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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Brewster, Grace, 1880 - 1971. Collection, 1888 - 1955.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 148



Brewster, Grace, 1880 - 1971. Collection, 1888 - 1955. SMHC Manuscript Collection 148. 1 Records Center Carton and 1 1/2 Hollinger Boxes, 1.64 cubic feet.

Abstract:

The Grace Brewster collection contains information regarding her family history. The information was compiled by Brewster and her father, George H. Brewster. The information details the family lines of the Bentley, Brewster, Bristol, Bunker, Jordan, Kettner, Loomis, North, Panling, Pratt, Rambo, Roberts, Sheldon, Smith, and Stone families. In addition to the compilation of ancestral heritage, the collection contains numerous photographs of some of Brewster's many relatives.

Biographical Note:

Grace Brewster was born on 15 August 1880 in Mankato, Minnesota. She was the granddaughter of Morton Wilkinson, who served in the U.S. Senate from Minnesota between 1859 and 1865, and the daughter of George H. Brewster. Grace Brewster educated students in the Mankato school system for many years. She died on 3 November 1971.

Scope and Content:

The Grace Brewster collection is arranged in chronological order and by family name. The correspondence between Brewster and her relatives is arranged in chronological order from 1888 - 1952. The family genealogies have been arranged by family names: Bentley, Brewster, Bristol, Bunker, Jordan, Kettner, Loomis, North, Panling, Pratt, Rambo, Roberts, Sheldon, Smith, and Stone families. Additionally, fourteen notebooks and numerous documents concerning various family members have been categorized as miscellaneous items. The last section of the collection contains portraits of some members of the Brewster's extended family tree.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Brewster, Grace, 1880 - 1971. Collection, 1888 - 1955. SMHC Manuscript Collection 148, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Shirley Broden from the Blue Earth County Historical Society donated this collection in 1970.

Processed By:

The MSU Archives staff processed this collection in January 1976. The finding aid was revised by Jeff A. Jenson in January 2002.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Brewster, Grace, 1880-1971.
Brewster, George, 1841-1901.
Brewster family.
Bentley Family.
Bristol Family.
Bunker Family.
Jordan Family.
Kettner Family.
Loomis Family.
North Family.
Panling Family.
Pratt Family.
Rambo Family.
Roberts Family.
Sheldon Family.
Smith Family.
Stone Family.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 148

Box

Folder

“The Alden Letter,” 1947 – 1950

1

22

Bentley Family, Notes, 1920

1

9

Brewster Family, Notes, undated

1

10

Bristol Family, Notes, undated

1

12

Bunker Family, Notes, undated

1

11

Correspondence, undated

1

1

Correspondence, 1888 – 1898

1

2

Correspondence, 1901 – 1919

1

3

Correspondence, 1920 – 1925

1

4

Correspondence, 1926 - 1929

1

5

Correspondence, 1930 – 1939

1

6

Correspondence, 1940 – 1952

1

7

Genealogical Research Notes, Numbered Groupings, undated

2

1

Genealogical Research Notes, Miscellaneous, undated

2

2

Genealogical Research Notes, Miscellaneous, undated

2

3

Genealogical Research Notes, Miscellaneous, undated

2

4

Genealogical Research Notes, Miscellaneous, undated

2

5

Genealogical Research Notes, Notebooks, Miscellaneous, undated

2

6

Genealogical Research Notes, Notebooks, Miscellaneous, undated

2

7

Genealogical Research Notes, Notebooks, Miscellaneous, undated

2

8

Jordan Family, Notes, undated

1

12

Kettner Family, Notes, undated

1

12

Loomis Family, Notes, undated

1

11

North Family, “The Caleb North Genealogy,” 1930

1

14

North Family, Notes, undated

1

15

North Family, Notes, undated

1

16

Panling Family, Notes, undated

1

11

Photographs, undated

3

1

Photographs, undated

3

2

Photographs, undated

3

3

Pratt Family, Notes, undated

1

12

Rambo Family, Notes, undated

1

12

Roberts Family, Notes, undated

1

11

Sheldon Family, Notes, undated

1

11

Smith, Adam Family, Notes, undated

1

18

Smith, Adam Family, Notes, undated

1

19

Smith, Charles Family, Notes, 1902 - 1913

1

20

Smith, Charles Family, Notes, undated

1

21

Smith Family, Notes, undated

1

8

Smith Family, Henry, Daniel, Peter, and John, Notes, undated

1

17

Stone Family, Notes, undated

1

13