COLLECTION GUIDES

1789-1957

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Noyes family papers II 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 PARTIALLY PROCESSED.


Collection Summary

Abstract

The Noyes family papers consist primarily of correspondence of Daniel Parker Noyes, Presbyterian clergyman, his wife, Helen McGregor (Means) Noyes, and their family. Correspondence pertains to family matters: births, deaths, marriages, education, travel, and other information on social and domestic life during the second half of the 19th century. Other families represented are the Means and Parish families.

Collection Description

The Noyes family papers consist primarily of correspondence of Daniel Parker Noyes, Presbyterian clergyman, his wife, Helen McGregor (Means) Noyes, and their family. Included are descriptions of undergraduate life at Yale College by Daniel P. Noyes (1840), Edward P. Noyes (1880), and Atherton Noyes (1885). Letters between Daniel P. Noyes and his parents, Daniel and Mary (Parish) Noyes, contain references to his work as a tutor at Yale, pastor of the Jay Street Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., Secretary of the American Home Missionary Society and the Home Evangelization for Massachusetts, and as pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Mass. Correspondence of Marion McGregor Noyes, her parents, and brothers, Edward P. Noyes and Atherton Noyes, pertains to family matters--births, deaths, marriages, education, travel, and other information on social and domestic life during the second half of the 19th century. Included are letters concerning Marion M. Noyes' interest in the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, the Massachusetts Child Labor Committee, and Simmons College. In addition there are letters of Richard Atherton Noyes detailing his active service in France with the American Expeditionary Force in 1917-1918; a Jan. 1840 description of the trial in the Amistad (Schooner) case; a long account of the illness and death of Eliza J. Bigelow; and a series of letters of Henry M. Dexter, classmate of Daniel P. Noyes. Other families represented are the Means and Parish families.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by purchase, May 1978.

Restrictions on Access

The Noyes family papers II 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 PARTIALLY PROCESSED.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 154L X
Correspondence, 1789-1852
Carton 2SH 154M Y
Correspondence, 1853-1869
Carton 3SH 154N Z
Correspondence, 1870-Aug. 1882
Carton 4SH 154P .
Correspondence, Sept. 1882 - Nov. 1887
Carton 5SH 154Q
Correspondence, Dec. 1887 - 1895
Carton 6SH 154R $
Correspondence, 1900-1917
Carton 7SH 154S /
Correspondence, 1918-1929
Carton 8SH 154T +
Newspaper clippings, 1855-1940
Carton 8SH 154T +
Undated materials, ca. 1850-1940
Carton 8SH 154T +
Noyes family genealogy
Carton 8SH 154T +
Receipts, 1899-1906
Carton 8SH 154T +
Religious circulars, 1840-1920

Preferred Citation

Noyes family papers II, 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:

Bigelow, Eliza J.
Dexter, Henry Martyn, 1821-1890
Noyes, Atherton, b. 1863
Noyes, Daniel
Noyes, Daniel Parker, 1820-1888
Noyes, Edward Parish, 1857-1913
Noyes, Helen McGregor
Noyes, Helen McGregor Means
Noyes, Hester
Noyes, Marion McGregor, b. 1855
Noyes, Mary Parish
Noyes, Richard Atherton, b. 1894
Means family
Parish family

Organizations:

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
American Home Missionary Society
Home Evangelization for Massachusetts
Jay Street Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Massachusetts Child Labor Committee
Presbyterian Church Clergy
Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, Mass.)
Simmons College
Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.)
Yale University Students
Amistad (Schooner)

Subjects:

World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
Massachusetts -- Social life and customs -- 19th century