Series No. 1

Correspondence [textual record]. - 1937 - 1959, predominate 1950 - 1959. - 28.5 cm of textual records

Scope and content: This series contains incoming and outgoing correspondence between W. Sterry-Cooper and various archives, museums, libraries and other repositories in Great Britain and elsewhere pertaining to his scholarly project. It also includes correspondence between Sterry-Cooper, his friends and others in connection with research problems and the planning of memorials and special public events to commemorate Edward Winslow and the Pilgrims. Also included are letters pertaining to the production, publication, sale and promotion of Sterry-Cooper's book, Edward Winslow, and his proposed, more scholarly work.

This series also contains correspondence between Sterry-Cooper and some of Edward Winslow's descendants living in England, Canada and the United States. These letters contain information about Winslow genealogy, the activities of Edward Winslow and the Mayflower Pilgrims, and the activities of his descendants engaged in the reconstruction of the Winslow family history. They also contain updates on inquiries that Sterry-Cooper made on their behalf.

This series consists of 2 sub-series:
1. Winslow family
2. General

Title based on content of the series

File arrangement is alphabetical

The creator arranged his correspondence files by correspondent and subject, and the archivist has generally maintained this organization.

In Winslow family members' files, located in sub-series 1, the creator grouped together letters pertaining to a particular subject or a research inquiry he made on their behalf. These files, therefore, contain letters not only to family members, but also to archives, museums, libraries and individuals on various subjects. This pattern holds true for the files of individuals which are located in sub-series 2. Letters located in "general" files (nos. 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27) are grouped together by correspondent or subject or both. 

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Last Update:  2000/02/21