Guide to the Papers of Gilman D. Frost, 1926 - 1942Manuscript DH-15

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Gilman D. Frost, 1926 - 1942

Call Number:

Manuscript DH-15

Collection Dates:

1926 - 1942

Size of Collection:

19 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Gilman Frost was born in Randolph, Vermont, in 1864, and received medical degrees from Dartmouth and Harvard in 1892, He practiced medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire, and was a professor at the Dartmouth Medical School. During his career he gathered genealogical data on Hanover, Lyme and Orford, New Hampshire families. This collection comprises correspondence, notes, and clippings compiled by Dr. Gilman Frost during his genealogical research. As a WPA project, Frost's handwritten notes on Hanover families were typed onto index cards. Notes on Lyme and Orford families remain in his hand. The bulk of the data recorded relates to events predating 1930, but additional later notes do occur. Dr. Frost died in Hanover, May 27, 1942.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, notes, and clippings compiled by Dr. Gilman Frost while conducting genealogical research on Hanover, Lyme, and Orford, New Hampshire families. His handwritten notes on index cards for all three towns still remain within the collection; the Hanover cards were typed as part of a WPA project, circa 1935.

Biography

Gilman DuBois Frost was born on 7 May 1864, in Randolph, Vermont, the son of Dr. Carleton Frost and Eliza Dubois. He attended Dartmouth College with his brother Edwin, both graduating in 1887. Gilman studied medicine at Dartmouth's and Harvard's medical schools, earning degrees from both schools in 1892. He married Margaret Thurston in 1895, and they had five children. Dr. Frost spent his teaching career at Dartmouth Medical School while conducting his practice in Hanover. His first appointment was as lecturer in anatomy, 1893-94. From 1894 to 1910 he was professor of anatomy and was professor of clinical medicine from 1910-37. In 1896, he and his brother conducted the first diagnostic X-Ray in the United States. Like his father, he served the Dartmouth Medical School as secretary-treasurer, 1896-1904, and as secretary 1904-09. Dr. Frost gathered genealogical data, primarily on Hanover families, from research in published sources, personal correspondence, notes taken from cemeteries, and from his conversations with patients and local residents. Dr. Frost died on 27 May 1942, in Hanover.

Related Material

Dr. Frost's papers relating to his medical and teaching career exist as Series 5 of the Frost Family papers, MS-1034

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 26547, Research files, circa 1910 - 1942

Correspondence, notes, charts, census data and clippings collected by Gilman Frost during his genealogical research, primarily on Hanover and Lyme, New Hampshire, families.

Box: 5776, Dates: circa 1910-1942

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Unidentified Genealogical Notes, undated
  • Folder: 2, Frost, Gilman DuBois - School Papers and Notes, Circa 1884-1886
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence and Information regarding Frost's book on the History of Hanover, Circa 1932-1939
  • Folder: 4, Miscellaneous, Circa 1923-1930
  • Folder: 5, Adams Family, undated
  • Folder: 6, Frost, Gilman D. - Genealogy Charts, Circa 1929
  • Folder: 7, Clippings, Charts, and Correspondence for Letter B Family Names, undated
  • Folder: 8, Bartlett, undated
  • Folder: 9, "Boyce" to "Bosworth" 1, undated
  • Folder: 10, "Boyce" to "Bosworth" 2, undated
  • Folder: 11, Brant, undated
  • Folder: 12, Notebook on Boyce and Brant, undated
  • Folder: 13, Brant and Smith - Correspondence and Info, Circa 1914-1921
  • Folder: 14, Brown, Circa 1935-1936

Box: 5777, Dates: circa 1910-1942

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Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Bryant, Circa 1933-1935
  • Folder: 2, Burton, Circa 1921
  • Folder: 3, Census. Lyme and nearby towns: Canaan and Lebanon, 1850
  • Folder: 4, Family Names - Letter C, undated
  • Folder: 5, Copies of Census - Hanover, 1800, 1810, 1850
  • Folder: 6, Essex Co. Mass, undated
  • Folder: 7, Family Names - Letter D, Circa 1923
  • Folder: 8, Durkee Family, undated
  • Folder: 9, Family Names - Letter E, Circa 1929-1930
  • Folder: 10, Family names - Letter F, Circa 1936
  • Folder: 11, Frost Family - Legal Documents (Last Wills, etc.), correspondence, genealogical notes, and printed material, 1850-1930
  • Folder: 12, Exact Duplicate of Material in the Frost Printed Genealogy, Circa 1916
  • Folder: 13, Frost - Thurston, Data from His Family Charts, undated
  • Folder: 14, Finished Wilder Charts, Wheels - 55 Sheets, undated
  • Folder: 15, Frost Charts - Negatives - 55 Sheets, undated

Box: 5778, Dates: circa 1910-1942

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Goodale, undated
  • Folder: 2, Beginning of a Goodale Genealogy and Notebook, undated
  • Folder: 3, Letter H - Family Names, undated
  • Folder: 4, Hancock, Hosmer, Cushman, Lawrence, Circa 1916-1920
  • Folder: 5, Grafton Co. - Probate and Property, Circa 1924
  • Folder: 6, Hanover Families, Circa 1924-1936
  • Folder: 7, Frost genealogical papers - Heath, Circa 1920-1930
  • Folder: 8, Frost genealogical papers - Huncks, undated
  • Folder: 9, Holmes, undated

Box: 5779, Dates: circa 1890-1940

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Family Names - Letters I and J, 1926-1933
  • Folder: 2, Kendrick Chart, Circa 1924-1938
  • Folder: 3, Kunne, Knowlton, and others, undated
  • Folder: 4, Family Names - Letter L, Circa 1917-1940
  • Folder: 5, The Lawson Family, Circa 1890-1925
  • Folder: 6, Lyme Plain Cemetery - Notebook, 1928 April
  • Folder: 7, Lyme NH, Circa 1933
  • Folder: 8, The Martin Family, Circa 1914-1921
  • Folder: 9, Mayflower Lives, Circa 1920-1926
  • Folder: 10, M - Family Names, Circa 1917-1941
  • Folder: 11, N - Family Names, Circa 1922-1932
  • Folder: 12, Newspaper Clippings - Mostly Early Gazettes
  • Folder: 13, Family Names - O, Circa 1918-1940
  • Folder: 14, Orford NH, undated
  • Folder: 15, The Owen Family, Circa 1934-1937
  • Folder: 16, Family Names - P and Q, Circa 1917-1941
  • Folder: 17, Paine - Rich - Vickery, Circa 1919

Box: 5780, Dates: circa 1917-1937

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, The Partridge Family, Circa 1921-1922
  • Folder: 2, Phelps Family, undated
  • Folder: 3, R - Family Names, Circa 1929-1933
  • Folder: 4, S - Miscellaneous, Circa 1929-1930
  • Folder: 5, The Smith Family, Circa 1920-1938
  • Folder: 6, The Spear Family, Circa 1917-1920
  • Folder: 7, The Story (Storey) Family, Circa 1921
  • Folder: 8, Taylor, Farrar, and Fletcher, Circa 1920-1928
  • Folder: 9, Family Names - Letter T, Circa 1920-1936
  • Folder: 10, Thetford VT, 1938
  • Folder: 11, Family Names, Letters U and V, Circa 1935
  • Folder: 12, W, X, Y, Z - Miscellaneous, Circa 1919-1937
  • Folder: 13, The Wheeler Family, Circa 1920
  • Folder: 14, The White Family, Circa 1917-1920
  • Folder: 15, The Wood Family, Circa 1922-1935

Box: 5781, Dates: circa 1926-1940

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Lyme, NH, Vital Records copied by Gilman Frost, Circa 1773-1867
  • Folder: 2, The Woodward Family 1, Circa 1926-1932
  • Folder: 3, The Woodward Family 2, Circa 1927-1940
  • Folder: 4, Orford, NH, Town Records copied by Gilman Frost, 1932, 1934
  • Folder: 5, Piermont, NH, Gravestone Records, copied by Gilman Frost, undated

Series 26548, Hanover genealogical card file, circa 1925-1942

Index cards arranged by family surname, containing birth, death, and marriage data, along with narrative information and notes to sources, relating to Hanover families. Data gathered primarily circa1920-1942, covering events ca. 1700-1940. Cards were typed from the handwritten cards as part of a WPA project, circa 1935.

Box: 5782, Dates: circa 1935

Hanover families, A - Cl

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5783, Dates: circa 1935

Hanover families, Co - F

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5784, Dates: circa 1935

Hanover families, G - Ke

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5785, Dates: circa 1935

Hanover families, Ki - Ph

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5786, Dates: circa 1935

Hanover families, Ph - S

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5787, Dates: circa 1935

Hanover families, T - Z

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 9426, Dates: circa 1925-1942

Hanover families, A - Fos (original handwritten cards)

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 9427, Dates: circa 1925-1942

Hanover families, Fow - Pag (original handwritten cards)

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 9428, Dates: circa 1925-1942

Hanover families, Pal - Z (original handwritten cards

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Series 26549, Lyme, and Orford, NH, and general genealogical cards, circa 1920 - 1942

Index cards arranged by family surname, containing Dr. Frost's handwritten notes on birth, death, and marriage data, and narrative information, with notes to sources, primarily on Lyme, Orford, and Piermont families. Also cards on miscellaneous surnames. Data gathered primarily during the 1920's - 1942, but covering events circa 1700 - 1940.

Box: 5788, Dates: circa 1925-1942

Lyme families, A - h

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5789, Dates: circa 1925-1942

Lyme families, I - Z

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5790, Dates: circa 1925-1942

Orford,NH , families, A-Z,; General A - He

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5791, Dates: circa 1925-1942

General, Hi -Z

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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