Coy Family
Letters, 1891-1903

SC21851

Quantity: 1 box (0.50 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Purchase: Carmen D. Valentino, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Philadelphia, Pa., November 1997.
Processed By: Fred Bassett, Manuscripts & Special Collections, December 2013

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Scope and Content Note:

These collection consists chiefly of letters from Mary Dorman (1870-193-?) of Norwich, Chenango County, New York, to her mother, Diana Coy (1845-1911), East Pharsalia, Chenango County, New York, focusing on life as a housewife and mother of two daughters, Ruth and Florence. The letters summarize her daily chores, such as sewing clothes for the girls and herself, washing clothes, and visiting with friends. Also included are letters to Diana from her two sons, Charles and Luther, and a friend, Abbie, who lives in Whitney Point, New York. The letters are chatty and informal and include mentions of other family members as well as friends in the communities.

Box and Folder List:


Box Folder Description
1 1 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1891 (5 items)
1 2 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1892 (11 items)
1 3 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1893-1894 (4 items)
1 4 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1895 (7 items)
1 5 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1896 (7 items)
1 6 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1897 (9 items)
1 7 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1898 (11 items)
1 8 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1899 (5 items)
1 9 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1900 (8 items)
1 10 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1901 (6 items)
1 11 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1902 (13 items)
1 12 Letters: Mary Dorman to Diana Coy, 1903 (8 items)
1 13 Letters: Ruth and Florence Dorman to/from mother and grandmother, 1897-1903 (6 items)
1 14 Letters: Charles Coy to Diana Coy, 1895-1899 (6 items)
1 15 Letters: Luther Coy to/from Diana Coy, 1892-1901 (9 items)
1 16 Letters to Diana Coy from other relatives, 1896-1903 (6 items)
1 17 Letters to Diana Coy from friend Abbie,1899-1901 (8 items)
1 18 Miscellaneous letters, 1896-1902; relationship to the family not determined (2 items)
Last Updated: March 12, 2015