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Wing family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-239
The collection contains journals and two commonplace books, business papers, and a few family letters. It includes a small journal written by a young woman (unknown) on a trip from New York City to Poughkeepsie, 6 month 1835; an album, 1834, which contains a list of the scholars and teachers at Nine Partners Boarding School, and an undated commonplace book containing copies of Quaker sermons and other writings. A Friends Pocket Almanac for the year 1857 contains brief notes concerning family events and Quaker meetings. Correspondence includes two letters from James Wing to his family and a letter, 1844 from M[oses?] Wanzer, Jr., of New Fairfield, Connecticut, to Joseph E. Macomber of Farmington; the two apparently had been classmates at Nine Partners School. Miscellaneous business and legal papers, 1788-1853, concern the Wing, Arnold, and Carpenter families.

Dates

  • 1788-1857

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (6 folders.))

Biographical / Historical

The Wing family was a Dutchess County, New York, family with roots in Massachusetts. James and Hannah Wing were members of Stanford Monthly Meeting, and their daughter Mercy married Lemuel Swift of Nine Partners Monthly Meeting in 1813.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Source of acquisition--George A. Badgley. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1972, 1986.
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