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Ray family papers

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Ray, Addie Wadhams Stevens

Stevens, Henry Ward and Jane Wadhams

Miscellaneous



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Ray family papers, 1855-1886 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Collection Overview

Title: Ray family papers, 1855-1886Add to your cart.

ID: 00/1966-01-0

Primary Creator: Ray family

Extent: 2.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 01/01/1966

Subjects: Ray, Addie Stevens, Ray family, Schools - Connecticut, Stevens, Edward R., Stevens, Jane Wadhams, Wadhams, Phoebe Collins, Wadhams family

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Drawings, Manuscripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ray Family papers (1966-01-0) contain correspondence, drawings, school papers, and a newspaper clipping relating to the family of Addie Wadhams Stevens Ray (1846-1918). Other family members represented in the papers include her mother Jane Wadhams Stevens (1815-1862), grandmother Phoebe Collins Wadhams (1773-1867), cousin Alida Collins Benson (1834- ), and uncle Edward R. Stevens.

Addie Wadhams Stevens Ray was the daughter of Henry Ward and Jane Wadhams Stevens. They resided in Bridgeport, but after Henry's death in 1850, his widow and daughter moved to Litchfield, Conn., to live with Jane's mother. Addie attended the Hartford Female Academy and married cotton broker William Ray in 1870. They lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., and had four children.

Subject/Index Terms

Ray, Addie Stevens
Ray family
Schools - Connecticut
Stevens, Edward R.
Stevens, Jane Wadhams
Wadhams, Phoebe Collins
Wadhams family

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Helen Ray

Acquisition Method: Gift

Separated Materials: Photographic portraits are in the Litchfield Historical Society Photograph Collection: Series 2: Folder 179; and in the daguerreotype collection.

Preferred Citation: Ray family papers (1966-01-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Finding Aid Revision History: July 2015

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


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Series 1: Ray, Addie Wadhams StevensAdd to your cart.
Papers of Addie Wadhams Stevens, most from before she married William Ray.
Sub-Series 1: School work, 1861-1864Add to your cart.
Compositions and other school assignments by Addie Wadhams Stevens.
Folder 1: Essays, 1861-1862Add to your cart.
Handwritten compositions on various topics, some with a teacher's corrections and comments. One lists Miss E. Taylor, principal; and Miss C. Church as assistant. Miss Taylor had a school for young ladies in Litchfield at that time.
Folder 2: Essays, 1863-1864Add to your cart.
Handwritten compositions on various topics written while Addie W. Stevens was a student at the Hartford Female Seminary.
Folder 3: Questions and answersAdd to your cart.
Lists of questions on a variety of topics and some answers. Perhaps homework or classroom assignments. There are some corrections in red ink.
Sub-Series 2: Letters to Abbie Wadhams Stevens RayAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters to Addie Wadhams Stevens, 1855-1862Add to your cart.
Letters to Addie from her mother; grandmother; cousin Alida; Aunt Ann and others. Many are undated.
Folder 2: Letters to Addie Stevens Ray, 1886Add to your cart.
A letter to Addie from Clara dated from Litchfield, June 13, 1886 mostly with news about the fire in the center of Litchfield.
Folder 3: Cards and stationeryAdd to your cart.
Valentine's Day and other cards.
Folder 4: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Newspaper clippings, calling cards, and exhibition guide.
Series 2: Stevens, Henry Ward and Jane WadhamsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
A letter to Jane Stevens (Mrs. Henry) from Mary J. Brace; a letter to Henry W. Stevens from  Mr. Rolos in France dated Oct. 27, 1841 with a translation; and an undated cash account for Henry Stevens.
Series 3: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Ray, Edward drawings, 1895Add to your cart.
Pen and ink drawings signed E.R.
Folder 2: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Printed directions for paper furniture; and a State of Louisiana Public Instrument of Protest dated 1842 served at the request of William E. Severich, cashier of the Bank of Louisiana concerning a note of Mr. Collins. Other names on the document are W. Snether & Co., James H. Caldwell, and Saflin & Stevens.


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