Works Progress Administration Projects, Concord, Mass., 1937–1938

Vault A75, WPA Unit 1

 

WPA posterEXTENT: 1 container

ORGANIZATION: Three folders of transcriptions of papers owned by Miss Rebbeca Dora Farrar of Concord, Mass, completed by the Works Progress Administration. Folder I. Papers, [n.d]–1808, Folder II. Papers, 1809–1851, Folder III. Diary of Cornet Noah Chapin, April 18, 1775–July 17, 1775.

HISTORY: These transcriptions were prepared as part of the Federal Works Progress Administration projects #10538 and #13738 and were included in the Middlesex County Historical Survey from 1937–1938.   

SCOPE AND CONTENT: These transcriptions include papers relating to the French and Farrar families and primarily include correspondences between Reverend Johnathan French and his wife, Rebecca Farrar, of North Hampton, New Hampshire and her parents, Deacon Samuel Farrar and Mercy Farrar of Lincoln, Mass. The papers are loosely organized by date. The organization of the papers is detailed in an inventory of the papers contained in Folder I. Folder I also contains a rough genealogy of the French family. All of the transcriptions in Folders I and II contain information about the original, its condition, its paper type, and its content and date.

NOTES/COMMENTS: The William Munroe Special Collections, as well as the Concord Free Library, house other Works Progress Administration projects including Concord town records. It also houses the original papers of Ephraim Wales Bull, 1825–1889, which was the subject of a similar transcription project undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (Bull transcripts no longer extant).

PROCESSED BY: Jill L. Morton; finding aid completed April 2012.

 

CONTAINTER LIST

Folder I. Papers, [n.d.]–1808
This folder contains introductory details about the Works Progress Administration projects as well as a list of the papers owned by Miss Rebecca Dora Farrar that have been loosely organized by date. A genealogy of the French family is also included. The bulk of the papers in this folder are correspondences between Reverend Johnathan French and his wife, Rebecca Farrar, and her parents, Deacon Samuel Farrar and Mercy Farrar.

Folder II. Papers, 1809–1851
This folder contains transcriptions of the papers relating to the French and Farrar families.

Folder III. Diary of Cornet Noah Chapin, April 18, 1775–July 17, 1775
This folder contains a transcription of the diary of Cornet Noah Chapin from April 18, 1775 to July 17, 1775 while he was in the army.

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