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George Earl Church family collection

Scope & content

The materials in this collection relate to the family and personal life of George Earl Church and were sent to Brown University by descendants of Church.

Series 1. Margarita Palacios Lopez Videla (A2016.032). The original letters and documents in this series are all in Spanish. There are 59 letters written by George Earl Church to his daughter Margarita and her fiance Daniel Lopez Videla during 1891-1909. There are 12 documents sent to Margarita regarding the settlement of the estate of George Earl Church and her inheritance dating from 1910-1911. The estate documents are all in Spanish with the exception of one document.

Series 2. Nora Church Pedrazzoli (A2016.33). These documents are all photocopies. It contains a copy of the Last Will and Testament of George Earl Church dated 1909 in which he leaves money to his surviving children. It also contains 4 letters written in English by George Earl Church to Nora and her fiance Antonio Pedrazzoli dating from 1897-1898. There are also copies of a Genealogy chart of the Church family, death certificate for George Earl Church, death certificate for Olivia Sconzia Church, and an affadavit from Nora Church Pedrazzoli about her parents George Earl Church and Olivia Sconzia.

Series 3. Miscellaneous (A2013.052). This contains 2 original letters written to Church in 1889, a photocopy of a Church Family Genealogy prepared in 1975, photograph of a train engine "Colonel Church" and accompanying letter dated 1980.