The Resource Fifield family collection

Fifield family collection

Label
Fifield family collection, 1772-1926
Title
Fifield family collection
Inclusive dates
1772-1926
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Fifield family collection contains correspondence, personal papers, ephemera, photographs, and artifacts including textiles and jewelry created or collected by three generations of Fifield family members. Correspondence related to social and human rights movements, especially anti-slavery efforts, can be found in Hannah Cranch Bond Fifield's and son William Cranch Bond Fifield's letters. Included with papers and ephemera are 5 large poster from Weymouth and Abington Anti-Slavery Fairs. Glass plate negatives, case and print photographs and 3 framed prints are included in the photograph series. All Fifield family members are represented in the photograph series as well as parents and siblings of Emily A Porter Fifield. Amoung the artifacts in the collection are mourning lockets and rings, sketches, and wedding mementos
Biographical or historical data
Dr. Noah Fifield (1783-1867), son of Ebenezer and Mary Sanborn Fifield, born in East Kingston, NH., later moved to Readville, Maine. He studied medicine with his uncle Dr. William Sanborn of Falmouth, ME, and Dr. Nathan McKinstrey of Newbury, VT. Fifield attended medical lectures at Cambridge, MA in 1804 and settled in Weymouth in 1806. He became the protaegae and friend of Dr. Cotton Tufts. Fifield maintained a large and successful practice in Weymouth and surrounding towns for more than sixty years. He was an original subscriber to and a clerk of the Society for the Reformation of Morals, founded in 1811. Married in 1820 or 1821, Hannah Cranch Bond Fifield (1787-1870), they had 3 children Geroge Fordyce Fifield 1822-1846, Mary Sanborn Fifield, 1821-1845, William Cranch Bond Fifield (1828- 1896). William followed in his father's footsteps, became a physician., graduated from Harvard College and furthered his medical studies in London at the Royal Academy of Surgeons and Paris. He married Emily Anna Porter (1838 (or 1840?) -1913) in 1856 upon his return from Europe. Emily Porter Fifield was an active member of the Boston School Committee for 17 years, and the second woman ever elected to the Committee. During her term (1883-1902) she was instrumental in establishing manual training in the schools, prominent in philanthropic, religious, and educational work, and served on several state and municipal boards. A Unitarian, she was recording secretary of the National Alliance, which was the leading women�s organization of the Unitarian churches in America. William Cranch Bond Fifield and Emily Anna Porter had three children, Mary Sanborn Fifield (1857-1941), George Fordyce Fifield (1859-1860) and Charles Bell Fifield (1861-1877) .
Cataloging source
OCD
Language note
Materials in English
Label
Fifield family collection
Instantiates
Note
Materials in this collection are located in the Local History Collection at Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass
Control code
ocn960458331
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid and container list available in the library.
Extent
13 boxes (7.25 limear ft)
Governing access note
Open for research
Immediate source of acquisition
Emily Porter Fifield and her daughter, Mary Fifield King in 1911; subsequent donations by King through the 1930s.
Organization method
Organized into four series: Series I. Correspondence, 1826-1923. Series II. Personal papers and ephemera, 1811-1926; Series III, Photographs, 1864-1910; Series IV. Artifacts, 1830-1898.
System control number
(OCoLC)960458331
Label
Fifield family collection
Note
Materials in this collection are located in the Local History Collection at Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass
Control code
ocn960458331
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid and container list available in the library.
Extent
13 boxes (7.25 limear ft)
Governing access note
Open for research
Immediate source of acquisition
Emily Porter Fifield and her daughter, Mary Fifield King in 1911; subsequent donations by King through the 1930s.
Organization method
Organized into four series: Series I. Correspondence, 1826-1923. Series II. Personal papers and ephemera, 1811-1926; Series III, Photographs, 1864-1910; Series IV. Artifacts, 1830-1898.
System control number
(OCoLC)960458331

Library Locations

    • Weymouth Tufts Library Borrow it
      46 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA, 02188, US
      42.2153756 -70.9652885
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