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Barrows family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00050

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, deeds, wills, receipts and other papers of Charles, Eli and William Barrows and other members of the Barrows family of Brimfield, Monson and New Braintree, Massachusetts; Pomfret, Connecticut and Bridport, Vermont. It also includes papers of David Barker of Vermont, legal documents of Asa Godfrey of Whitingham, Vermont, and legal documents of Nicholas Holbrook of Brimfield, Massachusetts. Also included are receipts for the purchase of rum and other spirits sold to Eli Barrows of Brimfield, Massachusetts from 1845-1847, purchased from Robert M. Morse & Co., Boston. Additionally, there are letters (1799-1800) from Charles Barrows to his brother William, from Union Camp at Plainfield, New Jersey.

Dates of Materials

  • 1798 - 1891


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for 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.


0.438 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.

Barrows family papers
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Ellice Amanna
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-10-29: Finding aid updated to current standards and published.

Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063