The Stevens family documented in this collection can be traced to Otho Stevens of
unknown parentage and birthplace, although it is probable he was born in Great
Britain and certainly died in Hampstead, N.H. in 1771. Descendent and resident of
Pittsford, NY, Robert Croll Stevens, a genealogist and biographer, collected
materials documenting the personal and professional lives of five generations of
Stevens family, beginning with Alden Sprague Stevens, 1795-1874, a member of the
fourth generation of the Stevens family.
Other major members of the Stevens family documented in this collection in descending
order of generation are: Robert (Wadleigh) Smith Stevens, Frederick Charles Stevens,
Robert Sproule Stevens, and the collector himself, Robert Croll Stevens. In
addition, published and unpublished materials relating to members of the immediate
families of these men has been carefully sought and included.