Colles family.

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The Colles family represented in this collection includes James Colles (1788-1883), a prominent New York City and New Orleans merchant who married Harriet Wetmore (1795-1868); their sons James Colles, Jr., a New York City merchant, and George W. Colles (1836-1911), attorney, of New York City and Morristown, New Jersey; George's wife, Julia Keese Nelson Colles (1840-1913), a writer and lecturer; and their three children: artist Gertrude Colles (1869-1957) of New York City and Morristown, N.J., engineer George W. Colles, Jr. (1871-1951), who settled in Texas, and Julia Nelson Colles (1876-1903), who taught physics at Barnard College, New York City.

From the description of Colles family papers, 1801-1957. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 213488079

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creatorOf Colles family. Colles family papers, 1801-1957. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Colles, George W. (George Wetmore), 1836-1911. person
associatedWith Colles, George W. (George Wetmore), 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Colles, Gertrude, 1869-1957. person
associatedWith Colles, James, 1788-1883. person
associatedWith Colles, James, 1828-1898. person
associatedWith Colles, Julia Keese. person
associatedWith Colles, Julia Nelson, 1876-1903. person
associatedWith Corson, Juliet, 1842-1897. person
associatedWith Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard), 1822-1909. person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. person
associatedWith Hudson, Logan R. person
associatedWith Rogers, David I. person
associatedWith Smith, Samuel Francis, 1808-1895. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Morristown (N.J.)
New Orleans (La.)
Single tax
Christian Science
Women's suffrage
Women--Societies and clubs
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives


Active 1801

Active 1957

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