Colles family papers 1801-1957


Colles family papers, 1801-1957

Colles family papers 1801-1957

The Colles family papers contain extensive correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs, and personal miscellany of three generations of the Colles family, 1801-1957. Over half of the collection is devoted to the papers of prominent New York City and New Orleans merchant James Colles (1788-1883), and his granddaughter, the artist Gertrude Colles (1869-1957) of New York City and Morristown, New Jersey.

14 linear feet; 33 boxes, 3 vols.

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