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Object Name File, Document
Title Peleg Bailey Family Papers
Scope & Content A box of Peleg Bailey family papers. Includes a handwritten inventory of the family papers created by Mrs. W.H. Fries, the original owner. She provides the following summary: "These papers range from the end of the 18th century to a decade or so after the Civil War. They are derived from Caroline A. Bailey, daughter of Peleg and Sarah Bailey, of Little Compton, who married Otis Seabury of New Bedford. They are mainly concerned with people and land in Little Compton, through Tiverton, New Bedford, etc. are occasionally involved."

Collection includes individual folders with the following:
- Peleg Bailey will and miscelleanous papers
- Three folders of miscellaneous letters
- Sarah Gray Bailey, letters to and from
- Family letters from Caroline Amelia Seabury and her children
- Family letters from Otis Seabury
- Miscellaneous papers, news clippings and railroad tickets
- Deeds
- Merit cards and more letters
Also included in the box is an envelope of seven small cross-stitch samples.
Year Range from 1780.0
Year Range to 1870.0
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 2007.2529
Extent of Description Ten legal size folders, in a document box. Box is h 10.25" x w 5" x d 15.5"
Source unknown
People Peleg Bailey
Sarah Gray Bailey
Caroline Amelia Seabury
Otis Seabury