Scribner Family Papers
Scope and Content of the Collection
Approximately 300 pages of genealogical research notes from the early 1900s pertaining to the Scribner, Freeman, and Heckle families, extending back to the 17th century. Materials primarily trace the genealogical lines of the Scribner family descending from Waterboro, Maine and were probably collected by William Marshall Scribner. The collection also includes twenty-seven photographs, mostly of Scribner family members and their homesteads in Maine and New Hampshire from 1864-1900.
Other materials include speeches given by John Conant Long, a Chicago real estate and businessman. It is unclear how Long is affiliated with the family. There are also extensive research and notes by Ethel Lega-Weekes regarding the Freeman family. These research notes were probably sent to Maud Hambleton Kirk (Mrs. Walter Radcliffe Kirk) of Chicago. It is also unclear how the Freeman family or the Kirks are related to the Scribner family.
This collection was previously classified as Midwest MS 147.
- Creation: 1807-1947
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1860 - 1900
- Scribner, W. M. (William M.) (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Scribner Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Scribner Family Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of William Marshall Scribner
American author and penman.
Born in Waterboro, Maine in 1824, William Marshall Scribner was the author of penmanship copybooks and developed a system of penmanship for use in schools with Jesse Wentworth Payson and Seldom Dunton. Scribner married Iza B. Heckle in Chicago in 1870, and died in 1902.
0.4 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize loose folder)
Approximately 300 pages of genealogical research notes from the early 1900s pertaining to the Scribner, Freeman, and Heckle families, extending back to the 17th century. Materials possibly collected by American penman William Marshall Scribner. Also includes twenty-seven photographs mostly of Scribner family members and their homesteads in Maine and New Hampshire from 1864-1900.
Materials arranged alphabetically.
Collection Stack Location
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Catherine Grandgeorge, 2018.
- Inventory of the Scribner Family Papers, 1807-1947, bulk 1860s-1900
- Catherine Grandgeorge
- Language of description
- Script of description