Risley Family papers, 1804-1864 Rauner Manuscript MS-235

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of the Risley family contain personal and business letters, epitaphs for gravestones, accounts, property deeds, receipts and writings, including essays and poems, relating primarily to Asa Risley (1790-1862) and his son Lewis E. Risley (1824-1901). Of note are the sketches for gravestone inscriptions for Eleazer Wheelock, Sylvanus Ripley, Mary Brimstead, Mary Woodward, and Levi Newcomb.

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