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Collection Scope and Content Notes


This collection contains the nineteenth and early twentieth century personal, legal and financial papers of William M. Darlington and his family, including: his wife, Mary Carson O'Hara Darlington; his children, O'Hara Darlington, Mary Carson Darlington and Edith Dennison Darlington Ammon; his father, Benjamin Darlington; and his wife's grandparents, James and Mary Carson O'Hara. Documents include personal letters, business correspondence, financial and travel documents, art on paper, photographs, scrapbooks of news clippings and personal ephemera. The collection highlights William's book collecting, including correspondence with book dealers and individuals interested in his library, book catalogs and orders, receipts for purchases, notes and essays written by William, and topical inventories of the family library when it resided at Guyasuta.


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