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Joseph Parrish Thompson and Leonard Bacon papers, 1845-1928

Series II: Thompson Family Files, 1854-1928

This series contains various personal files documenting the lives of members of Joseph Parrish Thompson's family. There are several items, including an ambrotype and two manuscripts of articles, which date to Thompson's lifetime. There is also a biography of Thompson written by his son, physician William Gilman Thompson. There are several more items that relate to William Gilman Thompson, including a history of his childhood written by his mother, Joseph P. Thompson's second wife, Elizabeth Coil Thompson. There are several folders of the personal papers and correspondence of Lucy Bartlett Thompson Hunt, who was Joseph P. Thompson's daughter, as well as her husband Seth B. Hunt and their children Lucy and Seth. The correspondence of Seth B. Hunt (Jr.) suggests that this collection was assembled in the 1920s when Theodore D. Bacon, grandson of Leonard Bacon, consulted Hunt while researching the biography of his grandfather.

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Box 1 Typescript of a biographical sketch of Joseph Parrish Thompson by his son, William Gilman Thompson

Box 1 Manuscripts of articles by Joseph Parrish Thompson-"Can America Produce a National Poetry" and an untitled article on the Library of Alexandria,, ca. 1872-1879

Box 1 Ambrotype of Joseph Parrish Thompson, ca. 1854

Box 1 William Gilman Thompson obituaries, 1927 (7 copies), 1927

Box 2 William Gilman Thompson family book-by mother Elizabeth Coil Thompson, 1873

Box 2 Commemoration of William Gilman Thompson

Box 2 Retirement from presidency of the New York Botanical Garden

Box 2 Retirement from Cornell Medical College, 1916

Box 2 Reconstruction Hospital, 1927

Box 2 "Lucy Bartlett Thompson Hunt: An Appreciation"-by William Gilman Thompson, 1914 (2 copies), 1914

Box 2 Seth B. Hunt and Lucy Thompson Hunt Files, 1872-1948

(includes correspondence, Seth Hunt obituaries and will)

Box 2 Seth B. Hunt files, 1884-1928 (son of Seth and Lucy Hunt), 1884-1928

Box 2 Thompson family correspondence-gift of William Gilman Thompson to Lucy Hunt-daughter of Seth and Lucy Hunt,, 1862-1902

(includes a carte-de-visite photograph of Isaac Thompson, 1792-1873-the father of Joseph Parrish Thompson)

Box 2 U.S. Order for Transportation slips-Mississippi-mostly freedmen, 1865