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Plimpton Family papers, 1607-1995, bulk 1892-1980

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Series I: Correspondence, 1848-1994, undated

This series consists of correspondence written to and by the creators for whom the subseries are named. The subseries are arranged in genealogical order; within each subseries, the correspondence is arranged alphabetically.


Subseries I.1: Pearsons, Frances Taylor and Family, 1848-1900

The letters here were written and/or received by the members of the Pearsons family: W.B.C. (William) Pearsons, his wife, Sarah Taylor Pearsons, and their daughter, Frances, the first wife of George Arthur Plimpton.

Included is a love letter written by William to Sarah during their courtship, as well as several letters he sent to her while serving with the Union Army during the Civil War. Also present are letters written by both Pearsons to Frances and her husband, George Arthur Plimpton.

Among Frances's correspondence are letters written to her cousin, and fellow Wellesley College student, Louise Pearsons, during and after her years at Wellesley. Also contained here is correspondence between Louise and other family members, including her parents, around the time of her marriage, in 1892, to George Arthur Plimpton.


Pearsons, Sarah Taylor and Pearsons, W.B.C.



Box 1 Folder 1 Pearsons, D.K. to Pearsons, Sarah, undated


Box 1 Folder 2 Pearsons, Sarah to Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons and Plimpton, George Arthur,, 1892


Box 1 Folder 3 Pearsons, Sarah to Leonard, Katherine, 1905


Box 1 Folder 4 Pearsons, Sarah to Plimpton, Francis T.P., 1905


Box 1 Folder 5 Pearsons, W.B.C. to Putnam, Olive, 1848


Box 1 Folder 6 Pearsons, W.B.C. to Taylor [Pearsons], Sarah, 1855


Box 1 Folder 7 to 9 Pearsons, W.B.C. to Pearsons, Sarah, 1864, (3 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 10 Pearsons, W.B.C. to Plimpton, George Arthur and Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons,, 1897


Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons


Box 1 Folder 11 Macnaughton, Elizabeth and James, 1892


Box 1 Folder 12 Macnaughton, Elizabeth, 1893


Box 1 Folder 13 to 19 Pearsons, Louise, circa, 1880s-1900, (7 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 20 Pearsons, Sarah, 1892 October-1893 February



Box 2 Folder 1 to 2 Pearsons, W.B.C. and Pearsons, Sarah, 1892-1896, (2 Folders)


Subseries I.2: Plimpton, George Arthur,1892-1941

This subseries contains personal, professional and vocational correspondence of George Arthur Plimpton.

The bulk of the personal correspondence is with Francis T. P. Plimpton, George's son. The professional correspondence comprises letters to and from partners, employees, and aspiring employees of the educational publishing firm, Ginn and Company. Plimpton's interests in collecting portraits and rare books, as well as his engagement in educational institutions, scholarly organizations, foreign relations and philanthropy are represented in this correspondence.


Family and Personal


Box 2 Folder 3 to 4 General, 1892-1941, undated, 1892-1941, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 5 Adams Family 1904-1919 (Bessie M., Carrie Plimpton and Mrs. E.A.), 1904-1919


Box 2 Folder 6 Harper Family, 1915-1927, undated, 1915-1927, undated

(Annie Adams, Edwin A. and Robert A.)


Box 2 Folder 7 Pearsons, W.B.C. and Sarah, 1892


Box 2 Folder 8 Plimpton, Anne, Francis, Calvin and Emily, 1932


Box 2 Folder 9 Plimpton, Elizabeth, 1904-1915


Box 2 Folder 10 Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons, Marriage and Death of, and Plimpton, Francis T. P., Birth and Infancy of,, 1892-1902


Box 2 Folder 11 to 15 Plimpton, Francis T. P., circa 1904-1908, undated, 1904-1908, undated, (5 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 16 to 17 Plimpton, Francis T. P.--Alaska Trip,1910, (2 Folders)



Box 3 Folder 1 Plimpton, Francis T. P.--Alaska Trip--Presentation Copy, 1910


Box 3 Folder 2 to 12 Plimpton, Francis T. P., 1915-1935, (11 Folders)



Box 4 Folder 1 Plimpton, Francis T. P. and Plimpton, Pauline Ames, 1930-1931


Box 4 Folder 2 to 5 Plimpton, John C. and John C., Jr., 1911-1937, (4 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 6 Plimpton, John C. and Plimpton, Carrie--"War letters,", 1914-1921


Box 4 Folder 7 "War letters,", 1915-1918


Professional


Box 4 Folder 8 A, 1911-1913


Box 4 Folder 9 Ayer, Flora H., 1912-1913


Box 4 Folder 10 B, 1912-1913


Box 4 Folder 11 C, 1905-1916


Box 4 Folder 12 D, 1911-1923


Box 4 Folder 13 DeWitt, E.A., 1915-1916


Box 4 Folder 14 E, 1912-1913


Box 4 Folder 15 F, 1912-1915


Box 4 Folder 16 G, 1912-1913


Box 4 Folder 17 to 19 Gosling, Arthur, 1924-1925, (3 Folders)



Box 5 Folder 1 H, 1912-1916


Box 5 Folder 2 Hall, Dana and O. J. Laylander, 1915-1916

(Chicago office)


Box 5 Folder 3 Hill, Charlotte F., 1912-1913


Box 5 Folder 4 to 5 Hilton, H.H., 1915-1916, (2 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 6 Hodgdon, F.C., 1915-1916


Box 5 Folder 7 Hughan, Evelyn West, 1920-1925


Box 5 Folder 8 I-J, 1912-1913


Box 5 Folder 9 K, 1912-1913


Box 5 Folder 10 to 11 Krekel, C. Harry and Edith, 1912-1913, (2 Folders)


Box 5 Folder 12 L, 1913-1916


Box 5 Folder 13 Lawler, Thomas B., 1913-1916


Box 5 Folder 14 M, 1912-1913


Box 5 Folder 15 N, 1912-1920


Box 5 Folder 16 O, 1912-1913


Box 5 Folder 17 P, 1912-1913



Box 6 Folder 1 to 4 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1915-1916, (4 Folders)


Box 6 Folder 5 Partners, 1915


Box 6 Folder 6 R, 1912-1913


Box 6 Folder 7 Robeson, L.B., 1915


Box 6 Folder 8 S, 1912-1915


Box 6 Folder 9 Smith, David Eugene, 1912-1913


Box 6 Folder 10 Smith, S.C., 1915-1916


Box 6 Folder 11 T, 1912-1913


Box 6 Folder 12 Thomas, Richard S., 1915-1916


Box 6 Folder 13 to 15 Thurber, Charles H., 1912-1916 (3 of 4 Folders), 1912-1916



Box 7 Folder 1 Thurber, Charles H., 1912-1916 (1of 4 Folders), 1912-1916


Box 7 Folder 2 U-W, 1912-1921


Ginn and Company


Box 7 Folder 3 to 9 1916-1929, (7 Folders)



Box 32 Folder 3 to 7 Financial Reports, 1914-1930, (5 Folders)



Box 7 Folder 10 Gift Account Finances, 1925-1926


Vocational


Book and Portrait Collection


Box 7 Folder 11 General, 1926-1929


Box 7 Folder 12 Book Collection, Cataloguing and Placement of, 1930-1936


Box 7 Folder 13 Education of Shakespeare, 1933


Box 7 Folder 14 to 15 Exhibits, 1903-1933, (2 Folders)


Box 7 Folder 16 to 17 Hospitality, 1902-1933, (2 Folders)



Box 8 Folder 1 to 3 Lectures, 1902-1934, (3 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 4 Martini, Giovanni, 1902-1907

(Joseph)


Box 8 Folder 5 to 6 Portrait Collection, 1905-1936, (2 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 7 Rara Arithmetica, 1921


Educational Institutions and Scholarly Organizations


Box 8 Folder 8 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1914


Box 8 Folder 9 American Academy of Political Science, 1926


Box 8 Folder 10 American Philological Association, 1922


Box 8 Folder 11 American Political Science Association (Dictionary of American Biography),, 1919


Box 8 Folder 12 Amherst College, 1925


Box 8 Folder 13 Amherst College-- Delta Kappa Epsilon House Library, 1936


Box 8 Folder 14 Barnard College, 1916-1927


Box 8 Folder 15 Bibliographical Society of America, 1906-1921


Box 8 Folder 16 College Board of the Presbyterian Church in the USA, 1908-1913


Box 8 Folder 17 Doshisha University, 1904-1926


Box 8 Folder 18 to 19 Educational Institutions, General, 1912-1928, (2 Folders)


Box 8 Folder 20 Evangelical Seminary of Mexico--Howland, John, 1925-1926



Box 9 Folder 1 Friends of the Library of Columbia University, 1933


Box 9 Folder 2 Mediaeval [sic] Academy of America, 1924-1932


Box 9 Folder 3 to 5 Phillips Exeter Academy, 1903-1928, (3 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 6 Union Theological Seminary, 1915-1916


Foreign Relations


Box 9 Folder 7 to 9 American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, 1913-1934, (3 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 10 to 11 China, 1917-1928, (2 Folders)


Box 9 Folder 12 China--S.Y. Livingston Hu, 1921-1926


Box 9 Folder 13 Japan, 1918-1921


Box 9 Folder 14 Korea--YMCA, 1921-1926


Box 9 Folder 15 Liberia, 1903-1925


Box 9 Folder 16 Near East Relief, 1914-1933 (1 of 7 Folders), 1914-1933



Box 10 Folder 1 to 6 Near East Relief, 1914-1933 (6 of 7 Folders), 1914-1933


Box 10 Folder 7 Philippines--YMCA, 1926


Box 10 Folder 8 Turkey, 1928


Box 10 Folder 9 Wilson, Woodrow, 1913


"Peace"


Box 10 Folder 10 to 12 Church Peace Union, 1918-1922, (3 Folders)


Box 10 Folder 13 Citizens Committee of One Thousand, 1918


Box 10 Folder 14 League to Enforce Peace, 1916-1921


Box 10 Folder 15 World Peace Foundation, 1922-1929


Box 10 Folder 16 Other Peace Organizations, 1921-1929


Subseries I.3: Plimpton, Francis T.P. and Pauline Ames Plimpton, 1906-1994, undated, 1906-1994, undated

The bulk of this subseries includes the correspondence between Francis T.P. Plimpton and Pauline Ames Plimpton. When separated, due to professional or family obligations or the occasional solo trip, they corresponded frequently. Other correspondents include their children, parents and the extended Ames, Pearsons and Plimpton families.

Also included here is the correspondence they received regarding "Letters in Training" a privately published compilation of the letters George Plimpton wrote to his parents while he was stationed in Italy (1945-1946). Francis and Pauline distributed "Letters in Training" to their friends and family at Christmas 1946.

Francis's correspondence, somewhat more extensive here than Pauline's, includes correspondence with family, friends and teachers dating from his youth. Pauline's correspondence contains letters regarding her writings about Villa Balbianello, a property on Lake Como, Italy, purchased by her uncle, Butler Ames.


Francis and Pauline



Box 11 Folder 1 to 12 To and From Francis and Pauline, 1932-1971, (12 Folders)


Box 11 Folder 13 Ames Family--General, 1916-1950


Box 11 Folder 14 Ames, Blanche, 1932-1937, 1967, 1932-1937, 1967



Box 12 Folder 1 Davis, Evvie, 1933-1992

(Mrs. John Paschall Davis)


Box 12 Folder 2 Metropolitan Museum of Art


Box 12 Folder 3 Pearsons Family, 1939-1956, undated, 1939-1956, undated


Box 12 Folder 4 Plimpton, Calvin H., 1937-1978


Box 12 Folder 5 Plimpton, Fanny Hastings, 1930-1944


Box 12 Folder 6 Plimpton, Francis Taylor Pearsons, Jr., 1976-1981


Box 12 Folder 7 Plimpton, George Ames, 1942-1970


Box 12 Folder 8 Plimpton, George Ames--Letters in Training--Regarding, 1946-1947


Box 12 Folder 9 to 10 Plimpton, George Arthur, 1909-1935, (2 Folders)


Box 12 Folder 11 Plimpton, Oakes Ames, 1950-1981


Box 12 Folder 12 Plimpton, Sarah, 1958-1979


Box 12 Folder 13 Stevenson, Adlai, 1958-1960


Francis


Box 12 Folder 14 1906-1916 (1 of 2 Folders), 1906-1916



Box 13 Folder 1 1906-1916 (2 of 2 Folders), 1906-1916


Box 13 Folder 2 1921-1948


Box 13 Folder 3 1958-1978


Box 13 Folder 4 Family--General, 1939-1981


Box 13 Folder 5 "Fan Mail,", 1961-1979


Box 13 Folder 6 Reminiscences of, 1945


Box 13 Folder 7 to 9 United Nations Appointment, 1961, (3 Folders)


Pauline



Box 14 Folder 1 1949-1994


Box 14 Folder 2 to 3 Memorial Service for Francis, 1983, (2 Folders)


Box 14 Folder 4 to 5 Villa Balbianello, 1990-1992, (2 Folders)


Portrait Collection-- George Arthur Plimpton's


Box 14 Folder 6 to 7 Correspondence, 1940-1979, (2 Folders)


Box 14 Folder 8 Information Pages, undated


Box 14 Folder 9 Lists, 1926-1956, undated, 1926-1956, undated


Box 14 Folder 10 Purchases, 1929-1932, undated, 1929-1932, undated



Box 52 Folder 1 Photographs--Collection, undated


Box 52 Folder 2 Photographs--From dealers, undated

Series II: Writings, 1913-1992, undated

This small series includes the writings of two generations: An address delivered by Frances Taylor Pearsons Plimpton to the Wellesley Club; addresses by George Plimpton; pieces written by Francis T. P. Plimpton dating from a journal he kept in 1913 while on a trip to Europe to drafts dating to 1972; and notes and drafts of several of Pauline Ames Plimpton's works. The material is arranged alphabetically by creator.


Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons



Box 14 Folder 11 Address-- Delivered to Wellesley Club, circa, 1890s


Plimpton, George Arthur


Box 14 Folder 12 Addresses, 1913-1915, 1932, undated, 1913-1915, 1932, undated



Box 15 Folder 1 Memoir--Draft, undated


Box 15 Folder 2 Printed, 1926-1928


Plimpton, Francis Taylor Pearsons


Box 15 Folder 3 General, 1926-1972


Box 15 Folder 4 "Amherst Writing,", 1920-1922


Box 15 Folder 5 China, 1976



Box 53 Far East Diary, 1920. Typescript. 363 pages (rectos only). Original buckram, spine gilt., 1920, (1 bound volume)

An unpublished account of a voyage to China in 1920.



Box 15 Folder 6 China--Journal, 1918-1922

(pages 1-49 missing)


Box 15 Folder 7 to 9 Europe--Journal, 1913, (3 Folders)


Box 15 Folder 10 "Law as a Career,", 1933


Box 15 Folder 11 "In Personam," 1924, undated, 1924, undated



Box 16 Folder 1 "In Praise of Polygamy," 1957, undated, 1957, undated


Box 16 Folder 2 Verse, 1928-1955, undated, 1928-1955, undated


Plimpton, Pauline Ames


Box 16 Folder 3 China, 1976


Box 16 Folder 4 to 9 "A Collector's Recollections"--Notes and drafts, 1992, undated, 1992, undated, (6 Folders)


Box 16 Folder 10 "The Human Wisdom of Johnson,", 1922


Box 16 Folder 11 Notes--General, undated


Box 16 Folder 12 "Orchids at Christmas,", 1975


Box 16 Folder 13 The Plimpton Papers, 1984-1985


Box 16 Folder 14 A Window on our World--More Plimpton Papers, 1987, undated, 1987, undated

Series III: Financial and Real Estate

This series contains correspondence regarding donations and loans made by George Arthur Plimpton, as well as financial and insurance transactions with which he was involved (including the estates of Ginn and Company partner, Osmyn P. Conant, and his wife Louise Royce Conant). Documents related to various properties owned by the Plimpton family can also be found here. The material is arranged alphabetically.



Box 17 Folder 1 to 7 Donations and Loans, 1901-1934, (7 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 8 Donations and Loans--"Bad debts,", 1912-1922


Conant, Osmyn P. and Louise R.--Estate


Box 17 Folder 9 Death of, 1910-1911


Correspondence--Family


Box 17 Folder 10 to 11 Barton, Annie J. and Anson, 1910-14, (2 Folders)


Box 17 Folder 12 to 13 Conant, Richard Royce--Guardianship of, 1910-1916, (2 Folders)



Box 18 Folder 1 Eldred, Katherine, 1910-1916


Correspondence--Legal and Financial


Box 18 Folder 2 to 3 Melville, Henry, 1910-1915, (2 Folders)


Box 18 Folder 4 to 6 New York Trust Company, 1911-1916, (3 Folders)


Box 18 Folder 7 Parkhurst, Lewis, 1911


Box 18 Folder 8 Insurance, 1910-1912


Box 18 Folder 9 Wills, 1910


Box 18 Folder 10 to 11 Management of Estate, 1910-1915, (2 Folders)


Personal Finances


Box 18 Folder 12 General, 1921-1935


Box 18 Folder 13 Ames Hall Trust, 1948-1949



Box 19 Folder 1 to 2 Bank of Manhattan, 1928-1933, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 3 College budget--Francis Plimpton, 1920-1921


Box 19 Folder 4 to 5 Eckert, John A. and Co. Insurance, 1930-1936, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 6 Highland Park Associates, 1913-1922


Box 19 Folder 7 Investments, 1919-1934


Box 19 Folder 8 Lingley, Baird and Dixon, 1927-1931


Box 19 Folder 9 Lingley, R. T. and Co., 1932-1936


Box 19 Folder 10 Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, 1911-1935


Box 19 Folder 11 New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1923-1936


Box 19 Folder 12 Plimpton Checks, 1897-1898


Box 19 Folder 13 Plimpton Estate--Receipts and Disbursements, 1936


Box 19 Folder 14 to 15 Plimpton Trust, 1894, 1935-1936, 1894, 1935-1936, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 16 Taxes, 1929-1936


Real Estate


Box 19 Folder 17 Fifth Avenue--70, 1903-1913



Box 20 Folder 1 Fifth Avenue--1165, 1930-1931


Box 20 Folder 2 Lewis Farm, 1903-1924


Box 20 Folder 3 to 4 Lewis Farm--Account, 1934-1936, (2 Folders)


Box 20 Folder 5 Lewis Farm--Insurance, 1913-1917


Box 20 Folder 6 to 7 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, UK, 1932-1936, (2 Folders)


Box 20 Folder 8 Park Avenue--61, 1935-1944


Box 20 Folder 9 Walpole Realty Corporation, 1943

Series IV: Personal Documents, Ephemera and Realia, 1692-1995, undated

This sprawling series contains genealogies, documents and artifacts of many generations of the Plimpton, Pearsons and Ames families. The earliest document, dated 1697, is a prose narrative by Mary Plimpton, detailing her religious conversion. Nearly as ancient is a 1699 New Testament owned by D.K. Pearsons. Less esoteric items--baby shoes, a baby book, daily agendas and personal documents--provide hints of the quotidian Plimpton family life. Caches of school work, herbarium specimens, drawings, youthful compositions, report cards and diplomas reveal the educational accomplishments of several generations. Awards, clippings, and scrapbooks document professional achievements. The material is arranged alphabetically.


Clippings and Printed Material



Box 21 Folder 1 General, 1949-1976, undated, 1949-1976, undated


Box 21 Folder 2 Family Obituaries, 1890s-1950, undated, 1890s-1950, undated


Box 21 Folder 3 to 4 Francis T. P. Plimpton, 1957-1982, undated, 1957-1982, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 21 Folder 5 George Ames Plimpton, 1953-1982, undated, 1953-1982, undated


Box 21 Folder 6 George Arthur Plimpton, 1927-1942, undated, 1927-1942, undated


Box 21 Folder 7 George Arthur Plimpton--Funeral, 1936


Box 21 Folder 8 Pauline Ames Plimpton, 1926-1978, undated, 1926-1978, undated


Box 21 Folder 9 "Plimptoniana"--The American Book Collector, 1932


Early Family Documents and Genealogy


Box 21 Folder 10 "Bermuda Childhood"--Memories of by Lucy Horsfall, circa, 1960s


Box 21 Folder 11 Butler, Benjamin, 1876-1982


Genealogies


Box 21 Folder 12 Ames-Plimpton, undated



Box 22 Folder 1 Plimpton Family, undated


Box 22 Folder 2 Plimpton Family--notes and correspondence, 1896-1898, 1970-1973, undated, 1896-1898, 1970-1973, undated


Box 22 Folder 3 Plumpton [sic] Family, undated


Box 22 Folder 4 Taylor Family--Genealogy Table, 1859


Box 22 Folder 5 Pearsons, D.K--Owner of The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,, 1699



Box 37 Folder 1 Pearsons, W.B.C.--in Holyoke Centennial, 1923


Box 37 Folder 2 Pearsons, W.B.C.--Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, 1864



Box 22 Folder 6 Plimpton, Mary--Testimony of Religious Conversion, 1697


Box 22 Folder 7 Plimpton Family--Documents, 1726-1808


Box 22 Folder 8 Society of John Plympton Descendants, 1963-1980, undated, 1963-1980, undated



Box 37 Folder 3 Southside--Medfield--General Bills, 1780


Box 37 Folder 4 Starr, Comfort--Documents, 1909



Box 22 Folder 9 Taylor, Eldad--Documents, 1761, 1775, 1761, 1775



Box 39 Folder 1 Walpole, town of--1832 Survey, undated

(Photostat)


Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons



Box 22 Folder 10 Address Book, circa, 1890s


Box 22 Folder 11 to 12 Agendas, 1892-1896, (2 Folders)



Box 23 Folder 1 Agendas, 1897-1900


Box 23 Folder 8 Baby shoes, circa, 1864


Box 23 Folder 2 Bookplate, undated (circa 1902), undated


Box 23 Folder 3 Homework and Notes, undated (circa 1870s-1880s), undated


Box 23 Folder 4 Italian Books--Exhibit, 1902


Box 23 Folder 5 Wedding and Honeymoon, 1892



Flat Box 325 Folder 1 to 18 Wellesley College--Herbarium Specimens, 1881-1883, (18 Folders)



Flat Box 326 Folder 1 to 17 Wellesley College--Herbarium Specimens, 1881-1883, (17 Folders)



Flat Box 327 Folder 1 to 17 Wellesley College--Herbarium Specimens, 1881-1883, (17 Folders)


Plimpton, George Arthur, 1870-1979



Box 39 Awards and Honorary Degrees, 1904-1931

(rolled)



Box 37 Folder 5 Barnard College--Tribute, 1893



Box 23 Folder 6 to 7 School Work--Report Cards, Compositions, Addresses and Speeches, 1870-1876, (2 Folders)


Plimpton, Francis T.P.


Youth


Childhood and Early Education



Box 24 Folder 1 Baby Book, 1900-1902


Box 24 Folder 2 Brochures, 1910-1913


Box 24 Folder 3 to 4 Drawings, 1906-1913, undated, 1906-1913, undated, (2 Folders)


Box 24 Folder 5 Postcards--Collected, 1910, undated, 1910, undated



Box 40 Scrapbook, 1914-1915



Box 24 Folder 6 to 7 School Work, 1907-1917, undated, 1907-1917, undated, (2 Folders)



Box 25 Folder 1 School Work and Compositions--bound, 1911-1913


Box 25 Folder 2 Sunday School--Annual Letters of Century Class, 1917


Phillips Exeter


Box 25 Folder 3 General, 1912-1917



Box 41 The Exonian, 1915-1917 ( 3 volumes), 1915-1917



Box 25 Folder 4 Monthly, 1915-1917


Amherst College



Box 26 Folder 1 Centennial Class, 1921


Box 26 Folder 2 Clippings, undated


Box 26 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1917-1923


Box 26 Folder 4 Delta Kappa Epsilon, 1921


Box 26 Folder 5 Ephemera, 1904-1924


Box 26 Folder 6 Printed Material, 1917-1922


Box 26 Folder 7 Harvard Law School, 1923-1925, undated, 1923-1925, undated


Professional and Vocational Pursuits


Academic



Box 27 Folder 1 Amherst College Alumni, 1923-1981, undated, 1923-1981, undated


Box 27 Folder 2 Phillips Exeter, 1944-1975, undated, 1944-1975, undated


Box 27 Folder 3 Associations and Awards, 1947-1977, undated, 1947-1977, undated


Box 27 Folder 4 Associations and Awards--Academic,1936-1983, undated


Box 27 Folder 5 Biographical Sketches--Master File, 1961-1976


Box 27 Folder 6 Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates--40th Anniversary, 1971


Honors and Diplomas



Box 38 Folder 1 Awards--General, 1922-1966


Box 38 Folder 2 Awards and Certificates, 1916-1923


Box 38 Folder 3 Awards and Honorary Degrees, 1952-1981


Box 38 Folder 4 Certificates--from Mayor of NYC, 1976-1980


Box 38 Folder 5 Diplomas, 1917-1925


Box 38 Folder 6 Posters--of talks, undated



Box 39 Rolled--Honorary Degrees, 1952-1981


Scrapbooks of Professional Life



Box 28 Folder 1 to 3 1963-1973, (3 Folders)unbound



Box 45 United Nations, 1961-1965, bound


General



Box 28 Folder 4 Death, 1983-1984


Box 28 Folder 5 Death--Memorial Lectures, 1985-1987


Box 28 Folder 6 Ephemera, 1926-1980, undated, 1926-1980, undated


George Ames Plimpton


Box 28 Folder 7 Report Cards, 1932-1945


Box 28 Folder 8 to 10 School Work, 1943, undated (4 Folders), 1943, undated



Box 29 Folder 1 Testing--Aptitude, 1941

(restricted until 2021)

(includes Francis T. P. Plimpton, Jr.)


Pauline Ames Plimpton


Box 29 Folder 2 Diploma, 1918


Entertaining


Box 29 Folder 3 Guest Books, undated


Box 29 Folder 4 to 5 Guest Lists, 1957-1982, (2 Folders)


Box 29 Folder 6 Recipes, undated



Box 23 Folder 9 Reading--The Divine Comedy, 1932

(heavily annotated)

Series V: Photographs and Images, circa 1870s-1990s, undated

Included in this series are individual photographs, negatives and albums of the creators of this collection, their ancestors, their descendants, their properties, and their friends and associates. Material is arranged alphabetically.


Subseries V.1: Albums, circa late, 1800s-1983

The albums, some of which were disbound due to preservation concerns, range from a collection of photographs of the Pearsons or Plimpton family dating from the late 1800s to a travel album dated 1982-1983. Included here are albums featuring Francis Plimpton from his childhood through his professional life as an attorney, and at the United Nations. The earliest travel albums are collections of photographs of a trip to Constantinople (1914) and to China (1920). Later photo albums contain pictures of Pauline, Francis, their family and friends on their travels around the world.


Plimpton, Francis



Box 29 Folder 7 Childhood, circa, 1901-1906, bound


Box 29 Folder 8 "Constantinople, Trip to,", 1914, bound



Box 30 Folder 1 Birthday, 1980


Box 30 Folder 2 Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons and Gates, 1978


Box 30 Folder 3 La Guardia Medal of Honor, 1983


Box 30 Folder 4 United Nations, 1960, undated, 1960, undated


Box 30 Folder 5 1961-1976


Box 30 Folder 6 to 7 1963-1973, (2 Folders)


Plimpton, Francis and Pauline


Box 30 Folder 8 "China,", 1976



Box 42 "Family Album," 1968-1970 (bound), 1968-1970



Box 30 Folder 9 to 10 "Sicily, Ausable, West Hills,", 1982-1983, (2 Folders)



Box 31 Folder 1 to 3 "Trip Around the World,", 1966, (3 Folders)


Box 31 Folder 4 to 5 1960-1973, (2 Folders)


Box 31 Folder 6 1971-1972


Box 31 Folder 7 to 8 1974-1975, (2 Folders)



Box 32 Folder 1 to 2 1975-1980, (2 Folders)



Box 43 Plimpton, Frances and George Arthur--Pearsons or Plimpton Family Album, circa late, 1800s, bound



Box 44 Plimpton, George Arthur--"Far East,", 1920, bound


Subseries V.2: Photographs and Negatives, circa, 1870s-1980s

Found here are photographs of the extended Plimpton, Pearsons and Ames families. Especially numerous are the photographs of Francis T.P. Plimpton, which include baby photos, high school and college pictures, photos of Plimpton with his fellow Amherst College trustees, and many pictures of him at work: practicing law, working at the United Nations, and socializing at diplomatic events. Pictures of Pauline Ames Plimpton include portraits and candid photographs with Francis and with their children and extended family.


Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons and George Arthur and Extended Family, circa 1870s-circa, 1990s


Plimpton, Frances Taylor Pearsons



Box 33 Folder 1 1884-1900s, undated, 1884-1900s, undated


Box 33 Folder 2 Friends, undated


Box 33 Folder 3 Grandparents, undated


Box 33 Folder 4 Pearsons, W. B. C., Mr. and Mrs., undated


Box 33 Folder 5 With George Arthur Plimpton, circa, 1890s


Plimpton, George Arthur


Box 33 Folder 6 Circa, 1870s-1930s


Box 33 Folder 7 General, undated



Box 38 Folder 9 Portraits, 1920s-1930


Family



Box 33 Folder 8 Adams Family, 1893-1896, undated, 1893-1896, undated

(cousins)


Box 33 Folder 9 Gay, Rev. Ebenezer, 1885


Box 33 Folder 10 Kendall Family, undated

(cousins)


Box 33 Folder 11 Plimpton, Calvin G., undated

(father)


Box 33 Folder 12 Plimpton, Calvin H., circa, 1930s-1940s

(son)


Groups

(including George Arthur Plimpton)


Box 33 Folder 13 Family, 1890s-1930s, undated, 1890s-1930s, undated


Box 33 Folder 14 Amherst College Class of 1876, undated, 1876, undated


Box 33 Folder 15 Brothers, undated


Box 33 Folder 16 Travel, undated


Property and Real Estate


Box 33 Folder 17 General, 1902-1911, undated, 1902-1911, undated


Box 33 Folder 18 General--Plimptonville, circa 1918, undated, 1918, undated



Box 37 Folder 6 Home--Interior, undated

(41 East 33rd Street, NY, NY)



Box 38 Folder 10 Lewis Farm, undated



Box 34 Folder 1 Lewis Farm, undated


Plimpton, Francis T. P.


Youth


Box 34 Folder 1 Baby, 1900-1903, undated, 1900-1903, undated


Box 34 Folder 2 to 5 Childhood and Adolescence, 1904-1921, undated, 1904-1921, undated, (4 Folders)


Box 34 Folder 6 Exeter--Classmates, circa, 1917


Box 34 Folder 7 Groups--General, circa, 1920s



Box 37 Folder 7 Groups--School, circa, 1915-1924


Adulthood


General--Oversize


Box 37 Folder 8 Harvard University Law School Reunions, 1965-1980


Box 37 Folder 9 Sketches and Photographs, circa 1960s-1980, undated, 1960s-1980, undated


Box 37 Folder 10 United Nations--Photographs, undated



Box 38 Folder 7 Portraits, circa 1910-1950s, undated, 1910-1950s, undated


Box 38 Folder 8 Portrait--FTPP, PAP and children, 1937



Box 35 Folder 1 Amherst College--Groups and Events, 1949-1974, undated, 1949-1974, undated


Box 35 Folder 2 Autographed Photos, 1978-1986, undated, 1978-1986, undated

(presidents and NYC mayors)


Box 35 Folder 3 Birthday--80th, 1980


Box 35 Folder 4 Debevoise and Plimpton--40th Anniversary Dinner, 1971


Family


Box 35 Folder 5 General, 1960s-1990s


Box 35 Folder 6 Francis T.P. Plimpton, Jr., undated


Box 35 Folder 7 George Ames Plimpton, undated


Pauline Ames Plimpton


Box 35 Folder 8 to 9 1980s undated, (2 Folders)


Box 35 Folder 10 with Francis, circa, 1960s-1980s


Box 35 Folder 11 A Collector's Recollection photos, 1993 (circa 1890-1930s), 1993


Box 35 Folder 12 Honorary Degrees and Awards, circa, 1960s-1970s


Box 35 Folder 13 Kendall, Henry Plimpton--Room at University of South Carolina, undated


Box 35 Folder 14 Portraits and Bust, circa, 1920-1970s


Box 35 Folder 15 to 17 Professional and Vocational, 1954-circa, 1980s, (3 Folders)


Box 35 Folder 18 United Nations, circa, 1960s


Box 35 Folder 19 Villa Balbianello, undated


Negatives, circa 1910-circa, 1980s



Box 36 Folder 1 to 12 General, 1910s-1920s (12 envelopes), 1910s-1920s


Box 36 Folder 13 to 48 "China, Trip to," 1920 (36 envelopes), 1920


Box 36 Folder 49 to 56 "A Collector's Recollections," undated (8 envelopes), undated


Box 36 Folder 57 Plimpton, Francis T.P., Portrait, circa, 1930s


Box 36 Folder 58 Plimpton, Francis T.P. and Plimpton, Pauline Ames, circa, 1970s-1980s


Subseries V.3: Special Format Photographs and Images, undated

These images appear in several formats, including glass slides, daguerreotypes, and one autochrome diascope image of an unidentified sitter, and one silhouette of an unidentified man.



Box 46 Autochrome diascope, undated



Box 47 Daguerreotypes, undated (2), undated


Box 47 Daguerreotypes--Pearsons, Hannah, circa 1880s--small Box--fragile--framed (2)



Box 48 Slides, Glass--Horn Books and Manuscripts, undated (46), undated



Box 47 Silhouette, undated