Streeter Family Papers, 1890-1962.


Streeter Family Papers, 1890-1962.

Papers (1890-1918) of Frank Sherwin Streeter as Trustee of Dartmouth College and as a state and national Republican leader. Correspondence and genealogical notes (1894-1934) of Lilian Streeter including materials on her ancestor David Goodall, Dartmouth 1777. Personal papers, correspondence, and photographs (1940-1962) of Ruth Streeter as first commanding officer of the Marine Corps Womens Reserve.

1.5 linear ft. (1 box)


SNAC Resource ID: 7122308

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