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Harriet Dudley Brown Gray album

 Collection — Box: BW 28, Folder: 1 [X032669085]
Identifier: MSS 16515

Content Description

This collection contains a friendship album belonging to Harriet "Hattie" D. Brown Gray (1867-1947) a resident of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The majority of the individuals who wrote an entry were from South Lee, MA or the surrounding towns. After Hattie's marriage in 1894 to Frank S. Gray (1852-1918), and their subsequent move to Connecticut, the majority of writers are from that state. Hattie's husband, Frank, signed the album on their wedding day. On the same page is a note regarding their son's birth, Nov.9th 1895, and Frank's death, Feb. 23, 1918. Her son later made an entry in the journal himself.


  • Creation: 1890 - 1916


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is minimally processed and open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Harriet "Hattie" D. Brown Gray (1867-1947) was born to Charles O. Brown (1847-1932) and Clementine "Nellie" Dudley Brown (1846-1897) in Manchester, Connecticut. She had several siblings and her family moved to South Lee, Massachusetts when she was a child. She marries Frank S. Gray (1852-1918) on September 22,1894 in Pittsfield, MA. They had one child, Paul Brown Gray (1895-1981). She died in November 1947.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized envelope)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a purchase from Eclectibles by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on November 19, 2019.

Condition Description


Guide to the Harriet Dudley Brown Gray album
Rose Oliveira
14 June 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States