Guide to the Atkins Family Papers, 1796-1909

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Guide to the Atkins Family Papers, 1796-1909

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 449

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University of California, Berkeley

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1948-1967
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Atkins Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1796-1909
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 449
Creator: Atkins family
Extent: Number of containers: 5 boxes
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Mainly papers of various members of the Atkins family in Ohio, relating to family matters, land holdings and the anti-slavery movement from 1836-1850. A few papers of Mary (Atkins) Lynch, including some pertaining to the Benicia Young Ladies Seminary, and diary of trip to Hawaii and Japan, 1863-1864. Also some genealogical notes relating to the family.
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item,] Atkins Family Papers, BANC MSS C-B 449, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Scope and Content

These papers, the gift of Mrs. C. Coldwell, June 15, 1948, contain letters and documents of various members of the Atkins family, principally as early settlers in Ashtabula County, Ohio. They reflect participation in the anti-slavery movement from 1836 through 1950, and land transactions in Ohio. Also included are a few Papers of Mary (Atkins) Lynch who began her teaching career in Ohio and New York, to come to Benicia where she was principal of Benicia' s Young Ladies Seminary from 1854 until 1867. Originally much of the material was pasted in three scrapbooks by Harvey R. Gaylord. These materials were removed from the scrapbooks, and re-arranged, incorporating other items in the collection.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1:

Gaylord, Levi, 1760-1846

 

Correspondence

 

Papers:

 

Commissions, in the New York Militia, 1796-1803

 

Copies of deeds made to Levi Gaylord, with notes by his son, Harvey R. Gaylord.

 

Gaylord, Harvey R., 1805-1883

 

Correspondence, A-C

Box 2:

Gaylord, Harvey R., 1805-1883

 

Correspondence, D-Z

Box 3:

Gaylord, Harvey R., 1805-1883

 

Papers:

 

Documents pertaining to Jonathan Warren, 1826

 

Abolition petition, 1844.

Additional Note

With 46 signatures, including Harvey R. Gaylord's.
 

Biographical information

 

1 volume scrapbook of clippings

Additional Note

Relating mainly to the history of Ashtabula Co., Ohio. Include published letters and articles by Quintus Flaminius Atkins, 1854-1856
 

Miscellaneous clippings

 

Wade, Edward, 1802-1866

 

Correspondence

 

Papers:

 

3 poems composed by Edward Wade

 

Wade, Sarah Louisa (Atkins), 1806-1852

 

Correspondence

Box 4:

Atkins, Quintus Flaminius, 1782-1859

 

Correspondence

 

Papers:

 

Accounts, 1816-1927

 

Biographical sketch

 

Atkins, Josiah

 

Correspondence

 

Papers:

 

Accounts, 1808-1861

 

Commissions, 1814-1858, in Ohio Militia, as Surveyor, Ashtabula Co., and as justice of the peace.

Box 5:

Lynch, Mary (Atkins), 1820-1882

 

Correspondence

 

Papers:

 

Items relating to Benicia Young Ladies Seminary, including an announcement, 1857; commencement programs, 1880-1884; catalog, 1882/1883; minutes of meetings and other items relating to the Alumnae association, 1878-1883; obituaries.

 

Teaching certificates, 1842-1851

 

Accounts, 1866

 

Passport, 1867

 

Clippings

 

Obituaries

 

v.1: Catalogue of pupils, 1852-1857

 

v.2: Diary, 1863-1864, of trip to Shanghai, via Hawaii and Japan, on Brig Advance

 

v.3: Diary, 1866, with accounts at end

 

Fowler, Marcia Gaylord

 

Correspondence

Additional Note

(only 2 letters, one tells of Arthur R. Atkins family and descendants)
 

Papers:

 

Genealogical notes

 

Miscellaneous notes relating to items in the collection

 

Clippings

 

Miscellaneous letters from various people

Partial List of Correspondents

 

American anti-slavery society

box Box 1, A: Miscellany of Harvey R. Gaylord's correspondence.

1 letter, Oct. 12, 1839.

Additional Note

Printed form letter.
 

Andrews, Sherlock James, 1901-1880

box Box 1, A: Miscellany of Harvey R. Gaylord's correspondence.

1 letter, Jan. 24, 1842.

 

Atkins, Quintus Flaminius, 1782-1859

box Box 4

321 letters, 1799-1858.

Additional Note

See also printed items in Harvey Gaylord's scrapbook in Box 3, and letters of Mary (Atkins) Lynch in Box 5. Many letters reflect his anti-slavery attitudes.
 

Atkins, Josiah

box Box 4

10 letters, 1817-1867.

 

Atkins, Sarah (Wright), d. 1853

box Box 4

12 letters, 1806-1845.

 

Badger, Joseph, 1757-1846

box Box 3

2 items, 1806,

Scope and Content Note

Agreement and letter.
 

Brown, George W.

box Box 1

3 letters, 1851-1857.

 

Carrington, Henry Beebee, 1824-1912

box Box 1

2 letters, 1849-1851.

 

Chaffee, N. L.

box Box 1, C: Miscellany of Harvey Gaylord's correspondence.

1 letter, Mar. 8, 1849.

 

Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873

box Box 1

2 letters, 1850-1852.

 

Cox, Jacob Dolson, 1828-1900

box Box 5

1 letter, Jan. 14, 1867.

Additional Note

Written as Governor of Ohio, recommending Mary Atkins to the consideration of U.S. Ministers abroad.
 

Finney, Charles Grandison, 1792-1875

box Box 5

1 letter, Jan. 30, 1867.

Additional Note

Recommending Mary Atkins to friends in England and Scotland.
 

Gaylord, Harvey R., 1805-1883

box Box 1

75 letters, 1823-1877.

Additional Note

See also Stella M. Gaylord's folder for additional letters
 

Gaylord, Levi, 1760-1846

box Box 1

4 letters, 1817-1824.

 

Gaylord, Stella M. (Atkins), 1808-1882

box Box 1

33 letters, 1826-1875.

 

Giddings, Joshua Reed, 1795-1864

box Box 2

8 letters, 1839-1847.

Additional Note

Anti-slavery politics.
 

Granger, Francis, 1792-1868

box Box 2

2 letters, 1854-1855.

Additional Note

Re land in Ashtabula Co., Ohio.
 

Littell, Eliakim, 1797-1870

box Box 2, L: Miscellany

1 letter, Mar. 6, 1828.

 

Longacre, James Barton, 1794-1869

box Box 2, L: Miscellany

1 letter, Mar. 8, 1834.

 

Lynch, Mary (Atkins), 1820-1882

box Box 5

34 letters, 1836-1867.

Additional Note

Include letters of Stella Gaylord, Q. F. Atkins, Flora Wheeler and other members of the family.
 

Pease, Calvin, 1776-1839

box Box 2, P: Miscellany

1 letter, Dec. 2, 1834.

 

Spencer, Platt Rogers, 1800-1864

box Box 2

8 letters, 1830-1848.

Additional Note

Re land in Ohio.
 

Wade, Benjamin Franklin, 1800-1878

box Box 2, W: Miscellany

1 letter, Oct. 20, 1852.

 

Wade, Edward, 1802-1866

box Box 3

6 letters, 1839-1859.

 

Wade, Sarah Louisa (Atkins), 1806-1852

box Box 3

23 letters, 1824-1850.

 

Wheeler, Flora (Atkins), 1815-1850

box Box 2

10 letters, 1838-1850.

Additional Note

Include letter from Mary Atkins Lynch, Oct. 26, 1845.
 

Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863

box Box 2

5 letters, 1837-1851.