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Diaries, 1799-1832, of Stephen Wanton Gould, concerned largely with meetings of the Society of Friends in and around Newport, R.I., but also mentioning the activities of his son John Stanton Gould and other family members and friends as well as several public events; extracts from the records of monthly meetings, 1676-1707, held by Rhode Island Quakers, copied and annotated by Gould; letters, 1862-1868, from John Stanton Gould to his daughter Mary (Gould) Baldwin, relating to the history and genealogy of the Goulds and the related Mott, Rodman, Stanton, and Wanton families, Gould's early life, his interest in the antislavery and temperance movements and in scientific agriculture, and other personal matters; journal, 1866-1869, showing Gould's interest in cattle diseases and grasses and in prison reform and other humanitarian aims and containing many references to his public life and his role in the founding of Cornell University; and microfilm copies of a typewritten copy of a diary, 1851-1862, kept by John Stanton Gould's second wife, Hannah Wright Gould (1819-1912), concerned largely with her life in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., and with reflections on religion; and Gould family genealogical charts and notes compiled by her granddaughter, Dorothy C. Abbott, including data on the related Atterbury, Bakewell, Gilpin, Gregg, Lawton, Newton, Parker, Rodman, Wanton, and Wright families.

Also, Hannah Wright GOuld diary (1851-1862) and Stephen Gould diary(1807-1809). Also, various and numerous legal documents.

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