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Peck Family Letters Edit


Finding Aid Author
Ashley Aberg
Finding Aid Date
November 17, 2022
Description Rules
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Finding Aid Note
Part of the Manuscript Collections, Greenwich Historical Society Contact: Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives 47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 United Stated


  • 1894-1905 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    One 1/2 size letter box, plus one 'baseball cap' box.


  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series. Series 1: Peck family letters. Series 2: Peck family 'Handy Box.'

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no conditions governing access.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection is primarily comprised of personal letters, along with two photographs of unknown Peck family members that were found with the correspondence. There is also a "Handy Box" of basic office supplies.

  • Biographical / Historical

    This collection of letters are all addressed to Mrs. Harry Thurston Peck, likely Cornelia Peck nee. Dawbarn, Harry T. Peck's first wife. Cornelia and Harry were married from 1882 to 1908, so all of these letters fall during the course of their marriage. Cornelia filed for and was granted divorce on the grounds of desertion, and retained custody of their two children. Harry T. Peck himself was a relatively famous Columbia University classics professor and scholar who eventually committed suicide due to the loss of his job after being sued by a secretary for breach of promise of marriage.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], The Peck Family Letters, Greenwich Historical Society


  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator
    Box 1
  • Type
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator
    Box 2