Henry Schmitz Cheshire Deeds, 1882-1932
Scope and Content
The collection contains financial and legal documents, correspondence, publications, maps, photographs, postcards, diplomas, certificates, journals, diaries, manuscripts, notes, clippings and similar materials retained by members of the extended Leavenworth family dating from the 1750s through 1993. As can be expected, the documentation is less plentiful for the earlier generations and becomes increasingly voluminous and diverse for the more recent generations. Of particular interest are the personal diaries and journals of several individuals that record their daily activities and thoughts, extensive correspondence between family members, correspondence during World War I, documentation of travels across the United States, personal ephemera and artifacts.
Originals of fragile 18th century legal documents are restricted from use. Photocopies of these documents have been integrated into the collection.
From the Collection: 37 Linear Feet
Language of Materials