COLLECTION GUIDES

1950s-1990s

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Gerald M. Kelly Research Materials are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of research materials compiled by Gerald M. Kelly on the genealogy of the Wheelwright family and the capture of Esther Wheelwright and others by Native Americans during the 1700s.

Collection Description

This collections consists of research material compiled by Gerald M. Kelly on the genealogy of the Wheelwright family and the capture of Esther Wheelwright and others by Native Americans during the 1700s, compiled between the 1950s and 1990s. Includes correspondence with living members of the Wheelwright family, nuns at the Ursuline Convent in Quebec regarding Esther Wheelwright, and various archival repositories regarding sources. Also includes handwritten research notes; and a typescript of an article written by Kelly entitled, "Thy hand shall lead me : the story of Esther Wheelwright."

Acquisition Information

A portion of this collection was donated by Brigid Kelly Rupp, March 1999. These items are stored in carton 7.

Restrictions on Access

The Gerald M. Kelly Research Materials are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1 # SH 12S5
Wheelwright family genealogy (including correspondence with living Wheelwright family members)
Carton 1 # SH 12S5
Esther Wheelwright (including correspondence with nuns at the Ursuline Convent)
Carton 1 # SH 12S5
Louis Allan
Carton 1 # SH 12S5
C. Alice Baker
Carton 1 # SH 12S5
Louis Albert Duforillon
Carton 1 # SH 12S5
Father Meriel
Carton 1 # SH 12S5
Stebbins family
Carton 2# SH 12S6 $
Wheelwright family genealogy (including correspondence with living Wheelwright family members)
Carton 3# SH 12S7 /
Wheelwright family genealogy (including correspondence with living Wheelwright family members)
Carton 3# SH 12S7 /
Esther Wheelwright
Carton 4# SH 12S8 +
Wheelwright family genealogy (including correspondence with living Wheelwright family members)
Carton 4# SH 12S8 +
Manuscript by Gerald M. Kelly: "Thy hand shall lead me : the story of Esther Wheelwright" [typescript]
Carton 5# SH 12S9 %
Wheelwright family genealogy
Carton 5# SH 12S9 %
Willey family genealogy
Carton 5# SH 12S9 %
LeRoy family genealogy
Carton 5# SH 12S9 %
John Henry Lydius
Carton 6# SH 19KI 7
Wheelwright family genealogy
Carton 6# SH 19KI 7
Esther Wheelwright (including correspondence with nuns at the Ursuline Convent)
Carton 6# SH 19KI 7
Indian captives during the 1700s
Carton 7# SH 12SB 1
Wheelwright family genealogy
Carton 7# SH 12SB 1
Esther Wheelwright (including correspondence with nuns at the Ursuline Convent)
Carton 7# SH 12SB 1
Indian captives during the 1700s

Preferred Citation

Gerald M. Kelly research materials, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Wheelwright, Esther, 1696-1780.
Wheelwright family -- Genealogy.

Organizations:

Ursulines.

Subjects:

History -- Research.
Historians.
Indian captivities -- Sources.
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815.