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Description
The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, and early photographs from the Ritter families of Syracuse, New York and Hampden, Wisconsin, the immediate relatives of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography founder William E. Ritter.
Background
Ezra Ritter (1793-1876) and his wife Mary Church Ritter (1793-1877) resided in Syracuse, New York. They had five sons, Seneca Dwight, Horatio, George Nelson, Nelson and William Ezra. Seneca Dwight (1820-1886) and Horatio (1822-1896) moved west to Hampden, Wisconsin and established adjoining farms prior to 1850. Horatio and Leonora Eason Ritter (1827-1896) had five children: Mary Emaline, Ella Louisa, William E., Frank Leslie and Flora Orilla. Seneca Dwight and Damaris Winslow Ritter had three children: Dwight, Jane and Elizabeth.
Extent
0.65 Linear feet (1.5 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the Regents of the University of California.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.