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Collection Overview

Administrative Information


Biographical History

Scope and Contents


Subject and Genre Headings


Series I. Grosvenor family genealogies, circa 1866-1926, undated

Series II. Correspondence, circa 1892-1945, undated

Series III. Photographs, circa 1861-1914, undated

Series IV. Notes on the Crissey Family, circa 1837, 1861, 1877, undated


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Grosvenor Family Genealogy: Papers of Sardis L. Crissey Family, circa 1837-1945, undated

Collection Overview

Creator: Crissey family
Title: Grosvenor Family Genealogy: Papers of Sardis L. Crissey Family
Inclusive Dates: circa 1837-1945, undated
Call number: RBR CS71 .C757 G46
Extent: 6 manuscript boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Consists of records collected and created by the Crissey branch (Sardis, Hannah, and Mabel Crissey) of the Grosvenor family. Contains manuscripts of genealogies and charts of the Grosvenor family and its branches, with a small amount focusing on the Crissey branch. Also includes photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and historical accounts of the Grosvenor family.
Language: Collection materials are in English.
Repository: Rare Book Room, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Grosvenor Family Genealogy: Papers of the Sardis L. Crissey Family, Central Library: Rare Book Room, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Collection acquisition is unclear; although it appears to have been on deposit or gifted to the Grosvenor Library. Grosvenor Librarian Augustus Shearer wrote to Mabel Crissey in 1940 regarding acquisition of the collection [letter in folder 4.2].

Processing Information

Collection processed by: Amy Vilz, January 2008

Finding aid encoded by: Amy Vilz, October 2010

Note: Previously, this collection existed in two parts. An initial portion of this collection was partially processed and cataloged as the [Genealogy of the Mighill Cressey [i.e. Crissey] family and other families]. The catalog record for this collection, as well as a brief inventory, was retained. At a later date, a separate box of materials from this collection was discovered. This box, along with the initial materials, was re-established as one collection, Grosvenor Family Genealogy: Papers of the Sardis L. Crissey Family.

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Access Restrictions

The Grosvenor Family Genealogy: Papers of the Sardis L. Crissey Family collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

See librarian for information on reproducing materials from this collection, including photocopies, digital camera images, or digital scans, as well as copyright restrictions that may pertain to these materials.

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Biographical History

About the Sardis Crissey family

Sardis Little Crissey was born April 5, 1840 in Stockton, New York. A member of the Grosvenor family (via Leicester Grosvenor), he was also a descendent of John Davenport, Roger Williams, and Anan Winsor.[1] He fought in the 49th regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, including the battles of Williamsburg, Mechanicsville, and Yorktown. After the war, he worked for the General Land Office in Washington, DC and later earned degrees in both medicine and law.

Sardis married Hannah Maria Morse on December 18, 1867. The materials of this collection were gathered by Maria as she researched the genealogy of the Crissey family. Eventually, her study focused on the Grosvenor line. Through correspondence with family members, photographs and information on the various Grosvenor branches were assembled into the Grosvenor family genealogy. After Sardis' death in 1906 and Maria's death in 1912, the manuscript was continued and maintained by their daughter Mabel Edith Crissey. Ultimately, the genealogy manuscript was acquired by the Grosvenor Library, a precursor to the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.[2]

About the Grosvenor family

The Grosvenor (pronounced Grove-ner) family first came to America in 1680, when John and Esther Grosvenor emigrated form Cheshire, England to Roxbury, Massachusetts.[3] In her book, The Grosvenor Library and its Times, Margaret Richmond Fess states:

Genealogical records show that members of the Grosvenor family were military and community leaders. Their names were linked with the building of schools and churches. In their homes were entertained guests of national importance, such as Alexander Hamilton and Martin Van Buren. During the Revolutionary War, a number of Grosvenors served as officers in George Washington's army.[4]

Abel Grosvenor and Reuben Heacock were the first of the Grosvenor family to arrive in Buffalo at the turn of the nineteenth century. They made their living as merchants. At Abel's death in 1813, his brother Seth Grosvenor came to Buffalo to settle the estate.[5] Seth himself would also prove to be a successful merchant, and lived in Buffalo from 1813-1815.

The Grosvenor Room at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library takes its name from Seth Grosvenor. After the British burned the village of Buffalo in the War of 1812, Grosvenor played a prominent role in helping to rebuild the devastated community. Although Grosvenor took his expert business skills to New York City, at his death in 1857, he bequeathed $40,000 to the City of Buffalo to establish a public reference library. The Grosvenor Library opened its doors to the public in March 1871.

1 "Dr. Sardis L. Crissey Dead," The Washington Post, April 30, 1906, pp.12.
2 Grosvenor Family History Book, Accessed 9/27/2007.
3 Fess, Margaret Richmond. The Grosvenor Library and its Times. Buffalo and Erie County Public Library: Buffalo, New York, 1956, pp. 4.
4 Ibid. pp. 5.
5 Ibid. pp. 6.

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Scope and Contents

Organized into four series, this collection details the genealogy of the Grosvenor Family as assembled by Sardis, Hannah, and Mabel Crissey. It is comprised of an unpublished manuscript, ancestral charts, correspondence, and photographs documenting the Grosvenors and various family branches. The first three series concern the Grosvenor family genealogy records.

Series I

This series encompasses the bulk of the collection, and contains Grosvenor family genealogies, ancestral charts, and family history manuscript.

Series II

Series II contains correspondence of the Crissey family, namely Sardis L., Hannah Maria, and Mabel Edith and mainly relates Grosvenor family history. Five glass plate negatives with images of an unknown document in Spanish are also included in this series. The document, seemingly correspondence, is dated 1794 with visible signatures of Esteban Miró, governor of the Louisiana territory and Florida. The relationship of these documents to the Crissey or Grosvenor families is unclear.

Series III

Photographs are organized in this series, and consist of portraits, grave markers, and homes.

Series IV

Sardis, Hannah, and Mabel also compiled records on the Crissey family history and genealogy. Consisting mainly of notebooks, these records are located in Series IV as Notes on the Crissey family.

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The collection is organized in four series.

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Subject Headings


Crissey family
Crissey, Hannah Maria
Crissey, Mabel Edith
Crissey, Sardis Little
Grosvenor, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1845-1936
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth
Shearer, Augustus Hunt, 1878-1941

Corporate Bodies

First Church in Roxbury (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Grosvenor Library


Allen family—Genealogy
Crissey family—Genealogy—Charts, diagrams, etc.
Grosvenor family—Genealogy—Charts, diagrams, etc.
Libraries—New York (State)—Buffalo
Payson family—Genealogy
Putnam family—Genealogy
Tarbell family—Genealogy
Wheeler family—Genealogy

Genres and Forms

glass negatives

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Series I. Grosvenor family genealogies, circa 1866-1926, undated
Scope and content: Consists of ancestral charts, heraldry, and family histories. Quoted folder titles were taken directly from the material. Four folders, 1.1-1.4, consist of notes, research material, and publications; these are located at the start of the series.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject.
Box 1.1 Clippings, undated; includes clippings regarding the Battle of Bunker Hill; Grosvenor Library; Edwin A. Grosvenor and his book, Constantinople; various Grosvenor relations.
Box 1.2-1.3 Notes, 1895, 1914, undated; includes description of Grosvenor Library at the Buffalo Savings Bank; journal clipping image of Christ Memorial Church in Pomfret, Connecticut; handwritten notation: "Until Miss Mabel E. Crissey gives her consent ('or dies'), this genealogy is not to be given to anyone" [signed Jay Crissey]; seal sketch [ink]; letter from H.M. Crissey regarding the Crissey genealogy and Grosvenor genealogies as two distinct items to be printed.
Box 1.4 Publications, 1895, 1896, 1926; includes pamphlets: 1895 Annual Congress of the Sons of the American Revolution; Putnam Leaflets: A Record of Current Events in the Putnam and Putnam Families..., vol. 2 [incomplete]; pamphlet cover: Constantinople, vol. 1 [2 copies]; catalog: The Plimpton Press.
Subseries A. Genealogy charts, undated
Scope and content: Includes ancestral charts for Grosvenor and extended family branches.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by title [often a family name].
Box 1.5 "Ebenezer F. Grosvenor Family," undated
Box 1.6 "Grosvenor name," undated
Box 1.7 "Grosvenor of Gravenor," undated; includes charts, notes, coats of arms sketches.
Box 1.8 "Leicester Grosvenor," undated; includes charts of Paine, Tarbell, and Wheeler branches.
Box 1.9 "Line of Thomas Grosvenor," undated
Box 1.10 "Payson Family," undated
Box 1.11 "Places Mentioned in Leicester Branch," undated; includes notes.
Box 1.12 "Stray Grosvenors," undated
Box 1.13 "Tarbell Family," undated
Box 1.14 "Thomas Grosvenor," undated
Box 1.15 "Other charts," undated; includes charts/notes for "Grosvenor family in New Haven, Conn.;" "Frank Livingston Grosvenor, MD;" "Mary Gray Grosvenor;" "Duorie Genealogical Index;" miscellaneous charts [arranged by ancestral number].
Box 1.16 "Untitled manuscript," undated; includes ancestral numbers with coordinating names, notes. [handwritten, bound]
Subseries B. Heraldry, circa 1866-1867, undated
Scope and content: Contains drawings, sketches, and notes.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject/title.
Box 1.17 "Arms: Coats of Mail and Crests," undated; consists of manuscript regarding coats, descriptions of Grosvenor coats, sketches.
Box 1.18-1.19 Artwork, undated; includes sketches/drawings of coats of arms, notes. [pencil, ink]
Box 1.20 "From the notes of Mrs. H.M. Crissey," undated; consists of manuscript regarding John Grosvenor including the "coat of arms of John Grosvenor of Roxbury."
Box 1.21 "Memorandum of pedigree...," circa 1866-1867; consists of manuscript regarding Sir Thomas C. Grosvenor of Holme.
Box 1.22 "Notes," undated; includes notes regarding coats of arms, newsprint clipping of coats design.
Subseries C. Family histories, undated
Scope and content: Includes type and handwritten manuscripts and notes relating histories of the Grosvenor family and extended family branches. Please note: The manuscript is in draft form, with inconsistent and overlapping pagination.
Arrangement: Numeric by page number and manuscript title, if identified.
Box 1.23 "John Grosvenor," pp. 1-10, undated
Box 1.24 "Grosvenor," pp. 11-23, undated
Box 1.25 "Descent of Hugh Lupus," pp. 15, undated
Box 1.26 "History of Chester," pp. 24-30, undated
Box 1.27 "Gravenor of Eaton," pp. 35-39, undated; includes sections entitled "Visitation of Warwickshire" and "Grosvenors of Chesire."
Box 1.28 "Grosvenor family of England," pp. 42-70, undated
Box 1.29 Untitled, pp. 54-55, 76-83, 85-86, undated
Box 1.30 "History of Staffordshire," pp. 86-88, undated; includes "Visitation of Warwickshire."
Box 1.31 "English ancestry of the Grosvenor family in America," pp. 90-95, undated
Box 1.32 "Stafford," pp. 92-93, undated
Box 1.33 "Chart VI: Visitation of London," pp. 85a, 98, 101, undated
Box 1.34 "John Grosvenor of Roxbury, Mass.," pp. 103-108, undated
Box 1.35 "Baskerville," pp. 109-112, undated
Box 1.36 "Family of Blythe," pp. 111, undated
Box 1.37 "Withmere, Wrightmere, or Whitmore," pp. 114-117, undated
Box 1.38 "John Grosvenor of Roxbury, Mass.," pp. 118-122, undated; includes "Record of births at the Court House, Boston, Mass."
Box 1.39 "The First Congregational Church in Roxbury, Mass.," pp. 127-137, 1894, 1902, undated; includes booklet: The Ancient Landmark: A Sermon; clippings.
Box 1.40 Untitled, pp. 140-143, undated
Box 1.41 "Clarke," pp. 144-154, undated
Box 2.1 "Esther Grosvenor, William Grosvenor, Gent., and John Grosvenor Jr. to Giles Dyer," pp. 156,158-166, undated
Box 2.2 Untitled, pp. 160-163, undated; regarding Jacob Jesson family.
Box 2.3 Untitled, pp. 164-166, undated; includes narratives regarding deeds of John, Leicester, Ebenezer, Thomas, and Joseph Grosvenor.
Box 2.4 "Second Generation," pp. 169-170a, undated; includes narrative.
Box 2.5 "Leicester Grosvenor," pp. 173, 175, 192-195, undated; includes "Will of Leicester Grosvenor."
Box 2.6 "The Hubbard family," pp. 176-178, undated
Box 2.7 "Adams family," pp.178-185 [some missing], undated
Box 2.8 "The Waldo family," pp. 184, 189-190, undated
Box 2.9 Untitled, pp. 197-211, undated; includes narratives regarding Susanne, Ebenezer, and Thomas Grosvenor; deeds of Abiel Cheney, John Marcy, Nathan Frink, Ebenezer Grosvenor.
Box 2.10 "Joseph Grosvenor," pp. 212-215, undated
Box 2.11 "State of the Country in 1756," pp. 216-217, undated
Box 2.12 "Pomfret in the War of the Revolution," pp. 218-221, undated
Box 2.13 "Third Generation," pp. 222-243, undated; includes narratives: "Church in Sturbridge," "Paine Genealogy;" charts: Esther, Mary, Anna, and Zeruiah Grosvenor.
Box 2.14 Untitled, pp. 244-255, undated; includes narratives: "Leicester Grosvenor, Jr.," "Weld family," "Will of Dr. John Weld," "Fairfax, Vt. Record."
Box 2.15 Untitled, pp. 256-282 [some missing], undated; includes "Capt. John Grosvenor," "Ebenezer Grosvenor, Jr.," "Cheney family," "Will of Ebenezer Grosvenor," "Caleb Grosvenor," "Hutchins family," "Ann Grosvenor."
Box 2.16 "William Grosvenor from his Mother," pp. 283-304, undated; includes deeds: "Amos Grosvenor to William Grosvenor," "Caleb Grosvenor to William Grosvenor."
Box 2.17 "Allen Family," pp. 308-330, undated; includes charts of families: Wheeler, Lyon, Grosvenor; narrative: "Will of Benjamin Griffin."
Box 2.18 "Davenport family," pp. 331-337, undated
Box 2.19-2.20 Untitled, pp. 348-455, undated; includes families: Shaw, Grosvenor; narratives of families: Williston, Hall, Bulkeley, Prescott, Putnam, Fitch.
Box 2.21 Untitled, pp. 358, 431a-432, undated; includes families: Greenwood, Adams.
Box 2.22 Untitled, pp. 456-470, undated; includes families: Allen, Tarbell, Paine.
Box 2.23 "Rev. Elijah Wheeler," pp. 471-503c, undated; includes families: Wheeler, Grosvenor, Gloyd, Crissey.
Box 2.24 Untitled, pp. 517-542 [some missing], undated; includes families: Grosvenor, Marcy; narrative of Hubbard family.
Box 2.25 Untitled, pp. 543-554, 561, undated; includes Dr. Aaron, Hannah, Lucy, Asa Jr., and Ebenezer Hall Grosvenor.
Box 2.26 Untitled, pp. 558-596, undated; includes families: Hall, Williston, Grosvenor.
Box 2.27 Untitled, pp. 598, undated; includes Genevra Laura Cooley, Newton Crissey, Samuel Shephard Crissey.
Box 2.28 Untitled, pp. 607, 609-643 [some missing], undated; includes families: Sessions, Grosvenor, Reynolds.
Box 2.29 Untitled, pp. 644-663, undated; includes "Adams Genealogy;" charts of families: Allen, Lynn, Tarbell, Cheney.
Box 2.30 Untitled, pp. 666-690, undated; includes families: Emmons, Demmon, Paine, Wheeler.
Box 2.31 Untitled, pp. 691-726, undated; includes families: Wheeler, Davenport, Van Wagenen, Grosvenor, Bishop, Butler, Ellis, Crissey, Thompson, Gloyd, Bushnell; narratives of families: Warren, Winsor.
Box 2.32 Untitled, pp. 730-790 [some missing], undated; includes families: Winsor, Crissey, Grosvenor, Eldredge, Abbe, Williams, Stanley, Heacock, Perrin, Marcy, Parker, Wilkinson.
Box 3.1-3.3 Untitled, pp. 791-935, undated; includes families: Marcy, Grosvenor, Hubbard, Cargill Newton, Wright, Goddard, Coit, Sanderson, Bissell, Grannis, Craig, Sutton, Hall, Smith, Clark, Sessions, Woolcott, Sabin, Reynolds, Osgood, Storrs, Hutchins, Danielson, Ely, Adams; family narratives: "Genealogy of Percy Parker, Esq., of Lowell," "Payson family;" chart: "Pedigree of Bowen Family from Adam".
Box 3.4 Untitled, pp. 936-995, undated; includes families: Allen, Martin, Charles, Stone, Wallace, Swift, Tarbell, Cheney, Sherman, Paige, Warren, Randall, Emmons, Alden, Hewett, Paine, Williams, Howard, Wallis, Chamberlain, Miller, Walker, Sanger, Wheeler, Swezy, Rose, Gillies, Fairbanks, Davenport, Van Wagenen, Morris, Simmerman, Perry, Bishop, Grosvenor, Julian, Cramer, Butler, Hook, Hill, Thompson, Blackman, Gloyd, Bushnell, Ely.
Box 3.5 Untitled, pp. 1001-1021, undated; includes families: Crissey, Warren, Lazell, Winsor, Grosvenor, Goodhue, Fessenden, Teakle, Potter, Humphreys; narrative: "Cushings Perilous Task."
Box 3.6 "Diary of Stanley Porter," pp. 1030-1057 [some missing], undated; includes narrative; families: Porter, Talcott, Heacock, Hopkins, Seymour, Sessions, Marcy, Grosvenor, Wilmarth, Van Dusen, Woodin, Parker.
Box 3.7-3.8 Untitled, pp. 800-857a [some missing], undated; includes families: Perrin, Briggs, Town, Franklin, Marcy, Niles, Flagg, Cross, Brown, Grosvenor, Ward, Matthewson, Hubbard, Marsh, Parker, Jackman, Lasell, Cargill, Sanborn, Gates.
Box 3.9 Untitled, pp. 858-888, undated; includes families: Grosvenor, Allen, Manning, Kent, White, Spooner, Douglass, Curtiss, Peabody, Wright, Hoyt, Martin, Goddard, Bliss, Harmon, Pike, Thompson.
Box 3.10 Untitled, pp. 889-936, undated; includes families: Moore, Grosvenor, Kibbee, Early, Zeigler, McGowan, Cook, Sanderson, Bissell, Grannis, Pollard, Craig, Foote, Tate, Hall, Rood, Clark, Brooks, Harmon, Harris, Gunn, Guffin, Day, Wolcott, Laselle, Hawley, Calvert, Osgood, Goodridge, Lyon.
Box 3.11 Untitled, pp. 940-941, undated; includes families: Randall, Sweet, Hershey, Rolfe, Hewett, Grosvenor, Gates, Paine, Mosher, Wheeler, Horton, Stevens, Alexander, Gear.
Box 3.12 Untitled, pp. 948-973, 981, undated; includes families: Nelson, Gates, Butler, Boyce, Danner, Bracken, Kendall, Grosvenor, Lawrence, Wheeler, Barnes, Davenport, Hutchison, Vail, Marsh, Parker, Lasell, Farmer, Joy, Cargill, Bachelder, Thome, Early, Goodwin, Read, Guffin, Burge.
Box 3.13 "Abington, Conn.," undated; includes narrative.
Box 3.14 "Index," undated; includes index to manuscript.
Box 3.15 Other family history manuscript, undated; includes families Tarbell, Grosvenor, Alden.
Series II. Correspondence, circa 1892-1945, undated
Scope and content: Consists of correspondence of the Crissey family (Sardis L., Hannah Maria, and Mabel Edith) with various persons regarding Grosvenor family descendents and the Crissey family's Grosvenor genealogy manuscript. Also contains 5 glass plate negatives of document in Spanish. These are located at the end of the series in Box 6. **Please note: ALS= autographed letter signed; TLS= typewritten letter signed.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by correspondent.
Box 3.16 General correspondence, circa 1884-1924; includes postcards, correspondence of Hannah Crissey: Jennie Booth King [ALS], Florence [ALS], Francene Marean? [ALS], L.? M. Grosvenor [ALS], E. Manning? [ALS]; letter from Mason Grosvenor to Henry M. Holt [TLS]; marriage announcement of Ruth Field and Perry Clifford Pierce [handwritten notes on front and verso].
Box 3.17 A.E.C., 1908; includes notes and postcard image of Clarke? family. [ALS]
Box 3.18 Mrs. N.S. Bennet, undated [ALS]
Box 3.19 Clarence W. Bowen, 1922 [TLS]
Box 3.20 Frank E. Cotton, 1904 [ALS]
Box 3.21 Harry G. Crocker, 1922 [TLS]
Box 3.22 Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, 1911 [TLS]
Box 3.23 Benjamin Grosvenor, 1892 [ALS]
Box 3.24 C.H. Grosvenor, 1892, 1894 [TLS]
Box 3.25 Horace C. Grosvenor, 1939 [ALS]
Box 3.26 Mildred Grosvenor, undated [ALS]
Box 3.27 Alice D. Higley, 1908; includes notes and pamphlet regarding Elmer Ellsworth Higley: The Happy Habit Man. [TLS]
Box 3.28 Winthrop H. Hopkins, circa 1939-1945 [ALS, TLS]
Box 3.29 Ida F. Humphreys, 1916, undated [ALS]
Box 3.30 Mrs. Charles G. Osgood, 1911, undated [ALS]
Box 3.31 Mrs. C.E. Parmelee, 1893 [ALS]
Box 4.1 Helen L. Peet, 1913, 1914 [ALS]
Box 4.2 Augustus H. Shearer, 1923, 1940; regarding publishing the Grosvenor genealogy manuscript in the Grosvenor Library Bulletin; depositing the Grosvenor genealogy manuscript in the Grosvenor Library. [TLS]
Box 6 Glass plate negatives: Esteban Miró, undated; consists of 5 plates of documents [correspondence?] dated 1794, relating to Miró, governor of the Louisiana territory and Florida. [in Spanish]. [Fragile, see librarian for handling.]
Series III. Photographs, circa 1861-1914, undated
Scope and content: Consists of portraits with a few images of grave markers and buildings. Quoted folder titles were taken directly from the material.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by name or subject.
Subseries A. Portraits, 1861-1867, 1914, undated
Scope and content: Consists of images of Grosvenor family and relations. Most images are cabinet photographs. However, a few are journal clippings, engravings, etc. and are noted in brackets.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by surname.
Box 4.3 Craig, undated; image of Mrs. H.G. Craig. [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.4 Crissey, 1893, undated; images of Sardis L. Crissey. [1 photograph; 6 cabinet photographs: 1 with annotation on verso, "Sardis L. Crissey, whose wife compiled the Genealogy;" 1 cartes-de-visite]
Box 4.5 French, undated; image of Sarah French. [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.6 Goddard, undated; image of Daniel Bulkey Gossard. [cartes-de-visite]
Box 4.7 Grosvenor, A-E, 1887, undated; images of Grosvenor family: Dr. Aaron [cabinet photograph]; Arthur Rufus and Ellen Leonin? [cabinet photograph]; Benjamin [cabinet photograph]; Benjamin F., Susan J., Anna May, and Frank Wilton [cabinet photograph]; Rev. Charles Payson [cabinet photograph]; Chauncey Frederick [cabinet photograph]; Cyrus Pitt [cabinet photograph]; Rev. Daniel [cartes-de-visite]; Mrs. Daniel [cartes-de-visite]; David Rufus [cabinet photograph]; Prof. Edwin Augustus [cabinet photograph].
Box 4.8-4.9 Grosvenor, F-Z, 1896-1897, 1914, undated; images of Grosvenor family: G.; Lemuel C.M.D. [cabinet photograph and engraving]; Lemuel and Eunice (nee Putnam) [photograph]; Dr. Lorenzo N., Wallace F., David B., and Lucy Ella [cabinet photograph]; Rev. Mason [cabinet photograph]; Rufus Lathrop [cabinet photograph]; Mrs. Sara [cartes-de-visite]; Seth Heacock [cartes-de-visite]; Col. Thomas [journal clipping]; Vine [cartes-de-visite]; W.M., Jr. [cabinet photograph]; Col. W.M. [cabinet photograph]; Rev. William Mercer, with caption “Rector of the Church of the Incarnation” [journal clipping]; ? Grosvenor and son [cabinet photograph].
Box 4.10 Hall, undated; images of Harriet L. (nee Grosvenor) Hall, [cabinet photograph]; Rev. Lemuel Hall [cabinet photograph].
Box 4.11 Heacock, undated; image of Rev. Grosvenor Williams Heacock, D.D. [journal clipping]; Rev. Reuben Heacock [journal clipping].
Box 4.12 Hopkins, undated; image of Rev. Samuel Miles Hopkins, D.D. [journal clipping]
Box 4.13 Hovey, undated; image of Caroline Marie (nee Grosvenor) Hovey. [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.14 Hoyt, undated; image of E.B. Hoyt. [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.15 Lasell, 1896; image of Prof. M.C. Lasell. [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.16 Lazell, undated; image of Wealthy Ann Lazell. [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.17 Niech?, undated; image of ? Niech. [cartes-de-visite]
Box 4.18 Paine, undated; image of G.F.D. Paine [cabinet photograph]; John Shearer Paine [journal clipping].
Box 4.19 Porter, 1861; image of Stanley Porter. [cartes-de-visite]
Box 4.20 Ranney?, undated; images of Orrin Dantus Ranney [cabinet photograph]; Mrs. O.D. (nee Grosvenor) Ranney [cabinet photograph].
Box 4.21 Roush, undated; image of D. Harlow Roush and Anne May (nee Grosvenor) Roush. [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.22 Thompson, undated; images of Rev. Ebenezer Thompson and son [journal clipping]; Mrs. Clara Grosvenor Thomson [journal clipping]; Justin Thompson [journal clipping]; Paul Stockbridge Thompson and John Ebenezer Grosvenor Thompson. [journal clipping]
Box 4.23 Warren, undated; image of ? Warren of Stockton, NY. [cartes-de-visite]
Box 4.24 Wright, undated; image of Rev. D. Grosvenor Wright. [cartes-de-visite]
Box 4.25 Unknown portraits, undated; images of 2 unknown men. [cartes-de-visite]
Subseries B. Buildings, undated
Box 4.26 "Ben-Grosvenor," residence of Benjamin Grosvenor, undated; images of building exteriors: main building, barns, cottages, pavilion. [cabinet photograph, journal clippings]
Box 4.27 First Congregational Church, Roxbury, Massachusetts, undated [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.28 "House of Charles W. Grosvenor," undated; image of building exterior. [cabinet photograph: with notation on verso, “House of Charles W. Grosvenor, Pomfret” and “House of John P. Grosvenor, Pomfret, September 6, 1895”]
Box 4.29 "House of Jesse Lloyd," undated; image of building exterior. [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.30 "House of Mrs. Emma Elvira (Moore)," undated; image of building exterior.
Box 4.31 Joseph Putnam house, undated; image of room interior with caption: “Chamber where Gen. Israel Putnam was born.” [journal clipping]
Box 4.32 Unknown buildings, undated; includes castle, church. [cabinet photographs]
Subseries C. Grave markers, 1897, undated
Box 4.33 John Grosvenor, undated [cabinet photograph]
Box 4.34 Wheeler monument, 1897 [cabinet photograph]
Series IV. Notes on the Crissey Family, circa 1837, 1861, 1877, undated
Scope and content: Mainly consists of notebooks regarding Crissey family histories, genealogies, and ancestral charts. Some notebooks contain enclosed correspondence and are noted. Quoted folder headings were taken directly from the material.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject and title.
Box 4.35 Artwork: Mabel Crissey, 1882; includes 2 paintings [ink, wax crayon?]; poem.
Box 4.36 Casket plate: Alice Maria Morse, circa 1861; includes inscription: "Alice Maria Morse, Died Feb. 27, 1861, Aged 43 yrs. 1 mo. 14 dys."
Box 4.37 Certificate: Calvin Morse, 1837; consists of certificate regarding appointment as postmaster of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.
Box 4.38 Genealogy of the Cressey Family, 1877; consists of published booklet written by George Brainard Blodgette, Boston: David Clapp and Son. [handwritten annotations]
Box 5.1 Notebook: "Connecticut Crissey Branch," undated; includes family histories, ancestral charts, correspondence, clippings.
Box 5.2-5.3 Notebook: "Crissey Branch," undated; includes family histories, ancestral charts, correspondence, clippings.
Box 5.4-5.5 Notebook: "Crissey Branch, vol. 1," undated; includes family histories, ancestral charts, correspondence, clippings.
Box 5.6 Notes, undated; includes note regarding “Mighil Cresse,” his wives, and children; notebook of ancestral charts for Cressey family.
Box 5.7 Register: "Mighill line," 1837?; A to Z register of family members in the Mighill Cressey family line, notes.

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