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Reid Family Papers
MSS.1986.9.11  
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Series I. Bernard J. Reid Papers, 1840-1961 (bulk 1840-1904)

Scope and Content

This series documents the personal and professional life of Bernard J. Reid. The series consists primarily of correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical material, legal paperwork, financial paperwork, and miscellaneous notes. Bernard Reid kept newspaper clippings related to the treatment of Catholics in the United States, which is included here. Also included is correspondence written over a range of years, from Reid's time spent in California in a variety of occupations to his return to Clarion, Pennsylvania, as well as his career as a lawyer.

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Box 1: Correspondence, Wills, Obituaries, and Genealogical Documents, 1840-1961

 

Box 2: Correspondence, 1863-1904

 

Box 3: Speeches, Correspondence, Poetry, and Miscellaneous Notes, 1840-1904

 

Box 4: Miscellaneous Writings and Ephemera, 1847-1902

 

Box 5: Legal/Financial Papers and Newspaper Clippings, 1840-1900

 

Item 1: Map of Route from Mouth of the Kansas River to San Francisco, California, undated

 

Series II. Ambrose Reid Papers, 1871-1935 (bulk 1871-1916)

Scope and Content

This series documents the personal and professional life of Ambrose Reid. The series consists primarily of correspondence, poetry, campaign materials, newspaper clippings, business records and notes written by Ambrose Reid. Materials related to Ambrose Reid’s campaign for county judge in 1911 are included, as well as material related to his law career. There are also poems and drawings created by Reid; some of the poetry was published in local periodicals.

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Box 6: Correspondence, 1871-1911

 

Box 7: Correspondence and Poetry, 1910-1911

 

Box 8: Poems, Manuscripts, and Ephemera, 1884-1934

 

Box 9: Speeches, Campaign Materials, and Ephemera, 1891-1935

 

Box 10: Magazine Clippings, Newspaper Clippings, Legal Papers, and Business Records, 1874-1916

 

Series III. Reid Family Diaries, Books, and Miscellanea, 1843-1940 (bulk 1861-1918)

Scope and Content

This series documents the personal and professional lives of various members of the Reid family. The series consists primarily of diaries, annotated books, letters, newspaper clippings, legal documents and ephemera. The biographical material found in the diaries of Bernard J. Reid is particularly useful for understanding life in early California. Also included are photocopies of letters that Bernard Reid wrote during his service in the Civil War to his family and friends.

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Box 11: Diaries of Ambrose and Kate Reid, 1874-1916

 

Box 12: Newspaper Clippings and Autograph Book, 1880-1915

 

Box 13: Diaries, Address Books, and Calling Cards, 1893-1928

 

Box 14: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, 1843-1894

 

Box 15: Annotated Books, 1845-1899

 

Box 16: Annotated Books, 1917-1918

 

Box 17: Diaries and Annotated Books, 1836-1935

 

Box 18: Notebooks and Annotated Books, 1855-1884

 

Box 19: Address Books, Notebooks and Annotated Books, 1859-1930

 

Box 20: Photocopies of Army Letters from B. Reid during the Civil War, 1861-1884

 

Box 21: Newspaper Clippings and Legal Documents, 1862-1940

 

Box 22: Diary of Bernard J. Reid, 1849

 

Series IV. Reid Family Photographs, 1849-1902 (bulk 1860-1880)

Scope and Content

This series documents the photographic history of the Reid family during the last half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. Included are several photographs of Bernard Reid in his Civil War uniform.

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Box 23: Reid Family Photographs, 1849-1902