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The Fletcher Family collection includes family correspondence from the period 1826-1903 and photographs from circa 1860-1890. The material comes from the Fletcher Family subseries of the Consuelo Northrop Bailey Papers, which contains family papers collected by Consuelo's mother, Katherine Fletcher Northrop.

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Time Period Covered: 1826-1903 

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Consuelo Northrop Bailey Papers

Published:  December 05, 2008,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth Fletcher, 1855 July 30

Creator:  Harvey, Mary

Date:  1855-07-30

Resource type:   letter

Topics include a family visit, Uncle's hurt hand, runaway horses, the birth of a neighbor's daughter, and the sale of wood.

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    Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth Fletcher, 1864 April 19

    Creator:  Harvey, Mary

    Date:  1864-04-19

    Resource type:   letter

    Topics include the birth of her son, their work on the farm, and school teachers and qualification in Iowa.

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      Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth Fletcher, 1868 October 6

      Creator:  Harvey, Mary

      Date:  1868-10-06

      Resource type:   letter

      Topics include her difficulties with her husband, her brother Levi's family, her children, the difficulties of women compared to men due to the machinery used in men's work, and the flourishing of her community in Iowa.

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        Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth Fletcher, 1883 February 22

        Creator:  Harvey, Mary

        Date:  1883-02-22

        Resource type:   letter

        Topics include details of Mary's work on their farm and house, her son Clark's work in school, her daughter Lizzie's and her son-in-law Frank's land in Beloit, Kansas,and their home, family, and material goods, her brother Cyrus Cornelius' money making schemes and how he left his wife for another woman, and her desire to visit Ruth in Vermont.

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          Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth Fletcher, 1884 March 22

          Creator:  Harvey, Mary

          Date:  1884-03-22

          Resource type:   letter

          Topics include Mary's visit to see her brother Levi and his family in Michigan and framing her photographs from Ruth.

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            Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth Fletcher, 1893 May 21

            Creator:  Harvey, Mary

            Date:  1893-05-21

            Resource type:   letter

            Topics include reading material, clothing items, and money, which Mary has sent or plans to send to Ruth.

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              Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth Fletcher, undated

              Creator:  Harvey, Mary

              Resource type:   letter

              Topics include clothing for Ruth's children, and family members' health.

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                Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth Fletcher, undated

                Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                Resource type:   letter

                Topics include plans for visiting family and friends.

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                  Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1855 February 19

                  Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                  Date:  1855-02-19

                  Resource type:   letter

                  Topics include the death of Mary's daughter.

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                    Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1859 April 24

                    Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                    Date:  1859-04-24

                    Resource type:   letter

                    Topics include Mary's attempts to sell their furniture and Caleb's attempts to locate property in Kansas Territory or Iowa.

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                      Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1859 February 4 and February 7

                      Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                      Date:  1859-02-04

                      Resource type:   letter

                      Topics include the sale of their properties, preparations to move, and Caleb's plans to go west.

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                        Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1859 June 26 and 28

                        Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                        Date:  1859-06-26

                        Resource type:   letter

                        Topics include her safe arrival at her new home in Neponset, Illinois.

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                          Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1859 March 20

                          Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                          Date:  1859-03-20

                          Resource type:   letter

                          Topics include the sale of Mary and Caleb's house, Caleb's travels West to look for a place in Illinois or Kansas, and Mary's need of payment from Ruth.

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                            Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1860 November 3

                            Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                            Date:  1860-11-03

                            Resource type:   letter

                            Topics include their activities starting a farm in Malcom Iowa, the good land and good prospects of the country, and the nearness of Iowa State College in Grinnell.

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                              Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1863 January 24

                              Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                              Date:  1863-01-24

                              Resource type:   letter

                              Topics include Mary's family's farm in Illinois and their health, the prices of grains, dry goods, and groceries, the activities of relatives including those fighting or killed in the War, and her specific requests for photographs and their packaging.

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                                Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1865 July 14

                                Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                Date:  1865-07-14

                                Resource type:   letter

                                Topics include the effect of the war on Malcom, Iowa, their hard work on their farm, her children's health, and her opinion on the photgraphs which Ruth had sent to her.

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                                  Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1873 December 23

                                  Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                  Date:  1873-12-23

                                  Resource type:   letter

                                  Topics include the marriage of her daughter Lizzie, land acquisitions in Kansas, rail and road projects in Vermont, and sending photographs of family members including Craig, his wife, and his daughter.

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                                    Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1878 November 20

                                    Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                    Date:  1878-11-20

                                    Resource type:   letter

                                    Topics include her son Clark's school studies, their family's land acquisitions in Kansas and plans to move there, and the difficulty making a profit in farming.

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                                      Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1884 August 5

                                      Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                      Date:  1884-08-05

                                      Resource type:   letter

                                      Topics include Mary's visits from Aunt Mandana Wyatt and Mary Harvey Underwood after her own return from visiting Ruth, a thirteen year old girl that is helping her, and the poor health of her brother Levi Pratt.

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                                        Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1884 October 28

                                        Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                        Date:  1884-10-28

                                        Resource type:   letter

                                        Topics include the death of Lyman and Nancy Colton, the death of Mrs. Oakes, Mary's son Clark's teaching activities, her daughter and son-in-law Lizzie and Frank's farming activities, and inquiries about family members, especially Craig's children: Katie, Rhett, Ray, and Carrie.

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                                          Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1885 February 11

                                          Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                          Date:  1885-02-11

                                          Resource type:   letter

                                          Topics include a visit from Caleb Harvey's Boston relatives, teaching activities of Mary's son Clark, health and activities of other family members, and a request for information on her ancestors on the Fletcher side.

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                                            Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1887 February 7

                                            Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                            Date:  1887-02-07

                                            Resource type:   letter

                                            Topics include the health and activities of Mary's family members and her desire for a visit from Andrew and Ruth.

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                                              Title:   Mary Harvey to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, [1850?] January 13

                                              Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                              Date:  1850-01-13

                                              Resource type:   letter

                                              Topics include her trip home previously and the entertaining she did, the activities of her brothers Cornelius and Levi, attending the New Years Ball in Peacham, and church meetings in the schoolhouse.

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                                                Title:   [Mary Harvey?] to Ruth Fletcher, 1850 December 11

                                                Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                                Date:  1850-12-11

                                                Resource type:   letter

                                                Topics include her difficulties with the father of a girl who was helping with her boarding house, Field's (?) departure for California, other departures, her eye trouble, and the health and activities of her children.

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                                                  Title:   [Mary Harvey?] to Ruth and Andrew Fletcher, 1860 January 19

                                                  Creator:  Harvey, Mary

                                                  Date:  1860-01-19

                                                  Resource type:   letter

                                                  Topics include the prices of grains and stocks in Illinois, the village conditions and organizations, and the state of their farm. This letter is a fragment: the final page or pages are missing, including the closing signature. The attribution of authorship is based on the handwriting and topics of the letter.

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