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Series 2: Field-Stabler Family, 1817-1912, 1988


Scope and Contents

The series contains correspondence received by Louisa M. and Edward H. Stabler, a small amount of Field family correspondence, correspondence received by Deborah (Pleasants) Stabler from Lydia Jefferis, and daybooks kept by Sarah Field (1857-1879), Hannah Field (1880-1903), and Louisa M. (Field) Stabler (1851-1912, lacking 1900-1906)). The letters of their daughter, Louise M. Stabler, which from as a journal of her trip to Europe (May-October 1892), are stored with the other diaries of Louise M. (Stabler) Parker in Series 4. This series also contains school and copybooks from various Field family members, Ann Haviland's journal, and other materials concerning the Field, Cromwell, Stabler, and Haviland families.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Louisa Merritt Field (1826-1914) married Edward Hartshorne Stabler (1813-1877) in 1859. They had three children: Mary Cope (1862-69), Edward Lincoln Stabler (1865-1959) who married Elizabeth Tubby, and Louise M. Stabler (1868-1954) who married George Howard Parker.

Louisa was descended from the Fields of Purchase Monthly Meeting. The family owned extensive property in Greenwich, Connecticut. Richard Field built the house on Willow Street, Brooklyn, in 1838, and the house remained in the family until 1922 when Edward H. and Louisa's son, Edward L. Stabler, and his family moved to Greenwich.

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