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Borchardt (Beatrice) Collection
mssHM 46715-46978  
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The collection of Beatrice Edna Spring Borchardt relating to her research into her family's history.
Beatrice Edna Spring Borchardt (1901-1975) was the daughter of Edward Spring, and the granddaughter of New York merchant Marcus Spring (1810-1874) and his wife, reformer and educator, Rebecca Buffum Spring (1811-1911); the couple established a Utopian retreat in Eagleswood, New Jersey in the mid 19th century. Rebecca Buffam Spring moved to Los Angeles, California, in the 1890s, to live with her daughter Jeanie Spring Mackaye Peet and their home became a gathering place for artists, writers, and social reformers in the late 19th century. Jeanie Spring MacKaye Peet, had a brief marriage to James Steele MacKaye (1842-1894) which ended in divorce, then, in 1873, she married San Francisco newspaper editor Tremenheere Lanyon Johns (1839-1875), and finally, in 1881, Dr. Gilead Peet who died in 1887.
7 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
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