Papers, 1741-1898 [photoprints and microfilm].


Papers, 1741-1898 [photoprints and microfilm].

The records consist of photocopies of two separate collections of Shipley family papers preserved by descendants, Mrs. Gordon S. Hargraves and Mrs. Henry W. Farnum.

1.2 linear ft.



SNAC Resource ID: 6683453

Hagley Museum & Library

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