Papers of Agnes Goldman Sanborn, 1752-1984 (inclusive), 1808-1984 (bulk)
- Majority of material found within 1808-1984
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
5 linear feet ((5 cartons) plus 1 folio folder, 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 12 photograph folders, 2 audiocassettes)
I. Photographs of Agnes Goldman Sanborn, Cyrus Ashton Rollins Sanborn, and their families, #1-12
II. Papers of Agnes (Goldman) Sanborn #13-78, T-101.1-2. Biographical and autobiographical material on the Adler-Goldman families; genealogical data; personal correspondence of Agnes Goldman Sanborn with friends and family documenting Sanborn's college career at Bryn Mawr, work with the American Red Cross in Palestine, courtship, marriage and family life, and later career as civic activist and volunteer; also included are Sanborn's scientific publications and an oral history.
III. Papers of Cyrus Ashton Rollins Sanborn, #79-200f. Clippings; genealogical data about the Sanborn, Brewster, Hobbs, Knight, and Hodgdon families; 19th century Sanborn family papers including Civil War diary of Colonel Cyrus King Sanborn; correspondence between Cyrus Ashton Rollins Sanborn and his mother, wife, and daughter; professional correspondence and publications; papers of Sarah (Sanborn) Moench.
Additional material (2014-M186) was added to the collection (T-101 , and to folders #3, 43, 61, 67, 92, and 97) in December 2014. Also added were a previously unlisted folio (#200f) and oversize folder (#199o).
In 1933 the Sanborns moved from Boston to 7 Meadow Lane, Cambridge, to enable their daughter to attend Shady Hill School. They then lived at 147 Brattle Street (1940-1970); following her husband's death, Sanborn moved to 1010 Memorial Drive. She died in 1984.
Cyrus Ashton Rollins Sanborn, archaeologist and museum administrator, was born in Rochester, New Hampshire, on March 13, 1882, the only child of George Hobbs Sanborn and Lillian Knight (Hodgdon) Sanborn. The Sanborns were a long-established New Hampshire family who traced their ancestry back to Alfred the Great. On the death of his father in 1888, Lillian Knight (Hodgdon) Sanborn and Cyrus Ashton Rollins Sanborn moved to Massachusetts and Cyrus Ashton Rollins Sanborn attended Somerville Latin High School. He was graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Harvard in 1905, attended the Harvard Graduate School, 1907-1909, and received his A.M. in 1908. He held a number of fellowships at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1909-1912 (where he was also executive secretary, 1911-1912), including the Charles Eliot Norton fellowship from Harvard, 1909-1910, and the Sheldon Traveling Fellowship. He studied at the University of Munich in Germany (1913-1914), traveled extensively in Greece, and took part in excavations at Corinth and elsewhere. He was appointed Assistant Field Director of the University Museum (Philadelphia) expedition to Egypt, 1915-1920, with leave of absence 1918-1919, when he served as executive secretary to the American Red Cross Commission to Palestine. From 1920-1925 he was editorial secretary to Dr. George A. Reisner, leader of the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Egyptian expedition. In 1923 he was appointed librarian of the MFA and, in 1925, Secretary of the Museum. He was editor of the Boston Museum Bulletin, 1925-1952, and Education Officer, 1934-1942. On his retirement he became editor of the Newsletter of the American Research Center in Egypt. His publications include book reviews and articles on Egyptian archaeology, many published in the Boston Museum Bulletin.
- Series I. Photographs of Goldman-Sanborn Families
- Series II. Papers of Agnes Goldman Sanborn
- Series III. Papers of Cyrus Ashton Rollins Sanborn
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Agnes Goldman Sanborn in December 1958, December 1977, and by Sarah (Sanborn) Moench, daughter of Agnes Goldman Sanborn, in June 1985. Additional material was given by Katherine Hall Page, a cousin of Ashton Sanborn, in December 2014, and was added to the collection at that time.
- Carton 1: Folders 13-56
- Carton 2: Folders 57-109
- Carton 3: Folders 110-130
- Carton 4: Folders 131-162
- Carton 5: Folders 163-198
By: Jane S. Knowles
Updated: December 2014
By: Anne Engelhart
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- Sanborn, Agnes Goldman, 1887-1984. Papers of Agnes Goldman Sanborn, 1752-1984 (inclusive), 1808-1984 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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