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Coll. No. 161
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of the papers of the Frey family and related Ludlow and Baldwin families of Kinderhook, Columbia County; Oswego, Oswego County; and Palatine Bridge, Montgomery County, N.Y. It includes family correspondence, diaries, farm and legal documents, letter books, daguerreotypes, and photograph albums. Among the letters are those concerning Helen Ludlow of the Hampton Institute in Virginia, where she taught freed slaves; and Caroline Frey and her years as a student in the Poughkeepsie Female Academy, 1857-1858, her marriage to Col. G.R. Giddings in 1862, and her life at various military posts in Connecticut, Louisiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Additionally, there are letters from Anna Wendell, Albany, N.Y., to Caroline Ludlow; the correspondence of Henry Ludlow and Marie Tappen; historical manuscripts of Samuel Frey Ludlow; and a eulogy and picture of Fitz Hugh Ludlow.
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