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Letters from home in Hingham to Arthur Demerick Marble from Aug 26-1867 to Aug 24-1875 inclusive

Ms. Coll. 1090

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Marble, Arthur Demerick, 1853-1934
Title:
Letters from home in Hingham to Arthur Demerick Marble from Aug 26-1867 to Aug 24-1875 inclusive
Date [inclusive]:
1867-1875
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1090
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume containing fifty-nine letters written to and compiled by Arthur Demerick Marble. Letters are chiefly from family members to Marble spanning the years 1867 to 1875.
Cite as:
Letters from home in Hingham to Arthur Demerick Marble from Aug 26-1867 to Aug 24-1875 inclusive, 1867-1875, Ms. Coll. 1090, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Arthur Demerick Marble was born at Hingham, Massachusetts to Deborah Hawkes and Demerick Marble (1819-1898). He had one brother Charles H. (b. 1858). Arthur became a civil engineer and worked in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He married Mary O. Richardson in November 1876 and the couple had a daughter Marion.

Scope and Contents

One cloth-bound volume containing fifty-nine letters written to and compiled by Arthur Demerick Marble spanning the years 1867 to 1875. A majority of the letters are from his father Demerick Marble and his brother Charles H. Marble with the bulk of the correspondence from 1874 to 1875. The first letter in the volume is from Arthur's grandmother Olive A. Marble dated August 18, 1867. The letters 1867 to 1868 are during the summer months when Arthur was age fourteen to fifteen and staying with his cousin James in the summer. His father and grandmother provide news from home. There is no correspondence for the years 1869, 1870, and 1873. In October 1871 Arthur is staying in New York City. He received his first letter from his brother Charles. The Marble family expresses how much they miss him and relay family conversations and visits. During 1874 and 1875 Arthur is living and working as an engineer in Lawrence, Massachusetts. These letters to Arthur convey the Marble's family life in Hingham. News concerning Arthur's mother, grandfather, cousins, friends, and neighbors are written by his father and brother relaying incidents, like his mothers acute infection in her thumb, and social events. Demerick and Charles both note attending church and hearing sermons and lectures by Mr. Livermore. Arthur's father Demerick writes about the weather, his garden, the local Mason meetings, reservoir and agricultural clubs. His brother Charles relays his accomplishments in school, his activities of croquet, fishing, shrimping and clamming. There are thirty letters from Demerick Marble, twenty-five letters from Charles Marble, one letter from Olive A. Marble, a letter from the Hingham reading club, one letter from the Hingham Agricultural and Horticultural Society, one invitation to the village party.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  November 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Ian Brabner Rare Americana (Wilimington, Delaware), 2015

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Hingham Argricultural and Horticultural Society (Hingham, Mass.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
Personal Name(s)
  • Marble, Charles H., 1858-
  • Marble, Demerick, 1819-1898
  • Marble, Olive A.
Subject(s)
  • Marble family--Correspondence

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Letters from home in Hingham to Arthur Demerick Marble from Aug 26-1867 to Aug 24-1875 inclusive, 1867-1875. 1 volume.

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