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Bodman Family Papers, 1687-1980 [ongoing] (Bulk: 1840-1920)
42 boxes (24 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 232

Abstract:
Papers cover 10 generations of the Bodman family, from small town New England farmers to Midwestern bankers and grain elevator owners. They are an extremely rich source for the study of U.S. social history, providing a long-term look at an American family. The earliest material documents rural New England life. Family and business correspondence documents the daily life and business ventures in the Midwest. Materials include diaries, photographs, writings, and papers relating to the service during World War I of Herbert Luther Sr., and Theodora (Dunham) Bodman.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The Bodman Family Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished writings of Bodman family members. Copyright to materials created by other individuals may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Luther Bodman, Jr. family, ca. 1855

Luther Bodman, Jr. family, ca. 1855

The history of this line of the Bodman family in the United States can be traced to John and Sarah Bodman, English immigrants to the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Great Migration of 1629-40. The Bodman Family Papers trace their descendants beginning with their son Joseph.

Joseph Bodman was raised in Boston. He first saw the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts in 1675 as a soldier in King Philip's War. He returned to the area to homestead in the early 1680s, eventually settling in Hatfield, where the family was to remain for almost 100 years. In the early 1770s, three of Joseph's great-grandsons left Hatfield for the new township of Williamsburg. Seventeenth and eighteenth century Bodmans supported themselves by combining artisanry with subsistence farming. In the nineteenth century the scarcity of good land and the uncertainties of farming in New England led some Bodmans to join the westward migration settling in New York, Ohio, and Illinois. Those that remained in the East tried new enterprises such as factory production at a sawmill and tannery in Williamsburg, shop keeping in Charlemont, and banking in Conway and Northampton.

Beginning in the 1850s, investments in Illinois land led to family involvement in banking and grain merchandising that was to last well into the twentieth century. The firm of Milmine, Bodman and Co., founded in 1861 by Edward Cushman Bodman, grew from small-town bank (in Bement, Illinois) to international grain brokerage by the early 1890s.

In the mid-1970s, four Bodman cousins took an interest in their family's history and researched and wrote A Bodman Chronicle (1980). This book provides much biographical detail on Bodmans through the nineteenth century, plus genealogical charts and records for all known descendants of John and Sarah Bodman and should be consulted as a supplement to this description.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Bodman Family Papers consist of 24 linear feet of biographical material, correspondence, diaries, financial and business records, genealogical research material, legal documents, memorabilia, photographs, writings, and miscellaneous papers of ten generations of Bodman family members dating from 1687 to 1980. The bulk of the material dates from the 1840s through the 1910s. The papers are an extremely rich source for the study of United States social history, providing a long-term look at an American family.

The earliest material (1680s-1830s) documents rural New England life primarily through financial records and legal instruments. Beginning in the 1830s such material is augmented by family and business correspondence documenting daily life and business ventures in New England and the Midwest.

By the 1880s, with few Bodmans remaining in New England, the geographical center of the papers shifts to New York and the Midwest. For the period 1880-1920, family correspondence makes up a significant portion of the material, while business and financial records appear in much greater bulk than in the preceding generations, particularly in the papers of Edward Cushman Bodman (generation VI). These materials are supplemented with diaries, memorabilia, photographs, writings, and papers relating to the service during World War I of Herbert Luther, Sr., and Theodora (Dunham) Bodman (generation VII).

The largest portion of the material from the period 1920 to 1980 is genealogy and family correspondence. In addition, there are a number of line-a-day and travel diaries, photographs, scrapbooks and other memorabilia, plus personal financial records.

Family history has long been of interest to the Bodmans. Genealogical research material and notes can be found in the papers of Clara Philena Bodman (generation VI), Ida (Berdan) Bodman (generation VI), George Milmine Bodman (generation VII), Henry Edward Bodman (generation VII), Henry Taylor Bodman (generation VIII), and Herbert Luther, Jr. and Ellen-Fairbanks (Diggs) Bodman (generation VIII).

The papers are arranged by generation. Within each generation, papers of individuals, groups of siblings, or married couples are filed alphabetically by first name of Bodman descendant. Where applicable, papers of married couples are divided into three sequences beginning with common property, which is followed by papers of the Bodman descendant and then those of his or her spouse. The material is arranged by type.

Photographs and negatives are filed in separate sequences following the papers. Images of or by Bodmans are arranged alphabetically. Other images are arranged by subject.

Oversize items are stored separately. Removal sheets are filed throughout the papers and a listing of the contents of the oversize boxes is available as part of the folder-title list following.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The Bodman Family Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished writings of Bodman family members. Copyright to materials created by other individuals may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Bodman Family Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

Selections from the Bodman Family Papers can be viewed in the Web exhibit Across the Generations: Exploring U.S. History through Family Papers.

History of the Collection

The majority of the material making up the Bodman Family Papers was the gift of Herbert Luther Bodman, Jr. and Ellen-Fairbanks (Diggs) Bodman in 1985. Additions to the papers came from Elizabeth Holden in 1985 and from Robert Edgar Bodman and Henry Taylor Bodman in 1987.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Maida Goodwin, 1986.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
GENERATION I



Joseph Bodman (1659-1711)



Account book,
1701-11

Box 1: folder 1
Account book [and transcription, 1976],
1701-11

Box 1: folder 2
Account book [and transcription of sermon notes, 1976],
1701-11

Box 1: folder 3
Miscellaneous papers,
1687-1712

Box 1: folder 4
GENERATION II



Manoah Bodman (1692-1759): receipts, deed, inventory of estate,
1715-59

Box 1: folder 5
Samuel (1695-1764) and Martha (Warner) Bodman (dates unknown)



Samuel



Account book,
1705-30

Box 1: folder 6
Account book, Hatfield church,
1736-46

Box 1: folder 7
Index to accounts (?),
n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
Miscellaneous papers,
1717-69, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Receipts - settlement of estate of Manoah Bodman,
1759-60

Box 1: folder 10
Martha: will (?),
1788

Box 1: folder 11
Samuel and William Bodman: deeds, receipts,
1717-68

Box 1: folder 12
William Bodman (1698- 1723): note of debt, fragment,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
GENERATION III



Joseph Bodman (1731-1818)



Account books,
1776-1802

Box 1: folder 14
Account book,

[see M61 for microfilm]

1783-95

Box 1: folder 15
Miscellaneous papers,
1759-1818

Box 1: folder 16
Joseph, Samuel, and William Bodman:receipt, pew assign,
1785, 1795

Box 1: folder 17
Samuel Bodman (1736-1827)



Constable business,
1770-77

Box 2: folder 18
Correspondence,
1772-1803

Box 2: folder 19
Deeds,
1778-1812

Box 2: folder 20
Estate of Jesse Wild



Account book,
1761-62

Box 2: folder 21
Miscellaneous papers,
1756-1811

Box 2: folder 22-23
Miscellaneous papers,
1781-1812, n.d.

Box 2: folder 24
Notes of debt,
1770-1820

Box 2: folder 25
Receipts,
1775-1816

Box 2: folder 26
Samuel and William Bodman



Deeds,
1772-73

Box 2: folder 27
Miscellaneous papers re estate of Samuel (1695-1764),
1776-87

Box 2: folder 28
William Bodman (1741-1835): miscellaneous papers,
1772-1827

Box 2: folder 29
GENERATION IV



Joseph Bodman (1772-1847)



Bodman & Phillips: deed, indenture,
1810

Box 2: folder 30
Deeds,
1799-l844

Box 2: folder 31
Miscellaneous papers,
1800-45

Box 2: folder 32
Receipts,
1842

Box 2: folder 33
Luther, Sr. (1780-1861) and Clarissa (Day) (1787-1864) Bodman



Correspondence



Elam and Jerusha Bodman,
1837-65

Box 2: folder 34
Lewis Bodman,
1833-35, n.d.

Box 2: folder 35
Lewis, Luther, Jr., and (Clarissa) Angeline Bodman,
1835

Box 2: folder 36
Luther, Jr., and Philena (Hawks) Bodman,
1834-35, 1844-45

Box 2: folder 37
Samuel Bodman,
1838-44, 1859

Box 2: folder 38
Luther, Sr.



Account book (sawmill),
1836-40

Box 2: folder 39
Correspondence



Joseph Bodman,
1846

Box 2: folder 40
Salmon Munson,
1839

Box 2: folder 41
Miscellaneous papers,
1813-35

Box 2: folder 42
Clarissa:correspondence from (Clarissa) Angeline Bodman,
1845, 1848

Box 2: folder 43
Manoah Bodman (1764-1850): miscellaneous papers,
1805-20

Box 2: folder 44
Theophilus Bodman (1793-1838): deed,
1827

Box 2: folder 45
GENERATION V



(Clarissa) Angeline (Bodman) Hawks (1831-64): miscellaneous papers,
1851-52, n.d.

Box 3: folder 46
Elam Bodman (1812-1901): correspondence, Oliver Bodman,
1849

Box 3: folder 47
Joseph Bodman (1819-97)



Certificate from Grand Masonic Lodge of Massachusetts,
1860

Box 3: folder 48
Correspondence



Elam and Sarah Ann Bodman,
1851-60

Box 3: folder 49
Lewis Bodman,
1846, 1852, n.d.

Box 3: folder 50
Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1851-61, n.d.

Box 3: folder 51
Samuel Bodman,
1851

Box 3: folder 52
(Clarissa) Angeline (Bodman) Hawks,
1846, 1860

Box 3: folder 53
Miscellaneous,
1843-61, n.d.

Box 3: folder 54
Joseph Lyman (1810-57) and Cordelia (Hubbard) (c.1814-1900) Bodman: miscellaneous papers,
1848-57

Box 3: folder 55
Lewis (1809-86) and Emily (Nash) (1819-90) Bodman



Lewis



Correspondence



Charles Goodwin Bodman,
1867, 1869

Box 3: folder 56
Elam Bodman,
1839-41

Box 3: folder 57
Emily (Nash) Bodman,
1875

Box 3: folder 58
Frank Hubbard Bodman,
1868-75

Box 3: folder 59
Joseph Bodman,
1854-73

Box 3: folder 60
Lewis Henry Bodman,
1866-75

Box 3: folder 61-64
Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1862-75

Box 3: folder 65
Samuel Bodman,
1866-75

Box 3: folder 66
Samuel Luther Bodman,
1867

Box 3: folder 67
Sereno Bodman,
1867-68

Box 3: folder 68
Mary Sylvia (Bodman) Canterbury,
1867, 1875

Box 3: folder 69
Miscellaneous family,
1869, 1875

Box 3: folder 70
Miscellaneous non-family,
1848-72

Box 3: folder 71
To unidentified brothers,
1852-79

Box 3: folder 72
Financial,
1863-75

Box 3: folder 73
Miscellaneous papers,
1844-73

Box 3: folder 74
Emily



Correspondence



Lewis Henry Bodman,
1875

Box 3: folder 75
Frank Hubbard and Clara (Walker) Bodman,
1872-75

Box 3: folder 76
Lewis and Luther Bodman, Jr.: account book, L & L Bodman Co.,
1868-71

Box 3: folder 77
Luther, Jr. (1814-47) and Philena (Hawks) (1817-94) Bodman



Correspondence



Edward Cushman Bodman,
1852-57

Box 3: folder 78
Ellen (Bodman) and Charles Parkhurst,
1887

Box 3: folder 79
(Luther) Whitney Bodman,
1856-58, n.d.

Box 3: folder 80
Wills, inventory of estate,
1884-96

Box 3: folder 81
Luther, Jr.



Correspondence



Business, miscellaneous,
1848-53

Box 3: folder 82-83
Business, miscellaneous,
1856-69, 1886

Box 4: folder 84-85
Edward Cushman Bodman,
1856, 1864

Box 4: folder 86
Elam Bodman,
1838-56

Box 4: folder 87
Joseph Bodman,
1845-59

Box 4: folder 88
Lewis Bodman,
1846-59

Box 4: folder 89-91
Philena (Hawks) Bodman,
1845-56

Box 4: folder 92
James A. Hawkes,
1848-58

Box 4: folder 93
William A. Hawks,
1855-60

Box 4: folder 94
Ellen (Bodman) Parkhurst,
1887

Box 4: folder 95
Miscellaneous,
1864-68

Box 4: folder 96
To unidentified brothers,
1879-80

Box 4: folder 97
Business papers, miscellaneous,
1841-60, n.d.

Box 4: folder 98
Invoices and receipts,
1852-55, n.d.

Box 4: folder 99-101
Miscellaneous papers,
1834-1879

Box 4: folder 102
Railroad bills of lading,
1852-54

Box 4: folder 103
Philena



Cookbook,
n.d.

Box 4: folder 104
Correspondence



(Clarissa) Angeline Bodman,
1851-54, n.d.

Box 4: folder 105
Edward Cushman Bodman,
1854-1857

Box 4: folder 106
Emily Caroline (Nash) Bodman and daughter,
1857

Box 4: folder 107
Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1848-68, n.d.

Box 4: folder 108
(Luther) Whitney Bodman,
1857, n.d.

Box 4: folder 109
Susan (Kingsley) Bodman,
1855-56

Box 4: folder 110
William A. Hawks,
1853-60

Box 4: folder 111
William Mayhew,
1836-52

Box 4: folder 112
Ellen (Bodman) Parkhurst,
1887

Box 4: folder 113
Miscellaneous,
1832-57, n.d.

Box 4: folder 114
Silas and Rebecca Hawks,
1839

Box 4: folder 115
Writings,
1838, n.d.

Box 4: folder 116
Oliver Booth Bodman (1825-50)



Correspondence



Albert Holmes Bodman,
1844-46

Box 4: folder 117-119
(Clarissa) Angeline Bodman,
1845

Box 4: folder 120
Elam Bodman,
1846

Box 4: folder 121
Joseph Bodman,
1850

Box 4: folder 122
Miscellaneous,
1847-49

Box 4: folder 123
To unidentified brothers,
1846, n.d.

Box 4: folder 124
Samuel Bodman (1807-82)



Correspondence



Miscellaneous,
1832-55

Box 4: folder 125
To unidentified brothers,
1852, 1857, n.d.

Box 4: folder 126
GENERATION VI



Albert Holmes Bodman (1826-85)



Chicago Daily Tribune column [photocopy],
Mar-Nov 1863

Box 5: folder 127
"Episodes of the Rebellion," speech [photocopy],
n.d.

Box 5: folder 128
"In Sight of Vicksburg," diary [photocopy],
Feb-Mar 1863

Box 5: folder 129
Alice (Pratt) Bodman (1860-1934): diary [transcription],
1883-85

Box 5: folder 130
Clara Philena Bodman (1859-1951)



Art Club,
1888, n.d.

Box 5: folder 131
Autograph book,
1855-1942

Box 5: folder 132
Correspondence



Edward Cushman Bodman,
1900

Box 5: folder 133
George Milmine Bodman,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 134
Ida (Berdan) Bodman,
1878, 1884, n.d.

Box 5: folder 135
(Luther) Whitney and Grace (Smith) Bodman,
1884-93, n.d.

Box 5: folder 136-137
Philena (Hawks) Bodman,
1888

Box 5: folder 138
Annie C. Bridgman,
1884-1901

Box 5: folder 139
Howard Bridgman,
1886-94, n.d.

Box 5: folder 140
George Washington Cable,
1894-1906

Box 5: folder 141
Mary Bryant Daniels,
1885-92

Box 5: folder 142
Mary Ellis,
1876-95, n.d.

Box 5: folder 143
Mary A. Frost,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 144
Hawks family,
1887

Box 5: folder 145
T.H. Hawks family,
1885-1906

Box 5: folder 146
Jeannette Mabie,
n.d.

Box 5: folder 147
Charles and Ellen (Bodman) Parkhurst,
1883-1901, n.d.

Box 5: folder 148
Rev. J.E. Rankin,
1890-99

Box 5: folder 149
Delia Stearns,
1886-87

Box 5: folder 150
Akuri _____,
1902

Box 5: folder 151
Alfred _____,
1904, 1907

Box 5: folder 152
Re genealogy,
1900-38, n.d.

Box 6: folder 153
Miscellaneous,
1881-1915, n.d.

Box 6: folder 154-156
Miscellaneous papers,
1859-1924

Box 6: folder 157
Edward Cushman (1840-1917) and Ida (Berdan) (1855-1937) Bodman



Correspondence



George Milmine Bodman,
1908, n.d.

Box 6: folder 158
Herbert Luther Bodman,
1897-1908

Box 6: folder 159-160
Marriage license,
8 Jan 1878

Box 6: folder 161
Edward



Correspondence - Family



Arthur E. Baker,
1888-1912

Box 6: folder 162
Fred Berdan,
1893-99

Box 6: folder 163
John M. Berdan,
1895-1907, n.d.

Box 6: folder 164-165
Mary E. Berdan,
1888-1904

Box 6: folder 166
Pamela Berdan,
1886-1912

Box 6: folder 167
Peter F. Berdan,
1885-86

Box 6: folder 168
Clara Philena Bodman,
1886-1913, n.d.

Box 6: folder 169-170
Frederick Harlan Bodman,
1893-1904, n.d.

Box 6: folder 171
George Milmine Bodman,
1893-1913, n.d.

Box 6: folder 172
Herbert Luther Bodman,
1895-1913

Box 6: folder 173-175
Ida (Berdan) Bodman,
1886-96, n.d.

Box 6: folder 176-178
Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1885-86, n.d.

Box 7: folder 179
(Luther) Whitney Bodman,
1885-99

Box 7: folder 180-198
(Luther) Whitney Bodman,
1901-13, n.d.

Box 8: folder 199-214
Marjorie Bodman,
n.d.

Box 8: folder 215
Carroll Dunham,
1893

Box 8: folder 216
Fred W. Hawkes,
1896-98

Box 8: folder 217
Hawks family,
1891-99, 1912

Box 8: folder 218
Albert and Mary Herter,
1910-14, n.d.

Box 8: folder 219
Charles and Ellen (Bodman) Parkhurst,
1885-1913, n.d.

Box 8: folder 220-221
Julia Rodgers,
1911, n.d.

Box 9: folder 222
Oliver Rodgers,
1886-1902

Box 9: folder 223-229
Walter G. Shepard,
1888-1905

Box 9: folder 230
Miscellaneous,
1880-1911, n.d.

Box 9: folder 231
Correspondence - General



A,
1886-1913

Box 9: folder 232-233
Adams Memorial Presbyterian Church,
1904-11

Box 9: folder 234
C. Auchard Real Estate and Loan Agent,
1886

Box 9: folder 235
B,
1886-1913, n.d.

Box 9: folder 236-238
Brooklyn Trust Co.,
1899-1904

Box 9: folder 239
E.O. Brown & Co./Brown & Dodge,
1888-93

Box 9: folder 240
A.S. Burr,
1885-1911

Box 10: folder 241-253
A.S. Burr: bills, receipts, accounts,
1886-88

Box 10: folder 254-256
C,
1886-1913, n.d.

Box 10: folder 257-258
George Washington Cable,
1899-1903

Box 10: folder 259
George Chase,
1891-96

Box 10: folder 260
City National Bank (Holdredge, NB),
1910-13

Box 11: folder 261
City National Bank (Springfield, MA),
1888

Box 11: folder 262
Cochran & Walsh,
1886-95, n.d.

Box 11: folder 263-268
Commercial Light and Power,
1896-1901

Box 11: folder 269
Cooksey and Stebbins,
1901-13

Box 11: folder 270-271
D,
1886-1912

Box 11: folder 272
Davis Bar Harbor Buckboard Co.,
1903-10

Box 11: folder 273
E,
1888-1910, n.d.

Box 11: folder 274
F,
1888-1911, n.d.

Box 11: folder 275
Farmers National Bank,
1893-1912

Box 11: folder 276
First National Bank (Duluth, MN),
1895-1913

Box 11: folder 277
First National Bank (Toledo, OH),
1886-91

Box 11: folder 278
Flandrau & Co.,
1898-1905

Box 11: folder 279
Forge House,
1893

Box 11: folder 280
G,
1887-1912

Box 11: folder 281
Genesee Fruit Co.,
1896-1902

Box 11: folder 282
H,
1886-1912, n.d.

Box 11: folder 283-284
Hampshire County National Bank,
1888-99, n.d.

Box 12: folder 285
Hampshire Marble Co.,
1887-88

Box 12: folder 286
N. Haughton and Co.,
1886-93

Box 12: folder 287
Michael Hennessy,
1904-05, n.d.

Box 12: folder 288
Hoffman Arms,
1893

Box 12: folder 289
Hunt, Evans and Co.,
1888-99, n.d.

Box 12: folder 290-293
International Trust Co.,
1911

Box 12: folder 294
J,
1893-1913

Box 12: folder 295
K,
1886-1913, n.d.

Box 12: folder 296
Kingsley, Mabon and Co.,
1893-1905

Box 12: folder 297
R.B. Knox and Co.,
1900-13

Box 12: folder 298-304
F.A. Kumler Real Estate Office,
1886-1902

Box 12: folder 305
L,
1888-1913

Box 12: folder 306
Laidlow and Co.,
1905-13

Box 12: folder 307
Cyrus J. Lawrence and Sons,
1910-12, n.d.

Box 12: folder 308
William E. Lucas,
1891-99, n.d.

Box 13: folder 309-320
Lymansville Co.,
1911-12

Box 13: folder 321
M,
1886-1913, n.d.

Box 13: folder 322-323
Madison Square Church,
1893-1911

Box 13: folder 324-326
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
1886-1912

Box 13: folder 327
McConaughy Grain Co.,
1905-12

Box 13: folder 328-330
McKim, Mead & White,
1904-10

Box 13: folder 331
W.B. Meikle, City Loans,
1888

Box 13: folder 332
Milmine, Bodman and Co.



General,
1888-1912

Box 14: folder 333
William H. Kemp,
1901-13

Box 14: folder 334-335
C.W. McConaughy,
1898-1904

Box 14: folder 336-339
Douglas Miller,
1904-11

Box 14: folder 340
C.E. Milmine,
1896-1913

Box 14: folder 341
George Milmine,
1885-96

Box 14: folder 342
Sidney Mitchell,
1904-05

Box 14: folder 343
E.H. Phelps,
1886-1902

Box 14: folder 344-347
William Valiant,
1904

Box 14: folder 348
Miscellaneous papers,
1886-1901, n.d.

Box 14: folder 349
Jas. H. Milne,
1895

Box 14: folder 350
Minnesota Loan and Trust Co.,
1888-91

Box 14: folder 35l
N,
1888-1913

Box 14: folder 352
Clarence M. Noble Real Estate and Insurance,
1894-98

Box 14: folder 353
Northern National Bank,
1885-1910, n.d.

Box 14: folder 354
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
1893-1910

Box 14: folder 355
O,
1891-1905

Box 14: folder 356
P,
1888-1913

Box 14: folder 357
Procter and Co.,
1893-1912

Box 14: folder 358
Q,
n.d.

Box 14: folder 359
J.M. Quinby and Co.,
1896

Box 14: folder 360
R,
1888-1913

Box 15: folder 361
Rochester Cold Storage & Ice Co.,
1902-13

Box 15: folder 362-363
J.M. Rockwell,
1891

Box 15: folder 364
Fannie Rous,
1888-1902, n.d.

Box 15: folder 365
Fred P. Rush & Co.,
1888-91

Box 15: folder 366
S,
1886-1913, n.d.

Box 15: folder 367-368
Seaboard National Bank,
1888-1913

Box 15: folder 369
Seal Harbor Village Improvement Society,
1902-13

Box 15: folder 370
Secor and Bell,
1910-12

Box 15: folder 371
Sheppey & Co.,
1896

Box 15: folder 372
Sheridan Lumber Co.,
1893

Box 15: folder 373
Francis Louis Slade,
1904-10

Box 15: folder 374
W.S. Smallidge,
1902-11

Box 15: folder 375
Smith and Baker,
1896-1902

Box 15: folder 376
State National Bank,
1893-1905

Box 15: folder 377
Steinberger, Sinn & Co.,
1911-13

Box 15: folder 378
T,
1886-1913

Box 15: folder 379
U-V,
1886-1912

Box 15: folder 380
United Boxboard/United Paperboard,
1907-13

Box 15: folder 381
W-Z,
1886-1913

Box 15: folder 382-383
H.S. Wallbridge & Co.,
1886-93

Box 15: folder 384
Ward, Hayden & Satterlee,
1902-04

Box 15: folder 385
Chas. T. Wing,
1888

Box 15: folder 386
WCTU Settlement School,
1912-13, n.d.

Box 15: folder 387
Morrison Waite Young,
1899-1912

Box 15: folder 388
Outgoing [2 bound volumes],
1895-99

Box 16
Outgoing [miscellaneous items],
1888-1911

Box 16: folder 389
Diary,
1916

Box 16: folder 390
Financial



Journal,
1869-79

Box 16
Ledger,
1869-79

Box 16
Journal,
1880-89

Box 17
Ledger,
1880-89

Box 17
Journal,
1890-1902

Box 17
Ledger,
1890-1902

Box 18
Journal,
1903-14

Box 18
Ledger,
1903-14

Box 18
Journal,
1915-20

Box 19
Ledger,
1915-19

Box 19
Memberships, subscriptions,
1886-1915

Box 19: folder 391
Miscellaneous papers,
1888-1915, n.d.

Box 19: folder 392
Will, estate inventory,
1915, n.d.

Box 19: folder 393
Ida



Correspondence



A-Be,
1886-1923, n.d.

Box 19: folder 394
Bo-H,
1886-1901, n.d.

Box 19: folder 395
K-Z,
1877-1927, n.d.

Box 19: folder 396
Clara Philena Bodman,
n.d.

Box 19: folder 397
George Milmine Bodman,
n.d.

Box 19: folder 398
Herbert Luther Bodman,
1896-1923

Box 19: folder 399
To Millie Berdan(?),
1864

Box 19: folder 400
Financial



Ledgers,
1888-1919

Box 20
Journal,
1897-1915

Box 20
Ledger,
1897-1915

Box 20
Journal,
1916-23

Box 21
Ledger,
1916-22

Box 21
IMB Trust ledger,
1930-47

Box 21
Ledger sheets,
1923

Box 21: folder 401
Genealogy



Berdan family



Charts,
n.d.

Box 22: folder 402
Correspondence,
1923-46, n.d.

Box 22: folder 403
Notes,
n.d.

Box 22: folder 404
Research material,
1839-1935, n.d.

Box 22: folder 405
Bodman family,
1917-38, n.d.

Box 22: folder 406
Kip family,
n.d.

Box 22: folder 407
Selden family



Charts,
n.d.

Box 22: folder 408
Correspondence,
1908-37, n.d.

Box 22: folder 409
Notes,
n.d.

Box 22: folder 410
Research material,
1877, n.d.

Box 22: folder 411
Waite family,
1864-1944, n.d.

Box 22: folder 412
Williams family,
1925, n.d.

Box 22: folder 413
Society of the Colonial of Dames of New York: claim forms,
1930

Box 22: folder 414
Miscellaneous charts,
n.d.

Box 22: folder 415
Miscellaneous notes and research material,
1931, n.d.

Box 22: folder 416
Memorabilia,
1872-94, n.d.

Box 22: folder 417
Miscellaneous papers re household,
1919-27, n.d.

Box 22: folder 418
Scrapbook,
1868-1917

Box 22
Lewis Henry Bodman (1840-1909): miscellaneous papers,
1872, 1887

Box 23: folder 419
(Luther) Whitney (1845-1917) and Grace (Smith) (1850-1934) Bodman



(Luther) Whitney


Box 23
Correspondence,
1858, 1879, 1886

Box 23: folder 420
Record of the Self Control Club,
1857-62

Box 23: folder 421
Grace: Bible,
1885

Box 23: folder 422
Martha (Lyman) Bodman (1840-1937): letter to parents,
1866

Box 23: folder 423
Mary Sylvia (1847-1928) and Minnie Elizabeth (1857-1926) Bodman: correspondence,
1867?-75

Box 23: folder 424
GENERATION VII



George Milmine Bodman (1882-1950)



Correspondence



Herbert Luther Bodman, Sr.,
1899-1900, 1918-19

Box 23: folder 425
Re genealogy,
1933

Box 23: folder 426
George Milmine and Herbert Luther Bodman, Sr.: trust account ledger,
1932-36

Box 23: folder 427
Henry Edward (1874-1963) and Florence (Taylor) Bodman (1872-1960)



Miscellaneous papers,
1897-1963

Box 23: folder 428
Henry



Correspondence from Lewis Henry Bodman,
1900

Box 23: folder 429
Genealogy



Correspondence,
1940-60

Box 23: folder 430
Notes and research material,
n.d.

Box 23: folder 431
Grand Jury Investigation into Banking Conditions in Wayne County, Michigan



Journal,
Feb-Mar 1933

Box 23: folder 432
Miscellaneous papers,
Feb-Jun 1933

Box 23: folder 433
Testimony,
Jun 21-22, 1933

Box 23: folder 434
Speeches,
1932, 1938

Box 24: folder 435
Writings, (?)
c. 1928-1958

Box 24: folder 436
Herbert Luther, Sr. (1880-1958) and Theodora (Dunham) (1895-1983) Bodman



Correspondence



Carlyle Berdan Bodman,
1956

Box 24: folder 437
Ellen-Fairbanks (Diggs) Bodman,
1954-56

Box 24: folder 438
Herbert Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1944-45, n.d.

Box 24: folder 439
Violet Bodman,
1926?-40, n.d.

Box 24: folder 440
Miscellaneous papers,
1938, 1943, n.d.

Box 24: folder 441
Wedding



Memento of service,
1917

Box 24: folder 442
Announcements and invitations,
1917

Box 24: folder 443
Announcement list,
1917

Box 24: folder 444
Guest list,
1917

Box 24: folder 445
Herbert



Biographical material and memorabilia



Miscellaneous,
1883-1958, n.d.

Box 24: folder 446
Obituaries,
1958

Box 24: folder 447
Scrapbook,
1903-13

Box 24: folder 448
War Service - World War I



Field notebooks,
1918, n.d.

Box 24: folder 449
Passes, notes, receipts, miscellaneous,
1919,n.d.

Box 24: folder 450
Enrollments, certificates, citations,
1916-19

Box 24: folder 451
Correspondence,
1916-19

Box 24: folder 452
Orders,
1917-19, n.d.

Box 24: folder 453
War Service - World War II: miscellaneous papers,
1942-45, n.d.

Box 24: folder 454
Correspondence - Family



Edward Cushman Bodman,
1901, 1907?

Box 25: folder 455
Edward Dunham Bodman,
1941

Box 25: folder 456
George Milmine Bodman,
1937, 1943

Box 25: folder 457
Herbert Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1943-45

Box 25: folder 458
Theodora (Dunham) Bodman,
1917, 1930, n.d.

Box 25: folder 459-460
Violet Bodman,
1938, 1940, n.d.

Box 25: folder 461
Miscellaneous Bodmans,
1907?, 1931, 1946

Box 25: folder 462
To "Uncle John,"
1900

Box 25: folder 463
Correspondence - Business,
1901-11, 1937-42, n.d.

Box 25: folder 464-468
Correspondence - General,
1906-47, n.d.

Box 25: folder 469-472
Diaries,
1905-7 Feb 1908

Box 25: folder 473
Diaries,
8 Feb 1908-1912

Box 26
Diaries of cruises (ship's logs),
1902-16, 1948-49

Box 26
Financial



Milmine, Bodman and Co.: petty cash book,
1908-35

Box 27
HLB Trust account book,
1927-37

Box 27
HLB Trust for Children, account book,
1934-38

Box 27
Balance sheets,
1909-12

Box 27: folder 474
Speeches,
1935, 1946

Box 27: folder 475
Writings



Prose pieces,
1915, 1933-35, n.d.

Box 27: folder 476
Poetry,
n.d.

Box 27: folder 477
Notes for a biographical sketch (?) of Ida Maria (Berdan) Bodman,
c. 1935

Box 27: folder 478
Theodora



Biographical material and memorabilia



Cookbook,
1913

Box 28: folder 479
Education



Class notes - Latin,
1910

Box 28: folder 480
Class notes - Literature,
1911, 1916, n.d.

Box 28: folder 481
St. Timothy's School: yearbook and writings for school literary magazine,
1911-12

Box 28: folder 482
Miscellaneous,
1914-76, n.d.

Box 28: folder 483
Scrapbooks,
1930, 1973-82

Box 28: folder 484
World War I



Miscellaneous,
1916-18, n.d.

Box 28: folder 485
Passports, passes, visas,
1916-18, n.d.

Box 28: folder 486
Correspondence - Family



Edward Dunham Bodman,
1926?-36

Box 28: folder 487
Herbert Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1943-45, n.d.

Box 28: folder 488-493
Herbert Luther Bodman, Sr.,
1916-44, n.d.

Box 29: folder 494-512
Herbert Luther Bodman, Sr., recorded message,
n.d.

Box 29: folder 513
Ida (Berdan) Bodman,
1917

Box 29: folder 514
Violet Bodman,
1926?-40

Box 29: folder 515
Dows Dunham,
1917, 1922

Box 29: folder 516
Edward Kellogg Dunham, Jr.,
1914-18, 1926-27

Box 29: folder 517
Mary (Dows) Dunham,
1926-27, n.d.

Box 29: folder 518
Miscellaneous Dunhams,
1914-34, n.d.

Box 30: folder 519
To family from France,
1916-17, n.d.

Box 30: folder 520-522
Correspondence - General,
1907-76, n.d.

Box 30: folder 523-534
Diaries,
1909, 1912

Box 30: folder 535-536
Diaries,
1913-17

Box 31
Transcript of diary (France),
1916

Box 31: folder 537
Diaries,
1929-78

Box 32
Financial: TDB Trust ledgers,
1936-48

Box 33
Speeches



Texts,
1917-18

Box 34: folder 538
Clippings, programs, posters,
1917-18

Box 34: folder 539
Writings



"Grandma Dows,"
n.d.

Box 34: folder 540
"I Still Remember," [published privately, 1986]
n.d.

Box 34: folder 541
"Letters of a War Worker," Red Cross Magazine, Vol.XII, No.
7, Aug 1917

Box 34: folder 542
"Old Brookville," ms. and research materials,
n.d.

Box 34: folder 543-544
"The Story of William,"
n.d.

Box 34: folder 545
Miscellaneous,
1905-26, n.d.

Box 34: folder 546-548
GENERATION VIII



Edward Dunham Bodman (1922- )



Miscellaneous papers,
1937, n.d.

Box 34: folder 549
Correspondence to family from China,
1946

Box 34: folder 550
Henry Taylor Bodman (1906-87): correspondence re genealogy,
1972-75

Box 34: folder 551
Herbert Luther, Jr. (1924- ) and Ellen-Fairbanks (Diggs) (1924- ) Bodman



Correspondence to family from Beirut,
1952-53

Box 34: folder 552
Ellen Fairbanks Bodman to Herbert L. Bodman, Jr.,
1964

Box 34: folder 552a
Genealogy



Correspondence with authors of A Bodman Chronicle



Outgoing,
1977-80, n.d.

Box 34: folder 553
Richard Wainwright Bodman,
1975-80, n.d.

Box 34: folder 554-556
Robert Edgar Bodman,
1975-Aug 1979

Box 34: folder 557-559
Robert Edgar Bodman,
Oct 1979-1981, n.d.

Box 35: folder 560
Correspondence - General



Helen (Bradley) Bodman,
1973-79, n.d.

Box 35: folder 561
Helen (Shepard) Bodman,
1975-76

Box 35: folder 562
Henry Taylor Bodman,
1975-78

Box 35: folder 563
Samuel Wright Bodman,
1979, n.d.

Box 35: folder 564
Mary Emily (Bodman) Kenner,
1976-80, n.d.

Box 35: folder 565
Katherine Crosby Meese,
1978-80

Box 35: folder 566
Ruth (Leiserson) Sims,
1975, 1978

Box 35: folder 567
Louise (Hall) Tharp,
1975

Box 35: folder 568
Lewis Turco,
1974-77

Box 35: folder 569
Phyllis Winkler,
1974-78

Box 35: folder 570
Miscellaneous family,
1975-80, n.d.

Box 35: folder 571
Miscellaneous non-family,
1970-79

Box 35: folder 572
Notes



Charts,
n.d.

Box 35: folder 573
Bodman biographical notes in published sources - index by Richard Wainwright Bodman,
1977

Box 35: folder 574
Bodman houses,
n.d.

Box 35: folder 575
Bodman papers: miscellaneous lists and indexes,
1977, n.d.

Box 35: folder 576
Bodman papers: chronological list of letters,
c. 1978

Box 35: folder 577
Bodman papers: miscellaneous lists by individual,
c. 1978

Box 35: folder 578
Martha (Warner) Bodman genealogy,
n.d.

Box 35: folder 579
Unlocated Bodmans,
1976, n.d.

Box 35: folder 580
Miscellaneous,
1939, 1976, n.d.

Box 35: folder 581
Poems re family history,
1974-76, n.d.

Box 35: folder 582
Publication - A Bodman Chronicle



Advertisements, reviews, circular letters, sales report,
1979-80, n.d.

Box 35: folder 583
Correspondence re permissions and printing,
1978-79

Box 35: folder 584
Distribution list,
1979

Box 35: folder 585
Illustrations and layout,
1979

Box 35: folder 586
Typescript,
1979

Box 36: folder 587-592
Research material



Bodman genealogies,
1889, 1914, n.d.

Box 37: folder 593
Bodman genealogy by Glenn Taylor Bodman,
1963

Box 37: folder 594
Bodman name heraldry,
n.d.

Box 37: folder 595
Albert Holmes Bodman: typescript of material in Illinois State Historical Library,
1864

Box 37: folder 596
Edward Cushman Bodman,
1917, n.d.

Box 37: folder 597
Elam Bodman,
1863, 1866

Box 37: folder 598
Lewis and Emily (Nash) Bodman,
1877-90

Box 37: folder 599
Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1862-1938

Box 37: folder 600
(Luther) Whitney Bodman,
1917, n.d.

Box 37: folder 601
Manoah Bodman,
1814-1973, n.d.

Box 37: folder 602
Theophilus Bodman,
1978

Box 37: folder 603
Miscellaneous Bodmans,
1850-1980

Box 37: folder 604
Great Britain,
1873-1925

Box 37: folder 605
Bement, IL,
1875, 1980, n.d.

Box 37: folder 606
Hatfield, MA,
1889, 1935

Box 37: folder 607
Williamsburg, MA,
1874-1978

Box 37: folder 608
Pratt family,
n.d.

Box 37: folder 609
Sophia Smith genealogy,
n.d.

Box 37: folder 610
Hadley chests,
1935-80

Box 37: folder 611
Miscellaneous papers,
1946, 1979

Box 37: folder 612
Herbert, Jr.



Miscellaneous papers,
1936, 1944, n.d.

Box 37: folder 613
Account books,
1924-49

Box 37: folder 614-615
Ellen-Fairbanks: miscellaneous papers,
1936, 1948

Box 37: folder 616
Robert Edgar Bodman (1913- ): estate of Edgar Sereno Bodman, auction advertisement,
c. 1972

Box 37: folder 617
Violet Bodman (1920- )



Miscellaneous papers,
1920-47, n.d.

Box 37: folder 618
Correspondence - general,
1926-44, n.d.

Box 37: folder 619
Correspondence from Herbert Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1944-45

Box 37: folder 620
PHOTOGRAPHS



Clara Philena Bodman,
n.d.

Box 38: folder 621
Edward Cushman and Ida (Berdan) Bodman,
1878, n.d.

Box 38: folder 622
Edward Dunham Bodman, Herbert Luther Bodman, Jr., and Violet Bodman,
1923-50, n.d.

Box 38: folder 623
Herbert Luther, Sr. and Theodora (Dunham) Bodman



Herbert, Sr.



Portraits and snapshots,
1891-1918, n.d.

Box 38: folder 624
Groups,
1931-56, n.d.

Box 38: folder 625
Albums (2),
n.d.

Box 38: folder 626-627
California,
1898

Box 38: folder 628
Washington,
1910

Box 38: folder 629
Theodora



Portraits and snapshots,
1918, n.d.

Box 38: folder 630
Groups,
1972, n.d.

Box 38: folder 631
School,
1911-12, n.d.

Box 38: folder 632
World War I,
1916-17

Box 39: folder 633-634
World War I, albums,
1916-17

Box 39: folder 635
Lewis and Emily (Nash) Bodman,
n.d.

Box 39: folder 636
Luther Bodman, Jr. family,
circa 1855, n.d.

Box 39: folder 637
Robert Edgar Bodman,
n.d.

Box 39: folder 638
Miscellaneous Bodmans,
1899-1975, n.d.

Box 39: folder 639
Unidentified,
n.d.

Box 39: folder 640
Bodman gravestones,
1976, n.d.

Box 39: folder 641
Bodman houses,
1880-1975, n.d.

Box 39: folder 642
Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College,
n.d.

Box 39: folder 643
Martha Warner chest,
c. 1979

Box 39: folder 644
NEGATIVES



Theodora (Dunham) Bodman



World War I ambulance corps


Box 40: folder 1-7
Children


Box 40: folder 8-19
Henry Taylor Bodman


Box 41: folder 20
Herbert Luther Bodman, Jr.,
1943

Box 41: folder 21-23
Violet Bodman



At Hill House with dogs


Box 41: folder 24-27
Wedding


Box 41: folder 28-35
Photos used in A Bodman Chronicle


Box 41: folder 36-43
Unidentified


Box 41: folder 44-45
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



GENERATION I



Joseph Bodman



Deed: Josiah and Hepzibah Dewey to Joseph Bodman
1697

Box 42: folder 645
Deed: Martin Kellogg to Joseph Bodman
January 30, 1707

Box 42: folder 645
GENERATION II



Manoah Bodman: deed - Ebenezer Billing to Manoah Bodman,
19 Jun 1728

Box 42: folder 646
Samuel Bodman: deed - Joseph Morton to Samuel Bodman,
27 Jun 1717

Box 42: folder 647
Samuel and William Bodman



Deed - Jonathan and Nathaniel Smith to Samuel and William Bodman,
8 Mar 1717

Box 42: folder 648
Deed - Ebenezer Billing to Samuel and William Bodman,
10 Jun 1720

Box 42: folder 648
GENERATION III



Joseph Bodman



Accounts,
1776-79

Box 42: folder 649
Deed - Nathan Stark to Abner and Gros Williams,
3 Sep 1803

Box 42: folder 649
Samuel Bodman



Note of debt - Eliphalet and John Bulkley to Samuel Bodman,
3 Apr 1774

Box 42: folder 650
Probate list - Estate of Jesse Wild, expenses and legacies,
29 Sep 1807

Box 42: folder 650
GENERATION IV



Joseph Bodman



Deed - Alfred and Sylvester Bodman to John Wells and Joseph Bodman,
1 Sep 1818

Box 42: folder 651
Deed - Stephen Hopkins to Joseph Bodman,
21 Jan 1837

Box 42: folder 651
Luther Bodman, Sr.: bill of sale for chattels - Erastus B. Hillman to Luther Bodman,
30 Oct 1830

Box 42: folder 652
GENERATION V



Lewis Bodman: certificate of governor's appointment as justice of the peace,
4 Mar 1873

Box 42: folder 653
Luther Bodman, Jr.



List of stock on hand,
4 Jun 1853

Box 42: folder 654
Passport,
1879

Box 42: folder 654
GENERATION VI



Clara Philena Bodman



Passport,
28 Feb 1899

Box 42: folder 655
D.A.R. membership paper,
7 Dec 1898

Box 42: folder 655
Edward Cushman and Ida (Berdan) Bodman: marriage license,
8 Jan 1878

Box 42: folder 656
Lewis Henry Bodman: certificate of honorable service in the U.S. military,
15 Mar 1887

Box 42: folder 657
GENERATION VII



Herbert Luther Bodman, Sr.



Appointment to second lieutenant,
15 Aug 1917

Box 42: folder 658
Appointment to first lieutenant,
31 Dec 1917

Box 42: folder 658
Theodora (Dunham) Bodman



Ordre de transport,
13 Mar 1917

Box 42: folder 659
Passport,
3 Oct 1918

Box 42
St. Timothy's School: photographs,
1911, n.d.

Box 43: folder 660
World War I: album,
1917-18

Box 43
Scrapbook,
1974-82

Box 43
GENERATION VIII



Robert Edgar Bodman: estate of Edgar Sereno Bodman, auction advertisement,
c. 1972

Box 43: folder 661
GENERATION IV



Joseph Bodman: deed - Augustine W. Fox to John Wells and Joseph Bodman,
19 Jun 1820

Flat file
GENERATION VII



Theodora (Dunham) Bodman: posters advertising speeches re relief work,
c. 1917

Flat file

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