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Goelet family papers (SP 02)

McKillop Library

McKillop Library
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: 401-341-2276
Fax: 401-341-2951
email: archives@salve.edu

Administrative Information

Acquisition: Material was purchased from a private individual in July 2007. The papers had been found in a piece of furniture formerly owned by the Goelet family. No original order was apparent, though the sellers had arranged the material into six 3-ring binders and one group of loose material. The binders bore the following labels: Goelet European documents; Goelet NY documents; Goelet Newport, RI (2); Hunt autographs; Robert Goelet. Items were in plastic sleeves, though some sleeves contained several pieces and many individual items were still folded. There was no chronological order to the material.
Accruals: No additional accruals are expected.
Processing information: Maria Bernier, University Archivist, removed the items from their sleeves, rearranged them into new series, and put them in chronological order. New finding aid produced in 2008 July by Maria Bernier, University Archivist.
Author: Finding aid prepared by Maria Bernier
Encoding: Finding aid encoded by Aimee Saunders 2010 July 07
Revisions: 2017 August 1
  • Links to digital reproductions of collection materials were modified by Genna Duplisea.
  • 2017 February 22
  • Links to digital reproductions of collection materials were added to the finding aid by Genna Duplisea.
  • Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)