William Munroe papers, 1861-1875.


William Munroe papers, 1861-1875.

Papers, 1861-1875, consist of: agreement between Munroe and John Garrison of Concord, 1861 July 6, concerning parcel of land; acknowledgment by legatees of William Munroe, Sr.'s estate, (including William Munroe, Jr.) of receipt of bequests, 1861 September 7; two ALS, William Munroe to Nathan Brooks, 1861 March 15 and May 10, concerning settlement of estate of William Munroe, Sr.; two ALS, William Munroe to George M. Brooks. 1872 April 12 and 1870 October 27, regarding property purchased by Munroe of Brooks in preparation for building of Concord Free Public Library; ALS, William Munroe to Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, 1869 May 18, regarding his desire to make a gift to the Town of Concord of a new public library; three ALS, William Munroe to Frederic Hudson, 1869 April 12 and 14, regarding land in the center of Concord for building library, and 1872 December 21, asking Hudson to reconsider his decision not to become a library trustee; ALS, William Munroe to librarian Ellen F. Whitney, 1875 March 29, congratulating her on completion of the new library catalog; two ALS, William Munroe to Albert Wood, 1869 August 28 and 1872 March 12, the former requesting that Wood make a plan of the Brooks house lot, the latter asking him to assist in the building of the library by making and testing levels.

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Brooks, Nathan, 1785-1863

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Hudson, Frederic, 1819-1875

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Brooks, G. M. (George Melvin), 1875-1973

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Resident of Lawton and Pumpkin Center (outside of Letitia, Okla.); worked for the Lawton post office; b. in Missouri; moved to Comanche County, Okla., 1904 and lived on a farm in Pumpkin Center; won prize for the agricultural float in Lawton's 1914 birthday parade; m. Emma Clay in 1902. From the description of G.M. Brooks photograph collection, 1909-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166429113 ...

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