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Cheney family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00240

Scope and Contents

The Cheney Family Papers include typescripts of family letters and photographs (photocopies), edited and bound by Eileen Learned in 1988.

Dates of Materials

  • 1836-1904


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections ( at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

Mary (Bushnell) Cheney (?- 22 Jun 1917), daughter of Horace Bushnell, married Frank Woodbridge Cheney (5 Jun 1832-26 May 1909) in 1863. They had 12 children. Frank worked in silk manufacturing and travelled to China and elsewhere. He was also a lieutenant colonel in the Civil War. They lived in Hartford, Connecticut and in Keene Valley, New York.


1 boxes (.25 linear feet)


Executive, silk industry; Homemaker. Typescripts of family letters and photographs (photocopies).
Cheney family papers
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Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:17-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Young Library
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Northampton MA 01063