Bates family papers

Summary

Creator: Bates family
Date(s): 1879-1940
Call Number: MSS 0758
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: The Bates family papers comprise 1.3 linear feet of correspondence, diaries, and ephemera documenting the personal and professional lives of three generations of Bates family members and largely centering on materials relating to writer Arlo Bates. The collection also offers insights into the archeological work of Arlo’s son, Oric Bates, while documenting the social and professional lives of Arlo’s daughter-in-law Natica Inches Bates and his grandson John Chester Bates. Arlo Bates (1850-1918) was a novelist of over fourteen works of fiction, a poet, and a professor of English at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) in Boston. His son, Oric Bates (1883-1918), became a prominent archeologist and Egyptologist of Harvard University’s Peabody Museum before his untimely death.
Physical Description: 1.3 linear feet (2 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, 2016.
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