John Bigelow Papers
Scope and Contents
The John Bigelow Papers consist of the extensive correspondence of Bigelow and his family, as well as his scrapbooks, and many of his writings.
- 1816 - 1955
Language of Materials
Primarily English, some material in French and other European languages.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical / Historical
See the guide to the John Bigelow correspondence:
139.44 Cubic Feet
Other Finding Aids
An item level index to the correspondence (Series I), along with substantial contextual information, can be found here:
Immediate Source of Acquisition
A few volumes of archival material was included in the thousands of books donated by Bigelow's granddaughter Charlotte H. Conrad in 1952. However, the vast majority of the collection was donated by her husband Bryan Conrad between 1958 and 1964. A small number of additional items were donated or purchased at later dates.
In 2017, volumes cataloged in the Vault Collection (UT B592n, UT B592pr, UT B592sc) were added to the collection.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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