Guide to the John F. Marion Collection of Count Rumford, 1814 - 1979Rumford MS-1122

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Title:

Guide to the John F. Marion Collection of Count Rumford, 1814 - 1979

Call Number:

Rumford MS-1122

Collection Dates:

1814 - 1979

Size of Collection:

3 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The collection contains materials related to Count Rumford (1753-1814), his daughter Countess Rumford (Sarah Thompson, 1774-1852) and her ward Emma Gannell Burgum (1874-1923). They include research notes, clippings, correspondence, genealogical materials, photographs, lantern slides, negatives and manuscripts.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The John F. Marion Collection of Count Rumford contains materials related to Count Rumford (1753-1814), his daughter Countess Rumford (Sarah Thompson, 1774-1852) and her ward Emma Gannell Burgum (1874-1923.) Includes research notes by John Marion on Count Rumford and Countess Rumford; including magazine articles, clippings, correspondence, genealogical materials, lantern slides, photographs, and negatives; a book, "The Life of Rumford"; typescript copies of Countess Rumford's correspondence and diary entries, pencil sketches and engravings related to Count Rumford. Also included is manuscript material related to Emma Burgum, as well as an original manuscript of the Countess's "Memoirs of a Lady", poetry, newspaper clippings and an oversized Rumford family tree.

Biography

John F. Marion (1922-1991), Philadelphia historian and author. Editor-in-chief at Chilton Book Company.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1814-1956

Contains manuscript material related to Emma Burgum and Sarah Thompson. Includes original ms of ‘Memoirs of a Lady" by Sarah Thompson, as well as poetry and newspaper clippings.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: circa 1850's-1979

Contains Marion's research notes on Count Rumford and Countess Rumford (Sarah Thompson); including magazine articles, clippings, correspondence, genealogical materials, lantern slides, photographs, negatives, related to Rumford heirs; a book, "The Life of Rumford"; typescript copies of Countess Rumford's correspondence and diary entries, pencil sketches and engravings related to Count Rumford

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: circa 1960's

Rumford family tree.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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