Almy family Additional papers, 1832-1990
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
6.85 linear feet ((10 file boxes, 2 folio+ boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 1 folio+ folder, 3 oversize folders, 1 supersize folder, 47 photograph folders, 3 folio photograph folders, 1 folio+ photograph folder, 4 slides, 1 microfiche, 3 motion pictures)
These papers were in the possession of Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall at the time of her death; they consist largely of correspondence, financial documents, and photographs. The early correspondence centers around the Cabot-Almy connection (see the family trees in MC 235), and features the letters of Samuel Cabot to his son Samuel Cabot, Jr., and the latter's letters to his wife, Hannah Lowell (Jackson) Cabot, and their children; also of interest are letters to Samuel Cabot, Jr. from Theodore Parker, written while traveling abroad the year before his death. The rest of the correspondence focuses on Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall, and includes four generations: Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall's parents, Charles and Helen Jackson (Cabot) Almy; two of Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall's children, Sidney Cobb and Helen (Cobb) Solomon White; and Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall's grandchildren.
There is an extensive series of courtship letters to Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall from Stanley Cobb, a neuropsychiatrist whom she married in 1915. Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall practiced child psychotherapy, but her career is documented only by papers from a Radcliffe College conference (1963) in which she participated, and a few letters (including one note from Helene Deutsch) and bibliographies.
Photographs are primarily of the Cabot and Almy families and their relations; financial documents pertain for the most part to the estates and trusts of Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall and Stanley Cobb.
The professional papers of Stanley Cobb are at the Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These addenda to the Almy family papers (MC 235) were given to the Schlesinger Library by Sidney Cobb in December 1986, January 1987, and May 1990. The Almy family tree was filmed on microfiche in December 1986 and the original returned to Sidney Cobb.
- CA =Charles Almy
- EACH =Elizabeth (Almy) Cobb Hall
- EPC = Elizabeth "Eliza" (Perkins) Cabot
- FCH = Francis Cooley Hall
- HCSW = Helen (Cobb) Solomon White
- HJCA = Helen Jackson (Cabot) Almy
- HLJC = Hannah Lowell (Jackson) Cabot
- JFC = James Freeman Clarke
- RWC = Rosalind (Wiggins) Cobb
- SC = Samuel Cabot, Sr.
- SCJr = Samuel Cabot, Jr.
- SidC = Sidney Cobb
- StanC = Stanley Cobb
- THC = Thomas Handasyd Cabot
- THP =Thomas Handasyd Perkins
- Box 1: Folders 20-22, 24-28, 30-34, 36
- Box 2: Folders 37-48
- Box 3: Folders 49-56
- Box 4: Folders 57-67
- Box 5: Folders 68-78
- Box 6: Folders 79-88
- Box 7: Folders 89-94
- Box 8: Folders 95-96, 98-103
- Box 9: Folders 104-115, 117-123
- Box 10: Folders 124-137, 169-170
- Folio+ Box 11: Cabot family photograph album
- Folio+ Box 12: Cabot family photograph album
By: Anne Engelhart
Updated and new material added: May 2015
By: Mark Vassar
- Civil service--Massachusetts
- Courtship--United States
- Europe--Description and travel
- Families--History--19th century
- Families--History--20th century
- Family records
- Finance, Personal
- Labor and laboring classes--Education
- Motion pictures
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- Voyages and travels
- Women psychotherapists
- Women--societies and clubs
- Working class
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
- Almy family. Almy family Additional papers, 1832-1990: A Finding Aid
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