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John Austin Stevens, Jr. family papers

Inventory


Series 1. Correspondence
Series is arranged by author, then chronologically with undated correspondence at the end of the folder.

Box 1, Folder 1 Stevens, John Austin, Sr.
Contents Note: Correspondence written and received by John Austin Stevens Sr. The correspondence is reflective of his business work, including information about the Merchants’ Exchange Company, the Bank of Commerce and the Bank of the United States. Correspondents include fellow bankers, businessmen and statesmen, such as Albert Gallatin, Nicholas Biddle, George Curtis and Henry Clay.

1825-1863
Box 1, Folder 2 Stevens, John Austin, Jr.
Contents Note: Correspondence written and received by John Austin Stevens, Jr. This correspondence series primarily consists of letters regarding his business interests as well as his historical and genealogical research and his involvement with the New York Historical Society, the New York and Rhode Island chapters of the Sons of the Revolution and the Society of the Cincinnati. Also included are letters from his time spent abroad in France. The collection is dominantly in English with some French. Correspondents include Robert H. Kelby, Benjamin Harrison, Asa Bird Gardiner, Henry Turner and unidentified correspondents.

1863-1898
Box 1, Folder 3 Stevens, John Austin, Jr.
Contents Note: Correspondence written and received by John Austin Stevens, Jr.. The bulk of this series concerns his historical and genealogical research and was written and received while he was in residence in Newport. Correspondents include Robert H. Kelby, William Leslie Stevens and Edith B. D. Mason. Folder also contains two photographs of an unidentified man.

1900-1907, undated
Box 1, Folder 4 Stevens, Mary Morris
Contents Note: Correspondence written and received by Mary Morris Stevens while she was in residence in Newport. The majority of the items in this series are related to her father’s historical work or her own poetry. Correspondents include Emil E. Jemail of the Newport Daily News.

1911-1941
Box 1, Folder 5 Miscellaneous Stevens family
Contents Note: Correspondence written and received by various individuals. Individuals include Abby Geld Stevens, Charles C. Torrey and Theodore Roosevelt.

1854-1924, undated

Series 2. Writings
Arranged alphabetically by title of work when possible, with untitled material at the end of the folder. The works are largely undated.

Box 1, Folder 6 Stevens, Abby Weld: Album
Contents Note: Bound book belonging to Abby Weld Stevens, which was a gift from her sister, Mary Stevens.

approximately 1870
Box 2, Folder 1 Stevens, John Austin, Jr.: B-E
Contents Note: This folder includes works written by John Austin Stevens, Jr. published and unpublished, including "The Battle of Rhode Island," "Coaches in Colonial New York," "Colonel Beverly: A Drama if the Revolution in Five Acts," "Colonial Letters," "The Commerce of Rhode Island," and "Evolutions of American Finance."

1890-1923, undated
Box 2, Folder 2 Stevens, John Austin, Jr.: F-L
Contents Note: This folder includes works written by John Austin Stevens, Jr. published and unpublished, including "The Finances of the United States in a Century, 1800-1900," "Le Francais en Rhode-Island," "Heine’s Intermezzo," and "The Legend of Petersfield."

1901, undated
Box 2, Folder 3 Stevens, John Austin, Jr.: The Mayor's Quest
Contents Note: This folder contains one work by Stevens Jr., "The Mayor's Quest."

undated
Box 2, Folder 4 Stevens, John Austin, Jr.: The Margins, or Men of the Period
Contents Note: This folder contains one work by Stevens Jr., a play entitled, "The Margins, or Men of the Period."

undated
Box 3, Folder 1 Stevens, John Austin, Jr.: Mo-T
Contents Note: This folder includes works written by John Austin Stevens, Jr. published and unpublished, including, "Money and Investment," "The Presidential Election of 1868," Une Respose Heureau," and "The Two Dominoes.”

1875-1907
Box 3, Folder 2 Stevens, Margaret: Composition book
Contents Note: A bound composition book of Ms. Stevens' writings. Includes remarks from her instructors.

1844 October 1-1846 February 19
Box 3, Folder 3 Stevens, Mary Morris
Contents Note: Majority are works of poetry, both unpublished and published which often contain political themes.

1932-1940, undated
Box 3, Folder 4 Stevens family or unknown author: A-L
Contents Note: Published and unpublished manuscripts from various individuals both connected and unconnected to the Stevens family or works here no author could be accurately determined. These include works, “Apothesis of the Dutchman,” “The Ballad of Sir Olaf,” "An Hour with Alphonse Daudet,” “Juanito’s Five Franc Piece,” and “The Lassies."

undated
Box 3, Folder 5 Stevens family or unknown author: A-Y, untitled
Contents Note: Published and unpublished manuscripts from various individuals both connected and unconnected to the Stevens family or works here no author could be accurately determined. These include works, “Naval War College," “The Physician’s Obligation,” and “Rules and Maxims for Young Musicians."

1878-1895, undated

Series 3. Research
Includes genealogical and academic research. Arranged by subject and then chronologically.

Box 3, Folder 6 Map of Valley Forge
Contents Note: This folder contains a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The map is unsigned and undated but has tentatively been dated to 1777-1778. The creator of the map is unknown but speculated to be Louis Lebègue Duportail.

probably 1777
Box 3, Folder 7 Research notes
Contents Note: This folder contains the research notes of John Austin Stevens, Jr. written largely in connection to his work in the field of American history. It includes sections copied from books used in the course of his research as well as original research. Some of the topics covered include coaches in colonial America and the Duke of Lauzun and Marie Antoinette.

1893-1894, undated
Box 4, Folder 1 Genealogy research
Contents Note: This folder contains biographical and genealogical information on John Austin Stevens, Jr. and the extended Stevens family. It includes a genealogy of the Stevens family (male line).

1818-1910, undated

Series 4. Professional papers
Arranged chronologically by date with undated materials at the end of the folder.

Box 4, Folder 2 Academic record
Contents Note: This folder contains the Harvard College diploma of John Austin Stevens, Jr.

1846
Box 4, Folder 3 Stevens, John Austin, Jr. business records
Contents Note: This folder contains letters, pamphlets and other ephemera relating to fraternal organizations such as the Sons of the Revolution and the Society of the Cincinnati. Also included in this series is a separate box of ribbons made for functions held in connection with these fraternal organizations.

1889-1926, undated
Box 4, Folder 4 Ribbon and badges
Contents Note: This folder contains a small box of identifying badges and other insignia from many organizations including the New York Chamber of Commerce and the New York Historical Society, as well as events such as the Celebration of Evacuation of New York by the British.

undated

Series 5. Textile instructions

Box 4, Folder 5 Patterns
Contents Note: Written and typed instructions/diagrams for textile work, dominantly crochet.

undated