Collection ID: M.83

Collection context

Summary

Date:
1847-1927 and undated
Abstract:
The collection contains various genealogical records collected and donated by Mary Meli. The collection is largely composed of general genealogical records about the Potter, Willard, and Currie family origins. This includes family photographs, Christmas cards, and a journal. Interesting to note is a family Bible and a pamphlet celebrating the Burlington Centennial.
Extent:
.42 Linear Feet and 1 legal manuscript box
Language:
English .

Background

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Scope and Content:

The Potter-Willard-Currie Papers contains various documents from 1847-1927 and undated. The collection was donated by Mary Meli, descendant of Ruth Currie.

The collection contains various genealogical records collected and donated by Mary Meli. The collection is largely composed of general genealogical records about the Potter, Willard, and Currie family origins. This includes family photographs, Christmas cards, and a journal. Interesting to note is a family Bible and a pamphlet celebrating the Burlington Centennial.

Biographical / Historical:

Ruth (Upson) Currie was born in Waterbury Connecticut in 1901. She studied business at Post Jr. College in Waterbury and graduated in 1921. Currie worked as a bookkeeper and stenographer for Blake & Johnson in Waterbury before her retirement in 1968. Currie was a member of the daughters of the American Revolution, a King's Daughter at Bunker Hill Church, a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary, and the Forever Young Club. Currie died at the age of 107 in Lebanon Connecticut.

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 753-0381
scrawford@mattmuseum.org