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

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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)