- CA OTUTF MS COLL 00048B
Part of Tripe Family Papers
This accession of the Tripe Family Papers includes correspondence, documents, photographs, and genealogical materials relating to descendants of Emily (Tripe) James 1817-1850, as well as photographs, documents and heraldry material pertaining to both ancestors and descendants of Emily's brother Alfred Tripe 1818-1854. Correspondence, written in England, Hawaii, and mainland America, relates to Emily's grandchildren, specifically William Francis James (1861-1944), Caroline Laura James (1861-1941) and Emma Polglase (James) Stevens Edwardes (1867-1958), and their mother Caroline Sophia (Beaumont) James (1842-1927) as well as the descendants of William Francis James, particularly Francis Leicester James (1888-1977). The letters describe several visits by family members to others in England and Hawaii, as well as ongoing correspondence between the James family in Hawaii, England, and India. Of note, are descriptions and observations of travel through mainland America, a first-hand account of the 1911 Delhi Durbar, discussions of the First and Second World Wars, and the fate of an oil portrait of James James (1800) by John Opie. James family documents include rare postcards of India from 1905-1913, the majority acquired and distributed to family members by Edith (James) Storrs (1873-1940). Xerox copies in this accession of two manuscripts written by William Francis James on his experiences immigrating to the United States in the 1880s, his service with Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and subsequent service as an Assistant Surgeon in the Philippines 1899-1903 can be compared with his original letters about these experiences in Tripe Family Papers 2016 (MS Coll 00050A). There is also a typescript manuscript written by William Francis James’ daughter, Naomi (James) Hart (1898-2001) on the James’ family experience of immigrating to Hawaii. Photographs depict descendants of the James family taken by Janet Dewan on trips to England and Hawaii in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as original historical photographs of James descendants taken in 1916 and 1929, and copies of historical James photographs made by Janet Dewan in 1985. Tripe material in this collection includes the metal seal bearing the crest and motto of Cornelius Tripe (1785-1860) and a wax rubbing made of the monumental inscription to William Tripe (died 1681) and Margaret his wife (died 1690) in the Parish church of All Saints, Kenton, Devon. Also included is material related to the military service of Alfred King Tripe (1887-1917), and Philip Valentine King Tripe (1918-1982), as well as five draft typescripts of memories, typed and hand-corrected by Marian F.K (Tripe) Ade (1915-2010), regarding family history, immigration, and military involvement.