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FRANCES PATTERSON PAPERS

The Frances Patterson Papers consist of transcripts of diaries written by Frances Patterson together with a few separate documents. The diaries cover the years 1892-1911 and document Patterson's life in Philadelphia; domestic trips to New York City, the American West, and Northeast Harbor, Maine; and international trips to places such as Paris. Patterson's acquaintances, family members, and members of her social circle are mentioned frequently in the diaries. According to material preceding the diary, it was transcribed by Helen Howe West. Each page in the diary has been given a separate folder. The Patterson Papers are most interesting for their social historical aspects. The collection is contained in one archival box (0.5 linear feet).

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: In 1854, Frances Maria (Bissell) Patterson was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her father was Rev. Samuel Burr Sherwood Bissell, and her mother was Frances Maria (Havens) Bissell. She married Theodore Cuyler Patterson. [Source: Frances Patterson Papers: Box 1 Folder 0.5].

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Status: Open to Researchers.

Photocopying: Permitted.

Provenance: In Georgetown University Library post 1970.

Processed by Scott S. Taylor, September 2003.

BULK DATES: 1892 - 1911
SPAN DATES: 1892 - 1911

EXTENT: 1 box (0.5 l.f.)



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