Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Manson, Eliza Bréard
Title
Eliza Bréard Manson family papers
ID
M279
Date [inclusive]
1843-1896
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The collection contains personal letters from family members to Eliza Bréard Manson and her husband, George F. Manson (a Bath, Maine, ship's captain). The majority of letters are to Eliza, addressed to her in care of Captain Manson aboard the ships Sea Queen and Ocean Romp in Liverpool and other ports abroad, as well as U.S. ports such as New Orleans and Boston.

Preferred Citation

Eliza Bréard Manson Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Eliza Bréard, from a large family in Le Havre, France, married George F. Manson, a sea captain from Bath, Maine, in the early 1850s. Eliza Bréard Manson was often addressed "Betsy" by her family. Family members included her mother, Marie Bréard, who usually signed letters "M.B.;" her grandmother, Eliza Gaffney, who usually signed "E. Gaffney" or "E.G." and referred to her granddaughter as "Siss;" and her grandfather, B. Gaffney, who usually signed "your old B. Gaffney." Mary or Marie, Margaret or Marguerite, Louise, and Rachel were sisters; "S.", James, Henry, and David were brothers. It is unclear whether David Bréard was also the name of Eliza Bréard Manson's father. Barney and Eliza Gaffney were her aunt and uncle. George and Eliza Bréard Manson also received correspondence from George's nephew, R.P. Manson. George and Eliza Manson were the parents of George Francis Manson (Bowdoin Class of 1881), who is not among the correspondents.


Scope and Content

The collection contains personal letters from family members to Eliza Bréard Manson and her husband, George F. Manson (a Bath, Maine, ship's captain). The majority of letters are to Eliza, addressed to her in care of Captain Manson aboard the ships Sea Queen and Ocean Romp in Liverpool and other ports abroad, as well as U.S. ports such as New Orleans and Boston. In addition, many letters are addressed to her in Bath, Maine. Most of the correspondence concerns family news, although there is mention of weather, the movement of goods, and travel, particularly in letters to George F. Manson. In addition to letters, there are knitting instructions enclosed in an 1850 letter, two poems sent to Eliza Bréard Manson from her sister in June 1854, and very small pieces of fabric enclosed in a May 1855 letter. The letters are in French or English. Miscellaneous documents, chiefly receipts relating to George F. and Elizabeth B. Manson, are also included.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

General Note

In the container list, Eliza Bréard is abbreviated EB, Eliza Bréard Manson is abbreviated EBM, and George F. Manson is abbreviated GFM


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

1843 Jan 2, R.P. Manson (New Orleans) to GFM (ship Platina) 

    1 1

    1843 Mar 29, R.P. Manson (New Orleans) to GFM (ship Platina) 

      1 1

      1843 Dec 10, R.P. Manson (New Orleans) to GFM (Mobile, Alabama) 

        1 1

        1844 Jan 20, Ann M. Rogers (Bath, Maine) to GFM (New York City) 

          1 2

          1846 Jul 6, Thomas Pate[?]s to GFM (ship Glasgow, Genoa) 

            1 2

            1848 Oct 15, Isabella Fraser (Belleville, Canada West) to GFM (ship Glasgow, New York City) 

              1 2

              1849 May 3, R.P. Manson (Monterey, California) to GFM (ship Sea Queen, San Francisco) 

                1 3

                1850 Oct 9, Emily C. Reid (Gueulteville?) to EB (Le Havre) 

                  1 3

                  1850 Oct 23, E[mily] C. Reid (Gueulteville?) to EB (Le Havre) with a note with knitting instructions included 

                    1 3

                    1850 Nov 7, E[mily] C. Reid (Gueulteville?) to EB (Le Havre) 

                      1 3

                      1851 Apr 22, [?] (Hanwell) to Bissy [Gaffney?] (Le Havre) 

                        1 3

                        1851 Oct 23, James Bréard (Melun?) to EB (Le Havre) 

                          1 3

                          1851 Nov 5, H.G. Gaffney (Paris) to EB (Le Havre) 

                            1 3

                            1851 Nov 11, R.P. Manson (New Orleans) to GFM (ship Sea Queen, New York City) 

                              1 4

                              1852 Jan 26, James Bréard (Melun?) to EB (Le Havre) 

                                1 4

                                1852 Apr (?), James Bréard (Etampes) to EB (Le Havre) 

                                  1 4

                                  1852 Apr(?), M.B. (mother) to EB (Le Havre) 

                                    1 4

                                    1852 [May 7] "Friday night," James Bréard (St. Briene?) to EB (Le Havre) 

                                      1 4

                                      1852 [Aug] "Friday," James Bréard to EB (Le Havre) 

                                        1 4

                                        1852 Dec 31, H.G. Gaffney to EB 

                                          1 5

                                          1854 Jan 14, Mary (Le Havre) to EB or EBM 

                                            1 5

                                            1854 Jan 18, Barney [Gaffney] (London) to [EB or EBM] 

                                              1 5

                                              1854 Jan 25, Barney Gaffney (London) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                1 5

                                                1854 Jan 31, B. Gaffney to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                  1 5

                                                  1854 Jan 31, H.G. Gaffney (Jersey) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                    1 6

                                                    1854 Feb 2, J[ames] Bréard (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen) 

                                                      1 6

                                                      1854 Feb 2, Mary (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                        1 6

                                                        1854 Feb 3, H[enry] Bréard to EBM 

                                                          1 6

                                                          1854 Feb 4, E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                            1 6

                                                            [1854?] Feb 9 "Thursday evening," M.B. [mother] to EBM 

                                                              1 6

                                                              1854 Feb 15, B. Gaffney (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                1 6

                                                                1854 Mar 14, M.B. [mother], E. Gaffney (grandmother), and Marguerite to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Mobile, Alabama) 

                                                                  1 7

                                                                  1854 Apr 5, E. Gaffney (grandmother)(Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

                                                                    1 7

                                                                    1854 May 9, M.B.[mother] and E. Gaffney (grandmother)(Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Mobile, Alabama) 

                                                                      1 7

                                                                      1854 Jun 2, Margaret (Le Havre) to EBM 

                                                                        1 7

                                                                        1854 Jun 9, Margaret (two poems) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                          1 7

                                                                          1854 Jun 30, Mary and Margaret (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                            1 7

                                                                            1854 Jun 30, M.B.[mother] to my dear children (EBM and ?) (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                              1 8

                                                                              1854 Jul, S.B. to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                1 8

                                                                                1854 Jul 1, B. Gaffney (London) to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                  1 8

                                                                                  1854 Jul 5, Henry [Bréard] (Liverpool) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                    1 8

                                                                                    1854 Jul 13, L. Bréard to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                      1 8

                                                                                      1854 Jul [13], E. Gaffney (grandmother)(Le Havre) to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                        1 8

                                                                                        1854 Jul 14, Barney [Gaffney] (London) to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                          1 8

                                                                                          1854 Jul 17, Margaret (Le Havre) to EBM (London) 

                                                                                            1 8

                                                                                            1854 Jul 18, Barney [Gaffney] (London) to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                              1 8

                                                                                              1854 Jul 20, Barney [Gaffney] (London) to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                                1 8

                                                                                                1854 Jul [22], Eliza Gaffney to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                                  1 8

                                                                                                  1854 Jul 25, Barney [Gaffney] (London) to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                                    1 9

                                                                                                    1854 Oct 2, L.B. [Louise Bréard?] and M.B. [mother] (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Philadelphia) 

                                                                                                      1 9

                                                                                                      1854 Oct 12, Margaret (Le Havre) to EBM 

                                                                                                        1 9

                                                                                                        1854 Oct 22, E. Gaffney (grandmother) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Philadelphia) 

                                                                                                          1 9

                                                                                                          1854 Nov [14], B. Gaffney (grandfather) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                            1 9

                                                                                                            1854 Dec 27, James (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                              1 10

                                                                                                              1855 Jan 12, Margaret (Le Havre) to GFM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                1 10

                                                                                                                1855 Jan 14, L.[Louise] Bréard (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                  1 10

                                                                                                                  1855 Jan 16, Mary to EBM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                    1 11

                                                                                                                    1855 Apr 9, Mary (London) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                      1 11

                                                                                                                      1855 Apr 10, E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                        1 11

                                                                                                                        1855 Apr 10, Mary (London) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                          1 11

                                                                                                                          1855 Apr 13, Barney [Gaffney] (London) to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                            1 11

                                                                                                                            1855 Apr [13], Mary to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                              1 11

                                                                                                                              1855 Apr [17], E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (London) 

                                                                                                                                1 11

                                                                                                                                185[5?] Apr [17], [Henry?] to EBM (London) 

                                                                                                                                  1 11

                                                                                                                                  1855 Apr 17, Robert App[?] "of Connecticut" (Liverpool) to EBM (London) 

                                                                                                                                    1 11

                                                                                                                                    1855 Apr [19], James (London) to EBM (London) 

                                                                                                                                      1 11

                                                                                                                                      1855 Apr 20, Henry Bréard (Liverpool) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                        1 11

                                                                                                                                        1855 Apr [28], Blanche to EBM (Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                          1 11

                                                                                                                                          1855 

                                                                                                                                            1 12

                                                                                                                                            1855 May 4, R. Bréard and L.B. (Le Havre) to EBM 

                                                                                                                                              1 12

                                                                                                                                              1855 May 5, E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                1 12

                                                                                                                                                1855 May 5, L.B. and M.B. (Marie Bréard) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                  1 12

                                                                                                                                                  1855 [May 5], Mary to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                    1 12

                                                                                                                                                    1855 May [7], Mary to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) with two very small pieces of fabric enclosed 

                                                                                                                                                      1 12

                                                                                                                                                      1855 May 8, L.B. and M.B. (Marie Bréard) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                        1 12

                                                                                                                                                        1855 May [8] "Tuesday evening," Mary to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                          1 12

                                                                                                                                                          1855 May [10], James (London) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                            1 12

                                                                                                                                                            1855 May [10], Margaret (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                              1 12

                                                                                                                                                              1855 May [10], Margaret to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                1 12

                                                                                                                                                                1855 May 13, M.B. (mother) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                  1 12

                                                                                                                                                                  1855 May [16] "Tuesday evening," [James?] (London) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                    1 12

                                                                                                                                                                    1855 May "Thursday evening," James (London) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                      1 13

                                                                                                                                                                      1855 Jun 5, B. Gaffney (grandfather) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Boston) 

                                                                                                                                                                        1 13

                                                                                                                                                                        1855 Jun 5, M.B. (mother) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Boston) 

                                                                                                                                                                          1 13

                                                                                                                                                                          1855 [Jul] 20, Margaret (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Boston) 

                                                                                                                                                                            1 13

                                                                                                                                                                            1855 Jul 24, Henry (East Boston) to EBM 

                                                                                                                                                                              1 13

                                                                                                                                                                              1855 Aug 1, M.B. (mother) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Boston) 

                                                                                                                                                                                1 13

                                                                                                                                                                                1855 Aug 25, Margaret to EBM and GFM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                  1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                  1855 Sep 20, M.B. (mother) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Boston) 

                                                                                                                                                                                    1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                    1855 Sep 21, E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Boston) 

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                      1855 Oct 23, L. Bréard (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Boston) 

                                                                                                                                                                                        1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                        1855 Nov 20, ? (New Orleans) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                          1855 Dec 4, Henry (New Orleans) to EBM 

                                                                                                                                                                                            1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                            1855 Dec [13], E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                              1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                              1855 Dec 20, J[ames?] B[réard] (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                1855 Dec 28, R.P. Manson (Haver) to GFM and EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1855 Dec [29], B. Gaffney (grandfather) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1856 [Jan?] 9, Mary Bréard (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1856 Jan 13, Mary (Le Havre) to EBM 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1856 Jan 20, Henry Bréard (near Havana) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1856 [Mar 12], Margaret (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1856 Apr [?], Henry Bréard (New Orleans) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1856 May 1, E.G. (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1856 May 26, Margaret and E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1856 Jun 10, B. Gaffney (grandfather) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1856 Jul 5, R.P. Manson (Liverpool) to GFM and EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1856 Jul 29, E.G. (grandmother) and James (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1856 Aug 12, B. Gaffney (uncle) (London) and ? to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1856 Sep 7, Mary (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1856 Sep 9, Henry (Trieste) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1856 Dec 14, M.B. (mother) (London) to EBM 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1856 Dec 17, L.J.B. (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1856 [n.m.] 16, Margaret (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1857 Jan 3, Henry Bréard to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1857 Feb 17, R.P. Manson (New Orleans) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1857 Feb 25, James (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1857 Mar 8, N.G. Groton (Gibraltar) to GFM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1857 Mar 9, James (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1857 Mar 10, B. Gaffney and Eliza Gaffney (grandparents) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1857 Apr 19, Henry (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1857 Apr 21, [Margaret or Mary?] (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    [1857] Jun 7, Henry Bréard (St. John, New Brunswick) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1857 Jun 10, Henry Bréard (St. John, New Brunswick) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1857 [Jun or Jul], Henry Bréard "Bay of Fundy Sunday" (St. John, New Brunswick) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1857 Jun 17, L.J.B. (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1857 Jun 29, E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1857 Jul 26, M.B. (mother) (London) to EBM 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1857 Nov 15, Nov 19, M. Bréard (mother) (London) and Henry Bréard (London) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1857 Dec 26, R.P. Manson (New Orleans) to GFM and EBM (Bath, Maine) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1858 Jan 27, Henry Bréard and Uncle Barney (London)to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1858 Apr 15, B. Gaffney (grandfather) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1858 May 10, M. Bréard (mother) (London) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1858 Jul 24, L.J. Manson (Bath, Maine) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1858 Aug 7, M.B. (mother) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1858 Aug 10, David Bréard and M.B. (mother) (London) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1858 Aug 23, Charles C. Duncan (London) to GFM (ship Ocean Romp, Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1858 Sep 24, R.P. Manson (Paris) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1858 Oct 2, [?] and R.P. Manson (London) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1858 Dec 31, James and [?] (Paris) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1858 [n.m.] 8 "Monday," M.B. (mother) to EBM and Marguerite 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1859 Jan 12, M.B. (mother) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1859 Feb 16, M.B. (mother) to EBM (Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1859 Mar 6, M. Bréard (mother) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Genoa) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1859 Mar 6, Marie (sister) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Genoa) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1859 Mar 9, B. Gaffney (grandfather) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Genoa) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1859 Apr 20, Marie (sister) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1859 Apr 26, [?] and M.B. (mother) to EBM and David (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1859 May 11, Marguerite (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1859 Jun 7, Marie (sister) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1859 Jul [18], [?] and "Bob," to EBM (ship Sea Romp, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1859 Aug 5, M.B. (mother) to EBM (ship Sea Romp, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1859 Sep 4, S. Bréard (brother) (London) to EBM (ship Sea Romp, Liverpool) with note enclosed to EBM from Marie (sister) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1859 Sep 11, S. Bréard (brother) (London) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1859 Sep [12], M.B. (mother) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Liverpool) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1859 Sep, [?] to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Liverpool) with note to David from M.B. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1859 Oct 19, B. Gaffney (grandfather) (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1859 Oct 25, Marie (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 20

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1859 Nov 2, M. Bréard (mother) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1860 Feb 9, [?] (Bath, Maine) to GFM and EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Le Havre) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1860 Apr 30, Marguerite to EBM (ship Sea Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1860 May 16, Léonie Gaffney (London) to EBM (ship Sea Romp, New Orleans) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1860 Jun 5, E[liza] G[affney] (aunt) to EBM (ship Sea Romp, New Orleans) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1860 Jul 27, D. Bréard (brother) (New Orleans) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1860 Aug 7, [B. Gaffney] (grandfather) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1860 Sep 4, L.B. and [M.B.] (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1860 Sep 17, D. Bréard (New Orleans) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1860 [n.m.] 29, D. Bréard (brother) (New Orleans) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1861 Mar 20, [Margaret?] and E.G. (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1861 Apr 17, L.B. and Robert M. (London?) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1861 May 26, Marie (sister) and E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM Bath, Maine 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1861 Jul 10, E. Gaffney (aunt) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) with enclosed floral bookmark? 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1861 Jul 21, Marie (sister) and E. Gaffney (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1861 Oct 6, L.B. and Margaret (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1861 Oct 7, M.B. (mother) and Anna Bréard to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1861 Oct 11, Barney Gaffney (uncle) (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1862 Jan 28, M.B. (mother) (London) to EBM (ship Ocean Romp, Sunderland) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1862 Feb 26, Eliza Gaffney and E. Gaffney (grandmother) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1862 Feb, D. Bréard (brother) to EBM (Bath, Maine) - incomplete 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1862 Jul 26, Marie and Marguerite (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1862 Sep 8, [?] (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1862 Oct 5, Marie (sister) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1863 Jan 25, Marie Bréard (sister) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1863 May 20, Marie [Bréard] (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1863 May 29, Léonie Gaffney (Hampton) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1863 May 31, M.B. (mother) and Louise to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1863 Sep 1, S. Bréard (brother), M. Bréard (mother) and E.G. (grandmother) (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1863 Oct 12, S. Bréard (brother) (Liverpool) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1863 Dec 27, Margaret (Le Havre) to GFM and EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1864 Mar 10, B. Gaffney (grandfather) (Le Havre) with enclosed note from Anna to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1864 May 17, D. Bréard (brother) (ship Assyria, Rangoon [Burma/Myanmar]) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1864 Jul 2, L.J.B. (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1864 Dec 21, D. Bréard (brother) (London) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1864 Dec 31, Marguerite and E.G. (grandmother) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1865 Mar [?], Eliza Gaffney (aunt) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1865 Apr 5, D. Bréard (Rio de Janeiro) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1865 May 17, D. Bréard (Rio de Janeiro) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1866 Mar 28, H. Bréard (brother) (Paris) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1866 Aug 28, E. Gaffney (grandmother) and E. Gaffney (aunt) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1866 Aug 29, H.B. (brother) (Paris) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1866 Dec 10, Eliza Gaffney (aunt) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1867 Aug 10, D. Bréard (brother) (Liverpool) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1868 Feb 21, Marguerite (sister) (Le Havre) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1868 Mar 10, H.B. (brother) (Paris) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1868 Mar 21, Léonie Gaffney (London) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1868 Jul 5, Marguerite (sister) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18[6?]8 Jul 14, J.A. Mel[?]m to GFM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1868 Oct 23, Marguerite (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1872 Apr 13, Marguerite (sister) (Le Havre) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1873 Feb 15, Bob Manson (nephew) (Cardiff) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1874 Mar 14, [?] to Henry 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1875 Jun 1, M.B. (mother) to EBM with enclosed letter from D. Bréard (Philippines) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1886 Nov 19, E.G. (grandmother) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1893 May [5?], "Your Mabelle" (Boston) to EBM (Boston) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B.G. Gaffney (uncle) "Saturday 14 February" to "the Misses Bréard" 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D. Bréard (brother), Dec 8 (London) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                D. Bréard (brother), "Off Plymouth" to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  E. Gaffney (grandmother), Aug 30 to Eliza Manson (ship Sea Queen, Philadelphia) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    H.B., Mar 31, (London) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Henry Bréard, "Wednesday night" (Boston) to [?} 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Henry Bréard, "Friday night" (Boston) to EBM (Bath, Maine) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Léonie Gaffney to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Léonie Gaffney, "Tuesday" to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louise, 27th (Le Havre) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Margaret, Oct 31 to EBM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary, Monday 16th to "My dear Mother" 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary (sister), May 10 (London) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mary (sister), Jul 31 (Le Havre) to EBM (ship Sea Queen, Boston) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary (sister), Dec 29 to EBM (ship Sea Queen, New Orleans) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          M.B. (mother), "Friday evening" to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            M.B. (mother), Dec 6, (London) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M.B. (mother), Mar 19 (London) to EBM 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                M.B. (mother), Sep 12 to EBM c/o B. Gaffney (Le Havre) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rachel Bréard (sister), Feb 26 (Brentford) to EB 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    [?] one page to EBM in French 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miscellaneous envelopes, 1850-1868, 1890-1895 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miscellaneous envelopes, undated 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          [?] four postcards, undated (Capri, Le Havre, and Naples) to EBM (Bath, Maine and Boston) 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Receipts and miscellaneous documents, 1854-1896, n.d.