Holdridge / Eddy Family Papers. 1875-1963.

Summary Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Holdridge / Eddy Family Papers
Coll. No. 422
Date [inclusive]
0.75 Cubic feet
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters of the Holdridge and Eddy families, of the central New York towns Garrattsville and Unadilla in Otsego County, Norwich in Chenango County, and others. The letters discuss family life, illnesses, visits and visitors, and business, particularly that of Nelson Holdridge, a watchmaker. The primary recipient of these letters was Minnie (Eddy) Holdridge, who received letters from her mother, siblings, husband Nelson, other relatives, and friends. Another major recipient was B.F. (Benjamin Franklin) Holdredge, along with Nelson Holdridge, and Elizabeth Jones. The collection also includes greeting cards, photographs, and ephemera. Note that B.F. Holdredge appears to have spelled his name with an ‘e,’ while the rest of the Holdridges evidently spelled it with an ‘i.’

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Collection Inventory

 422.1 – Box 1
 422.1/1 — Holdredge, B.F. Letters received from D.R. Eddy. 1903, undated.
 422.1/2 — Holdredge, B.F. Letters received from George. 1897-1909, undated.
 422.1/3 — Holdredge, B.F. and Mary. Letters received from “Mama.” 1904-1905.
 422.1/4 — Holdredge, B.F. and Mary. Letters received from “Mama.” 1906-1908, undated.
 422.1/5 — Holdridge / Eddy family. Correspondence. 1875-1888, 1906, undated.
 422.1/6 — Holdridge / Eddy family. Envelopes (empty). 1880-1963, undated.
 422.1/7 — Holdridge / Eddy family. Ephemera, clippings, and a recipe. Undated.
 422.1/8 — Holdridge / Eddy family. Greeting cards and invitations. 1912-1961, undated.
 422.1/9 — Holdridge / Eddy family. Photographs and glass plate negative. Undated.
 422.1/10 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from cousins. 1886-1888.
 422.1/11 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from friends. 1876-1888, undated.
 422.2 – Box 2
 422.2/1 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from Jim and unknown correspondents. 1887-1888, undated.
 422.2/2 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from Mother. Undated.
 422.2/3 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from Mother. 1880-1886.
 422.2/4 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from Mother. 1887.
 422.2/5 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from Mother. 1888-1905.
 422.2/6 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from Nelson Holdridge. 1879-1884.
 422.2/7 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from siblings. 1876-1887, undated.
 422.2/8 — Holdridge, Minnie. Letters received from William Trier. 1886-1887.
 422.2/9 — Holdridge, Nelson. Letters received from William Trier, D.R. Eddy, Mariette, and his mother. 1880-1887, undated.
 422.2/10 — Jones, Elizabeth. Letters received from her siblings and mother. 1934-1935, undated.
 422.2/11 — Jones, Elizabeth. Letters received from various correspondents. 1935.

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