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Lloyd Vernon Briggs' collection of Massachusetts family records
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lloyd Vernon Briggs' collection of Massachusetts family records
    Inclusive Dates: 1650-1933
    Collection Number: mssThomasFamily
    Creator: Briggs, L. Vernon (Lloyd Vernon), 1863-1941
    Extent: 3 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
    Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: Copies of the various family records - muster and pay rolls, bounty receipts, church records, etc. -- collected by Lloyd Vernon Briggs.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Lloyd Vernon Briggs' collection of Massachusetts family records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Lloyd Vernon Briggs, approximately 1940.


    Lloyd Vernon Briggs (1863-1941), American psychiatrist and Massachusetts genealogist. In addition to numerous works on psychiatry, he was the author of The church and cemetery records of Hanover, Mass. (Boston, Mass., Wallace Spooner, 1895-1904), History and genealogy of the Cabot family, 1475-1927 (Boston, C.E. Goodspeed & co., 1927), History and genealogy of the Briggs family, 1254-1937 (Boston, C. E. Goodspeed & co., 1938), and other works.

    Scope and Content

    The Thomas Family collection consists of numerous pages of excerpts copied from the Massachusetts archives, muster and pay rolls, town rolls, and bounty receipts. Birth, marriage, and death notices from church records are also included.
    The families mentioned are: the Thomas family, and the Otis, Stetson (Stedson), Damon, Cushing, and Briggs families. They were prominent in Plymouth County, New England during the 18th and 19th centuries.
    These notes were possibly compiled for genealogical purposes. They have been sorted according to the family primarily treated. However, it appears that all of the families were inter-related by marriage.
    Note: With the exception of a few items, the dates in this collection indicate the date span of the material, not the date of creation.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Briggs family
    Cushing family
    Damon family
    Otis family
    Stetson family
    Thomas family
    Briggs, L. Vernon (Lloyd Vernon), 1863-1941


    Genealogists -- Massachusetts -- Archives

    Geographic Areas

    Massachusetts -- Genealogy


    Collections (object groupings) -- Massachusetts
    Genealogies -- Massachusetts
    Family papers -- Massachusetts