Mary Ogden Abbott papers, 1764-1981, bulk: 1920-1980.


Mary Ogden Abbott papers, 1764-1981, bulk: 1920-1980.

Papers of artist, traveler, hunter, and equestrian Mary Ogden Abbott of Concord, Mass., 1920-1981, includes correspondence with her mother Mary Adams Abbott, her brother John Adams Abbott, and her friend Frank Masland; other letters to and from her mother, brother, grandmother Mary Hone Adams, other brother Henry Adams Abbott, and other friends; travel writings and notes; sketches; scrapbooks; published pamphlets of her adventures; legal and financial papers; maps; clippings; and Abbott family genealogical notes. Papers pertain to her extensive travels by car and horseback made with her mother, 1920-28, including travels to California, Montana, the Grand Canyon, the Far East, Middle East, and Europe; wild game hunting in India and Mexico; and travels down the San Juan River with friends called the 'River Rats' or 'Canyoneers.' Other subjects include Abbott's art, including her drawings and woodcarvings; gardening; poetry; plays by her mother; her daily life in Concord, Mass.; her equestrian activities with the Middlesex Hunt Club in South Lincoln, Mass; and her participation with the Adams Memorial Society of which she was president. This collection also includes, bills and deeds of the Griggs family of New Hampshire, 1764-1828, and published booklets on the 'Abbott's of Lowell in the Civil War.'

4 record cartons and 1 oversize box (stored offsite)

Related Entities

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Adams, Mary Ogden, 1843-1935 (person)

Abbott, Grafton St. Loe, 1856-1915. (person)

Abbott, John Adams, b. 1896. (person)

Adams Memorial Society (corporateBody)

Nonprofit association consisting of Adams family members; established by Brooks Adams in 1926; converted the "Old House" (also known as Adams House) to a museum after the death of Brooks Adams in 1927; donated the site and its collections to the people of the United States under the stewardship of the National Park Service in 1946; society remains an active partner and advisor in the preservation of the park. From the description of Adams National Historical Park, Adams Memorial Soci...

Abbott, Henry Adams, b. 1892. (person)

Middlesex Hunt Club (South Lincoln, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Abbott family (family)

Griggs family. (family)

Abbott, Mary Ogden, 1895-1981. (person)

Abbott, Mary Adams, 1867-1933. (person)

Masland, Frank (person)