Manuscript Collection MS Coll 00050A - Tripe Family Papers

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Reference code

CA OTUTF MS Coll 00050A

Title

Tripe Family Papers

Date(s)

  • 1838 - 1950 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

27 boxes (4 metres)

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Janet Dewan, 2016

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Scope and content

This collection is comprised of correspondence, documents, photographs and art works, and genealogical materials from England, India, the U.S.A, Cuba, the Philippines, and Canada, dating from 1838-1999, and related to Alfred Tripe (1818-1854), his sister Emily (Tripe) James (1817-1850), their first cousin Mary Broad (Tripe) De Rusett (1820-1898), and their relatives and descendants. Correspondence includes an extended series written 1866-1903 by William Francis James, highlighted by letters during his service with Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Cuba in 1898. Nineteenth-century images include four art works, 100 cartes-de-visite and thirty-three cabinet or larger size family portraits. The genealogical material consists of a comprehensive Tripe pedigree compiled in the 1980s and 1990s, a James Family Tree c1880, and four related pedigrees. The collection also documents the development of a family fairy tale, composed in India in 1878, edited in England c1914, and fully illustrated in Canada in 1992.

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Conditions governing access

Due to fragility, original correspondence in series 1 is restricted. Transcriptions of all letters are available for consultation in series 2.

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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CA OTUTF MS COLL00050A

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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