Annie R. Disosway family papers

Annie R. Disosway family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Annie R. Disosway family papers
Creator: Disosway family
Inclusive Dates: 1822-1940
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3184
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Annie Ryerss Disosway was the daughter of Cornelius Ryerss Disosway and Eliza Wilkins Disosway. The family includes Annie, sisters Louise and Mary, and brother William Wilkins. Annie married Henry Kingsland Adams and had two daughters, Louise and Winnona. In 1902, Louise married Frank Trenholm Haskell Coffin and they had a son, Kingsland Coffyn.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Annie Disosway, her relatives and descendants. Correspondence is addressed to Annie in New York City; and Kingsland Coffyn in Maine, New Hamphsire, and New York City. A letter to Annie Disosway from "R." in Olney, Maryland, describes in detail the Confederate troops coming to the family home. Diaries kept by Annie Disosway describe her move to New York, attendance at female seminary, and her family; contain her thoughts on the American Civil War; and describe her brother's enlistment in the First New York Mounted Rifles, his serious illness, and her travels to the camp of the Lincoln Cavalry (Camp Meigs) to care for him. A third diary kept by Annie contains reminiscences of past Christmas seasons. A fourth diary kept by Louise Disosway describes various family matters. Further writings include a school composition book of Winnona Adams, a handwritten newsletter edited by Louise Adams, and lessons and lecture notes written by Annie Disosway Adams regarding mental healing, the Iliad, French history, and her husband's death. The collection also includes wills of Achsah Wilkins, Cornelius Ryerss Disosway, and Israel Disosway; and the Commission of Cornelius R. Disosway, Chaplain of 10th Regiment.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Annie R. Disosway family papers, ms3184, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1864-1940
12Annie Disosway diary, 1854-1856
13Annie Disosway diary, 1860-1861, 1863, 1927
14Annie Disosway Adams diary, 1891-1898
15Annie Disosway Adams notebook, 1893-1894, 1913
16Annie Disosway Adams writings, 1885, 1899
17Louise Disosway diary, 1886-1915
18Louise Adams writings, including Chips from the Rocks, 1892-1893
19Winnona Disosway Adams school composition book
110Poetry, 1875-1894
111Wills, 1822-1888
112Commission of Cornelius R. Disosway, Chaplain of 10th Regiment, 1833
113Printed material, 1881-1929

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