Albin Kendall Putnam papers 1821-1850
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The central figure in assembling this collection is Dorothy Abbott Putnam, recipient of most of the letters and therefore the original collector. It is unclear how she managed to retrieve her own letters to William Spaulding, but it is possible that they were returned to her following his death. The papers passed to her daughter, Rucina P. Adams, and eventually to the latter's grandson, Albin C. DeMary, who in 1943 was living in Idaho. From here they seem to have passed out of the family. They were acquired by the Clements Library in 1984.
Albin Kendall Putnam Papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan.