Papers, 1828-1877.


Crosby family. Papers, 1828-1877.

Papers, 1828-1877.

Papers of the Crosby family of Bangor, Maine. Includes business correspondence, receipts, and bills of lading (1828-33) for pottery, cloth, liquor, and dry goods shipped from Boston to William C. Crosby & Co. of Bangor. Family correspondents include Jeanette and Emily Watson and Mary N. Crosby. Jeanette Watson describes an 1850 meeting of the Religious Union of Associationists in Boston to mark the anniversary of the birth of Charles Fourier; she also witnessed the wedding of Louis Agassiz and Elizabeth Cabot Cary. Mary Crosby describes Boston social life, fashions, and the visit of Prince Edward (later King Edward VII) to Boston in 1860.

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Fourier, Charles, 1772-1837 (person)

French social scientist and reformer. From the description of Letter, 1823 Jan 16, to the editor of the newspaper LE CONSTITUTIONNEL. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500132 From the description of Letter, 1829 Mar. 21, to Baron de Férussac. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122369503 From the description of Indication de cinq planètes inconnues : manuscript, 1820 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510613 ...

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Crosby family. (person)

The Crosby family lived in Connecticut during the 1830s, 40s and 50s; the children married and moved to New York, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. From the description of Papers, 1814-1915. (Grand Rapids Public Library). WorldCat record id: 17599181 Percy W. Crosby, son of William and Nancy Crosby of Thorndike, Maine, worked on a ranch in Flat Willow and Grass Range, Montana during 1894 and 1895 when he wrote to Clara B. (Belle) Gordon. Clara B. (Belle) ...