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Dusenbury and Sperry families papers

Dusenbury and Sperry families papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dusenbury and Sperry families papers
Creator: Sperry, Catharine Dusenbury, 1825-1896
Inclusive Dates: 1843-1860
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4264
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Catherine Dusenbury (sometimes spelled Dusenberry) Sperry was born to Henry and Elizabeth Dusenbury. She married Zina B. Sperry and they had two children Anna Elizabeth Sperry Northrop and Addie Sperry VanTine.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, poems, and essays. The majority of the correspondence is to and from both the Dusenbury (sometimes spelled Dusenberry) and the Sperry families, with most letters going to Catherine Dusenbury Sperry and Zina B. Sperry. Folder 1 contains the transcriptions of four of the letters.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dusenberry family papers, ms4264, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Portions of this collection are available through the Digital Library of Georgia:

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11 Sperry, Catharine Dusenbury, 1825-1896 , Letters, 1843-1851, undated Access Online
12Letters, 1854-1861
12Essays by students, undated
12Handwritten poems - "The Request," "The Lay of the Tournament," "To a Distant Friend", Undated
13Handwritten variation of the poem "Oh! Forget Not the Hours" by Catherine H. Waterman Esling - Handwritten "Mrs. Catharine Dusenbury" at the top of the page - includes braided locket of hair with name "Almira Webster" written underneath, undated