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This set of papers presents a variety of notes and correspondences between members of the family and friends. The bulk of the letters date 1895 and come from Elizabeth D. Paxton and Margaretta Paxton to their mother, Caroline Sophia Denny Paxton, while touring Europe. There are letters from James Dunlop and Harmar Denny to their mother, as well as condolence letters for Mr. and Mrs. William M. Paxton upon the death of Harmar Denny in 1896. This collection may prove useful for a researcher conducting a study of the Paxton family, or one interested in the travels of Americans in Europe at the end of the 19th century. This collection does not contain information relevant to William Miller Paxton’s time at Gettysburg or his career.

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Collection Size

.27 cubic feet

Publication Date

February 2015


Paxton, Europeans Travel, Americans in Europe


European Languages and Societies | Tourism

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-172: Paxton Family Papers