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Hitchcock, Marion Gridley, 1929- : Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers, 1860-2007

Copies of letters, diaries, and photographs of Ruth Daube Gridley (diaries from 1917-1950) and daughter Marion Gridley Hitchcock (diary from 1951-1958). Also copies of letters to Marion by her father, William Whiting Gridley, after the death of his wife that concern his life as sole caretaker for Marion's sister, who was treated for mental illness. Collection also contains a large set of original correspondence from Marion's great-aunt, Josephine Wheat Gridley, primarily concerning family matters and daily life, ca. 1860-1910. There is also a genealogy book of the Gridley family and a variety of personal material including newspaper clippings, catalogs, and a Civil War enlistment roster.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Hitchcock
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The Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).