COLLECTION GUIDES

1833-1964

Guide to the Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of the originals is restricted. Digital facsimiles are available for use in the MHS Reading Room. Consult the reference librarian for more information.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of 12 bound volumes of records of Naushon Island, Mass., kept by members of the Forbes family and their guests.

Collection Description

This collection consists of 12 bound volumes of records of Naushon Island, one of the Elizabeth Islands, Mass. The volumes contain guest lists, daily records, poems, photographs, watercolors, drawings, clippings, play programs, scripts, memoranda, extracts, correspondence, and records of plantings, trees, sheep, hunting, sailing, and weather on the island. The books were kept by members of the Forbes family and include contributions from their guests, including Annie Drinker (a.k.a. Edith May), Oliver W. Holmes, Ellen Sturgis Hooper, John Hopkins Morison, Ephraim Peabody, Catharine M. Sedgwick, William W. Swain, Caroline Sturgis Tappan, Henry W. Torrey, John Weiss, and others. Forbes family members represented include Alice Forbes Cary, John Murray Forbes, W. Cameron Forbes, and Sarah Forbes Hughes. The dates of the volumes overlap (1833-1855, 1833-1883, 1833-1888, 1833-1949, 1834-1875, 1836-1946, 1844-1883, 1860-1881, 1866-1936, 1872-1893, 1872-1964, 1890-1925), and some content is copied into more than one volume.

Acquisition Information

On deposit from the Naushon Trust, Inc., June 2014.

Restrictions on Access

Use of the originals is restricted. Digital facsimiles are available for use in the MHS Reading Room. Consult the reference librarian for more information.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.

Restrictions on Use

The Naushon Island (Mass.) volumes have been placed on deposit at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The Massachusetts Historical Society does not claim ownership to the literary rights (copyright) to this collection. Users should be aware that access to the material does not imply permission to publish.

Digital facsimiles are for personal use only. Electronic files or print-outs may not be donated or deposited in other libraries or archives, or made available to other researchers without the written permission of the donor.

Other Formats

Digital facsimiles of the Naushon Island (Mass.) volumes are available (DF-013). Use of the digital facsimiles is restricted to the MHS Reading Room.

Arrangement Note

When these volumes were deposited at the Massachusetts Historical Society, they had been organized according to multiple numbering schemes. Because of this, and because the dates of the volumes overlap, they have been rearranged in a simple chronological sequence and identified as Vols. A-L without regard to any original numbering. The number or Roman numeral embossed on the cover of each volume has been included in the Detailed Description below for reference only.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1Vol. A
1833-1855Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. I. 1833 to 1842"
Box 1Vol. B
1833-1883Embossed on cover: "Naushon. Vol. I."
Box 2Vol. C
1833-1888Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. 2 1842 to 1848"
Box 2Vol. D
1833-1949Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. 3 1848 to"
Box 3Vol. E
1834-1875Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. 4. 1856 to"
Box 4Vol. F
1836-1946Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. VII"
Box 5Vol. G
1844-1883Embossed on cover: "Naushon. Vol. II."
Box 3Vol. H
1860-1881Embossed on cover: "Naushon. Vol. 3."
Box 6Vol. I
1866-1936Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. VI"
Box 5Vol. J
1872-1893Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. IV."
Box 7Vol. K
1872-1964Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. VIII"
Box 8Vol. L
1890-1925Embossed on cover: "Naushon Vol. 5"

Preferred Citation

Naushon Island (Mass.) volumes, 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:

Cary, Alice Hathaway Forbes, 1838-1917.
Forbes family--Photographs.
Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898.
Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894.
Hooper, Ellen Sturgis, 1812-1848.
Hughes, Sarah Forbes.
May, Edith, 1827-
Morison, John Hopkins, 1808-1896.
Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856.
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867.
Swain, William W., 1793-1858.
Tappan, Caroline Sturgis, 1819-1888.
Torrey, H. W. (Henry Warren), 1814-1893.
Weiss, John, 1818-1879.

Subjects:

Agriculture--Massachusetts--Naushon Island.
Drawings.
Elizabeth Islands (Mass.).
Hunting--Massachusetts--Naushon Island.
Naushon Island (Mass.)--History.
Naushon Island (Mass.)--Photographs.
Outdoor recreation--Massachusetts--Naushon Island.
Poetry.
Watercolor painting.