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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W721

Papers of Angeline Williams, 1851-1907, undated


Diaries, photographs, and legal documents of Angeline Williams.


  • 1851-1907
  • Undated


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Angeline Williams as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


2 folders

Collection includes three family photographs, including one of Angeline Williams; deeds and other financial records; re: Francis Williams's headstone; letter from daughter Jennie to her husband George Bardwell re: Christmas; genealogical information. The second folder contains two diaries describing Angeline Williams's daily activities including cooking, cleaning, and other chores; expenses.


Nancy Angeline Hosley Williams was born on December 4, 1835, to Theron Hosley and Orilla (Scott) Hosley, in Gill, Massachusetts. Angeline Williams married Francis Williams on January 1, 1850, in Vernon, Vermont. They had four children: Mary Jane "Jennie" (Williams) Bardwell (1850-1954), Celia Etta (Williams) LeVitre (born 1855), Minnie Orilla Williams (1859-1869), and Edwin Theron Williams (1865-1933). Francis Williams was a stonemason; he died in 1883, after an accident. Angeline Williams died on June 13, 1906.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 96-M7

The papers of Angeline Williams were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from De Wolfe and Wood in 1996.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital Surrogates of the items in this collection are available through the Adam Matthew online database Gender: Identity and Social Change (Access restricted to subscribing institutions).

Processing Information

Processed: January 1996

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: December 2021

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Zetlin Sisters Fund, the Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund, and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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