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Guide to the Atkins Family Papers, 1796-1909
BANC MSS C-B 449  
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  • 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

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    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.