children, documentation of a school for girls in New York City in the
late 1840s, and diaries and letters describing anthropologist and ethnographer John
Reed Swanton's work in the early 20th century with indigenous tribes in southeastern
Alaska and the southwest United States.
Many family members represented in the collection suffered from ill health; there
is much discussion of symptoms, treatments, and possible cures, affording a window
into medical concerns and care in the mid-nineteenth century. A number of women in
the family experienced the death of their husbands while pregnant; several generations
of children were raised fatherless, with assistance from grandmothers and aunts.
Margaret (Lewis) Gay's commonplace book (ca.1759), which includes answers to questions
such as, "What are the Duties of Wives to their Husbands?," is the oldest document
in the collection. The papers of her grandchildren present a view of life in Gardiner,
Maine, and Boston during the first half of the nineteenth century, and also include
letters Laura (Gay) Davis wrote to her father and siblings while in Portugal between
1822 and 1824. Gay family members were involved in the founding of a Swedenborgian
New Church congregation in Maine (they often use the abbreviation "N.C." in diaries
and letters), and much of their correspondence tracks New Church services, sermons,
meetings, Conventions, and idealogical splits among congregations. Gay family correspondence
provides a picture of domestic, medical, and economic concerns; Rufus Marble Gay's
letters to his sister Olive (Gay) Worcester (#10.8-10.10) are especially detailed
with descriptions of products shipped between Boston and Maine, financial dealings,
politics, and struggles with his health.
Olive (Gay) Worcester's diaries span half a century, and reveal her financial and
emotional difficulties in raising two young children as a widow. She provides a detailed
recording of the children's health, moral development, school experiences, as well
as her concerns for her children's religious lives. Other Worcester family correspondence
reveals the intellectual relationship between Swedenborgian minister Henry Aiken Worcester
(also much interested in astronomy) and his older brother, lexicographer Joseph Emerson
Swanton family papers primarily date from the middle of the 19th century into the
early 20th. Earlier material includes a diary and an autograph book of Catharine (Swanton)
Haseltine, who attended Abbott's Institution, a school for girls run by Jacob and
John S.C. Abbott in New York City. The diary includes notes, drawings, and also commentary
by her teacher Jacob Abbott. Catharine and her brother Henry Worcester Swanton sat
for phrenological studies as children, the subsequent reports on their character are
included (#3.11, 4.15). Most of the Swanton family material is correspondence, diaries,
commonplace books of Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton, her son, John Reed Swanton,
and his wife Alice (Barnard) Swanton. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton's numerous letters
to her youngest son, John Reed Swanton, record the Swedenborgian faith and strong
moral precepts that guided her and her children. John Reed Swanton's letters (primarily
to his mother) and Alice Barnard Swanton's journals record some of the professional
and personal satisfactions and hardships of their life on America's frontiers in the
1900s and 1910s while John Reed Swanton was learning indigenous languages and studying
culture of various Native American tribes. At times, when care of their children kept
Alice (Barnard) Swanton from accompanying John Reed Swanton on his field trips, she
wrote daily letters to him about life at home (#6.1-6.4).
Typed transcripts created mainly by descendant and donor Dorothy Swanton Brown exist
for much of the material in the collection. Each transcript includes a genealogy of
the family represented. One transcript (#2.15) exists for a diary which is housed
at the Gardiner Public Library in Gardiner, Maine; another (#4.14) for a diary and
letters housed at the Bath Historical Society in Bath, Maine.
Previously, two groupings of Swanton family papers held by the Schlesinger Library
were described in preliminary inventories with the call numbers 85-M68--85-M128 and
85-M267--87-M167. In 2016, these two groups of material were combined with several
later donations to create MC 873. Copies of the previous inventories with original
folder numbers can be found at the beginning of Box 1 for cross reference purposes.
The papers are arranged alphabetically by individual, or by family surname. Women
are listed with their full first name, middle name (if known), maiden name in parentheses
to trace the family lineage, and then married surname.
- 1.4. Mary Augusta Byram. Letters from teachers George Bixby and Elizabeth B. Stone; accounts
and awards for spelling matches, 1815-1816, n.d.
- 1.5. Mary Augusta Byram. Letters from nephew Edward Byram, 1881-1883
- 1.7. Mary Augusta Byram. Letters from nephew Henry Byram, 1854-1881.
Scope and Contents: 1854 letter from Martinez, California, describes his farm, the wheat crop, and wife?
Maria's flower garden
- 1.10. Mary Augusta Byram. Letters from niece Augusta Haseltine, 1852-1876.
Scope and Contents: Sewing projects, Christmas celebration, magic lantern show, illness, weather, baking,
- 1.11. Mary Augusta Byram. Letters from niece Edith Haseltine, 1874-1876.
Scope and Contents: sewing society, playing backgammon, reading Little Women, recipe for "Rebel's Candy," train wreck near Concord, Massachusetts; includes 1867
letter to Edith Haseltine from Uncle Walter
- 1.14. Mary Augusta Byram. Letters from E. Loring, 1840-1842, 1850
- 1.15. Mary Augusta Byram. Letters from Agnes Paine, 1845-1850, 1879, n.d.
Scope and Contents: Description of fellow teachers and teacher training, piano concerts attended, picnics,
Swedenborg church meetings, making an album bedquilt, engagements and weddings of
friends, lectures on Astronomy, John Banvard's three-mile panoramic painted canvas
of the Mississippi River, 4th of July fireworks, reading Paradise Lost, move from Boston to Medford, sewing projects
- 1.19. Mary Augusta Byram. Letters from others, 1817-1882, n.d.
- 2.1. Byram family genealogical notes, 1877, n.d.
- 2.3. Byram family poems, 1784, 1827, n.d.
- 2.4. Georgianna (Wingate) Clapp (b.1823). Letter to Hunt (?), 1841
- 2.6. Dorcas Parker Gay. Genealogical account of the Dearborn family, copied by Dorcas Parker
- 2.8. Dorcas Parker Gay. Letter from Lucy M. Nourse, 1839
- 2.9. Dorcas Parker Gay. Letter from brother-in-law Henry Aiken Worcester, 1839
- 2.14. Rufus Gay. Letters from daughter Olive (Gay) Worcester and son-in-law Henry Aiken
- 2.15. Rufus Gay. "Journal kept by Rufus Gay and his daughter Dorcas P. Gay, 1815-1890, Gardiner,
Scope and Contents: Typed transcript by Dorothy Swanton Brown, 1991 (original at Gardiner Public Library,
- 3.2. Rufus Marble Gay. Letters from sister Dorcas Parker Gay, 1853
- 3.7. Catharine Reed (Swanton) Haseltine. Abbott's Institution report cards, 1848; lithographs
of Abbott's Institution and Rev. Charles E. Abbott's Classical School for Lads; calling
- 3.9. Catharine Reed (Swanton) Haseltine. Diary, January-March, 1848.
Scope and Contents: Includes note from teacher Jacob Abbott at end of volume; small drawings pasted in,
pressed flowers collected by Jacob Abbott; entries describe shopping trips with friends,
including visits to daguerreotype rooms, church services attended, outings with classmates
- 3.11. Catharine Reed (Swanton) Haseltine. "Phrenological character of Miss C. Swanton. Aged
- 3.13. Edith Haseltine. Pamphlet advertising her homemade jellies, preserves, and relishes,
- 3.14. William Byram Haseltine. Letters from Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton and Walter Scott
Scope and Contents: Maine Republican politics, health of "little Johnnie," death of Henry Worcester from
malaria in North Carolina, and would William take care of the transfer of the remains
when they reached Boston, Henry's funeral in Maine
- 3.16. William Haseltine. Poem from uncle Walter Scott Swanton, n.d.
- 3.17. Dorcas (Marble) Parker. Letter from Sarah Dearborn, 1819
- 3.18. Dorcas (Marble) Parker. Letter from grandniece Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton, 1859
- 3.19. Dorcas (Marble) Parker. Letters from sister Julia Wingate, 1822, 1839
- 3.21. Alice (Barnard) Swanton. Diary, April-May 1903.
Scope and Contents: Engagement, dances, Harvard vs. Georgetown baseball game, sewing of strawberry doilies
- 4.1. Alice (Barnard) Swanton. Diary, December 1903 - June 1904.
Scope and Contents: Wedding plans and wedding; honeymoon trip to Sitka, Alaska; social life, food, and
sewing projects while in Alaska
- 4.3. Alice (Barnard) Swanton. Letters to friend Ella Lange, 1886-1888
- 4.4. Alice (Barnard) Swanton. Letters from Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton, 1903, n.d.
- 4.5. Alice (Barnard) Swanton. Letter from John Reed Swanton, 1924
- 4.6. Alice (Barnard) Swanton and John Reed Swanton. Letter from Judge Barnard, December
- 4.8. Catherine (Wood) Swanton. Letters from son Walter Scott Swanton, 1870-1872
- 4.9. Catherine (Wood) Swanton. Letters received, 1847, 1858: 1847.
Scope and Contents: Letter from sister Anne Eliza Reed in St. Thomas describes month-long ocean journey
to the island, drought, weather; 1858 letter from daughter Katy in Brookline discusses
canning fruit, domestic servants, dressmaking, quilts, price of scarves
- 4.11. Henry Aiken Swanton. Letter from brother John Reed Swanton, 1900
- 4.14. "Henry Worcester Swanton diary, 1856, and letters, 1864-1904.
Scope and Contents: To, from, and about his son, Frederick Worcester Swanton": typed transcript by Dorothy
Swanton Brown, 2005: original documents at Bath Historical Society, Bath, Maine
- 4.15. Henry Worcester Swanton. Phrenological study: "Character of Master H. Swanton," 1839
- 4.16. John B. Swanton. Letters from son Walter Scott Swanton, 1869-1871
- 6.5. John Reed Swanton. Letter from grandmother Catherine (Wood) Swanton, 1890
- 6.6. John Reed Swanton. Letters from mother Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton, 1890, 1912
- 6.8. John Reed Swanton. Writings, "Diary of a trip I took by schooner," 1893; "Rosebank
in the afternoon," Harvard College English 12 theme, 1895
- 6.9. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Commonplace book: "Extract book," 1858-1888
- 6.10. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Loose items removed from "Extract book" (#6.9), 1844-1887,
Scope and Contents: Printed circular from the Tyler Democratic Central Committee, letters, clippings,
- 6.11. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Commonplace book, 1864-1888.
Scope and Contents: Book originally used by her father Rev. Henry A. Worcester, and includes several entries
in his hand, lists of family baptisms and marriages, 1833-1836
- 6.13. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Letters from daughter-in-law Alice (Barnard) Swanton,
- 7.2. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Letter from mother-in-law Catherine (Wood) Swanton,
- 7.3. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Letter from brother-in-law Henry Worcester Swanton,
- 7.4. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Letters from son John Reed Swanton, 1895-1897.
Scope and Contents: Boat trip to New York and days spent touring New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington,
DC; digging for Native American burial sites in Trenton, New Jersey, and Madisonville,
Ohio; invitation to 1896 Harvard College Class Day; reading Swedenborg's writings
- 7.5. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Letters from son John Reed Swanton, 1898.
Scope and Contents: Railroad trip to Colorado, trip over land to New Mexico, Navajo people, details of
the digging expedition, Navajo dance
- 7.7. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Letters from son John Reed Swanton, 1900.
Scope and Contents: Trip to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, including descriptions of Chinese people
there; meetings with Dr. Franz Boas; steamboat trip to Queen Charlotte Island and
descriptions of indigenous inhabitants; taking transcriptions of stories from oldest
- 7.12. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Letters from others including relatives, 1842-1866
- 7.13. Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton. Re: ancestor Captain Noah Worcester (1735-1817),
and other Worcester genealogy, 1914-1917
- 7.16. Walter Scott Swanton. Diary, 1867: very sparsely used
- 7.17. Walter Scott Swanton. Letters with friends, jokes, account with New Church Society,
- 7.18. Walter Scott Swanton. Obituaries, estate accounts, 1872
- 7.20. Swanton family. Photocopies of photographs of Swanton family members, n.d.
- 8.1. Frederick Worcester. Letter from niece Mary Olivia Worcester Swanton, 1867
- 8.2. Frederick Worcester. Letters from brothers Henry Aiken Worcester, Taylor Worcester,
Joseph Emerson Worcester, 1839-1867
- 8.3. Frederick Worcester. Letters from nephew Henry Parker Worcester, 1867-1870; includes
re: trip to midwest
- 8.4. Henry Aiken Worcester. Letter from wife Olive (Gay) Worcester, 1839
- 8.5. Henry Aiken Worcester. Letters from others, 1839-1841
- 8.6. Henry Parker Worcester. Letters from sister Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton, 1850-1851,
- 8.7. Henry Parker Worcester. Letter from uncle Joseph Emerson Worcester, 1864: re: Civil
- 8.8. Henry Parker Worcester. Letter from mother Olive (Gay) Worcester, 1872.
See also #7.11 for other letters written jointly to Henry Parker Worcester and sister
Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton.
- 8.9. Henry Parker Worcester. Letters from relatives re: death of brother-in-law Walter
Scott Swanton, 1872
- 8.10. Henry Parker Worcester. Letters to others, 1861, 1868
- 8.11. Joseph Emerson Worcester. Letters from Henry Aiken Worcester, 1821-1837.
Scope and Contents: Theological musings and questions, including Unitarianism vs. Swedenborgianism; praise
for Joseph Worcester's dictionary; learning Hebrew; describes his 1831 lectures on
astronomy; reactions of Yale students to 1831 "victory over Turks"; 1832 lecture course
on astronomy given in Newark, New Jersey; 1832 description of Protestant revival meetings
in New Jersey; Cherokees traveling to raise public interest in their land rights;
death of their father
- FD.2. Joseph Emerson Worcester. Outline of Henry A. Worcester's lecture course on astronomy,
1832: sent with letter in #8.11.
- 8.13. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Commonplace book, 1826-1852
- 9.1. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Diary, 1838-1841.
Scope and Contents: Wedding and setting up new household, declining health and death of niece Sarah Snow,
household chores, church meetings and Conventions, birth, infancy, and childhood development
of son Henry Parker Worcester, illness and of husband Henry Aiken Worcester
- 9.3. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Diary, October 1845 - January 1850.
Scope and Contents: Children's development, health, eating habits, schooling, religious thoughts; New
Church meetings; ill health of father Rufus Gay; visit of United States President
James Polk to Gardiner; children have chicken pox
- 9.8. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Diary, January 1871 - March 1873.
Scope and Contents: Health of family members; New Church meetings; engagement and wedding of son Henry;
birth of grandson Henry Aiken Swanton; stillbirth of Henry's son; illness, sudden
death, and funeral of Walter Scott Swanton; birth of grandson John Reed Swanton
- 10.5. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from sister Laura (Gay) Davis, including from Portugal,
Scope and Contents: Portuguese food, standards for young single women in public, dances and parties attended,
Portuguese countryside and aquaducts, visit to nuns, Catholic rituals, impossibility
of treaty-making, Portuguese royal family, cabinet of curiosities at Bellem, Laura's
1826 wedding, domestic servants, theater performances attended, health of grandfather
Dearborn, raising money for Bunker Hill monument
- 10.8. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from brother Rufus Marble Gay, 1828-1839.
Scope and Contents: Death of aunt Byram, fears of yellow fever infection, Noah Webster's Senate speeches,
friendship between men and women, butter stamps, beekeeping, sending tulip and narcissus
bulbs to Maine, John Davis is delegate to the Republican National Convention, purchase
of furniture and clothing for Olive, birth of sister Laura's son, death of Laura's
husband John Davis, book recommendations, Laura's mental and physical health and life
as a widow, meeting United States President Andrew Jackson and Vice President Martin
Van Buren during their 1833 visit to Boston, his own health
- 10.9. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from brother Rufus Marble Gay, 1841-1846.
Scope and Contents: Animal magnetism treatment and skepticism as to its powers; struggling with faith
in the New Church; death of friend Mr. Oxnard to Bright's Disease, and description
of autopsy; treating his headaches with blisters and plasters, laudanum, mustard poultices;
1844 presidential election; his 1844 trip through western New York, Ohio, Washington,
DC, and New York City; fruits sent from Boston to Maine; possibility of printing Swedenborg's
- 10.11. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from Oliver Gerrish re: Henry Aiken Worcester estate,
- 10.12. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from daughter Mary Olivia (Worcester) Swanton, 1872-1876
- 10.13. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from son-in-law Walter Scott Swanton, 1869
- 10.15. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from husband Henry Aiken Worcester, 1839-1840
- 11.1. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from Taylor Gilman Worcester, 1852-1860
- 11.2. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters from other Worcester family, 1848-1862.
Scope and Contents: E. Worcester, Sarah Worcester French, Lydia Worcester Taylor, Deborah Worcester Loomis,
Joseph Newton Worcester
- 11.5. Olive (Gay) Worcester. Letters re: death of son-in-law Walter Scott Swanton, 1872
Alaska--Social life and customs--20th century
Brothers and sisters
Diplomatic and consular service
Families--Health and hygiene--History--19th century
Frontier and pioneer life
Indians of North America
Maine--Social life and customs--19th century
Mothers and sons
Oklahoma--Social life and customs--20th century
Portugal--Description and travel
Voyages and travels
Women--Education--New York (State)--New York
General Church of the New Jerusalem
Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1896
Harvard University--Alumni and alumnae
Institution of Messrs. Abbott for the Education of Young Ladies (New York, N.Y.)
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Worcester, Henry A.
Worcester, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1784-1865