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Francis Family Papers

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Acquisition: The Abby (Brown) Francis diary was a gift from John Carter Brown Washburn in 1987. The Ann B. (Carter) Francis diary was donated by Brock Bierman in 1990. The provenance of the two John Francis diaries is unknown; the earlier one seems to have been cataloged circa 1965, and the later one circa 1985. The remainder of these papers arrived in 1970 from Norman Herreshoff (#1970.112 and #1970.122) and Elizabeth Holton (#1970.125).
Processing information:This collection was brought together in 2000 from many different sources. Many of these papers were for many years interfiled with the larger collection of Francis papers that were on deposit from Henry A.L. Brown (now MSS 1031). Others came from the Herreshoff-Lewis Family Papers (MSS 487), the Washburn Family Papers (MSS 783), the John Brown Papers (MSS 312), and the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. The former John Brown Francis Papers (MSS 427) were split up between this collection and the Henry A.L. Brown Deposit. A large number of John Francis and John Brown Francis papers can now be found in sub-groups 3 and 4 of the Henry A.L. Brown Deposit (MSS 1031).
Author:Finding aid prepared by Rick Stattler.
Encoding:Finding aid encoded by Mark Chepkwony 2009 July 02
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)