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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

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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.


0.229 linear feet (1 container)


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

Cheney family papers
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  • 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

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063