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Papers relating to a saltbox house, 1692-1992.
2 v. : ill. ; 30-38 cm.
Collection number: MS 0018

Steiner, Irene Gillette, 1913- ; housewife. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1935. Papers consist of scrapbooks documenting the history of her saltbox house, originally built in Hadley, Massachusetts ca. 1700.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

From 1951-1991 or 1992, Irene Gillette Steiner and her husband George Steiner were the owners of a saltbox house which was originally built in Hadley, Massachusetts and later restored in Greenwich, Connecticut. Irene Steiner was a member of the Mount Holyoke College Class of 1935.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Irene Gillette Steiner Papers consist of scrapbooks regarding the history of the house from its building on the corner of West Street and Cemetary Road in Hadley between 1692 and 1710 (probably by Aaron Cooke), to its restoration in Greenwich in 1952. Included is a typescript history dated February 14, 1992 illustrated with photographs taken when the house was moved. The second volume contains documentary evidence of the house's history: letters (1952-1965), deeds (1692-1938), wills (1686-1889) and town meeting warrants (1761-1772). Handwritten documents are accompanied by transcriptions. All documents except the warrants and letters are copies.

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Irene G. Steiner Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

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Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Hadley (Mass. : Town) - History - Sources.
  • Historic buildings - Connecticut - Greenwich.
  • Historic buildings - Massachusetts - Hadley.
  • Saltbox House (Hadley, Mass.)

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  • Scrapbooks

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