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Vaughan family research files (M293)

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Title:
Vaughan family research files
Creator:
Pettengill, George E., (George Ewald), 1913
ID:
M293
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1946-1955
Date [inclusive]:
1946-2002, bulk 1946-1955
Extent:
0.42 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Included is correspondence to and from George Pettengill regarding the Vaughan family, bibliographical material, articles, transcriptions of original Vaughan family correspondence, handwritten notes, and a genealogical chart.
Access Restrictions:

No Access Restrictions

Preferred Citation:

Vaughan Family Research Files, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Brunswick, Maine.

George E. Pettengill received his A.B. from Bowdoin in 1933, and was a librarian at several institutions, including the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Samuel Vaughan (1720-1802) of London was a West India merchant and planter. He married Sarah Hallowell, daughter of Benjamin Hallowell, a Boston merchant. Benjamin Vaughan (1751-1835), William Vaughan (1752-1850), John Vaughan (1756-1841), Charles Vaughan (1759-1839), and Samuel Vaughan, Jr. (1762-?) were sons of Samuel and Sarah Vaughan. The Vaughan brothers and extended Vaughan family were merchants, landowners, authors, and politicians, some with ties to Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society, and the Franklin Institute.

Vaughan family research files compiled by the donor, George E. Pettengill, for over fifty years, beginning in 1946. Included is correspondence to and from Pettengill regarding the Vaughan family, bibliographical material, articles, transcriptions of original Vaughan family correspondence, handwritten notes, and a genealogical chart.

Arranged alphabetically by material type.

For additional Vaughan family material see the Charles Vaughan Family Papers (M180).

Family Name(s):
  • Vaughan family

Articles re: Benjamin Vaughan, 2002, undated

Box 1 Folder 1

Bibliographical Material, 1974, 1995, 2002, undated (the bulk is a listing printed in 2002 of the Benjamin Vaughan Papers held by the American Philosophical Society)

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence between George Pettengill and Mrs. J.M. (Sarah) Stetson, 1949-1950

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence between George Pettengill and Vaughan Family Members, 1948-1955, undated

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence to and from George Pettengill re: Samuel Vaughan, Jr., 1946-1950

Box 1 Folder 5

Genealogical charts of the Vaughan family (handwritten), undated

Box 1 Folder 6

Miscellaneous Material, 1995, undated

Box 1 Folder 7

Miscellaneous notes, 1946, undated

Box 1 Folder 8-9

Miscellaneous notes, undated

Box 1 Folder 9

Typescripts of correspondence, Benjamin Vaughan to Parker Cleaveland (originals at Bowdoin), 1819-18334

Box 1 Folder 10

Typescripts of correspondence to and from Samuel Vaughan, Jr. (Originals in Franklin Institute), 1776-1782

Box 1 Folder 11

Vaughan family extracts and quotes from books about Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other early Americans, undated

Box 1 Folder 12
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