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Barnard-Talcott Hollerith Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2088

Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains account books and notes that belonged to the Barnard-Talcott family in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in England the the United States. Materials date from 1790 to 1858.

The collection also includes tapes and transcripts of oral histories conducted with Virginia and Nann Hollerith in 1981. These capture their recollections of eight decades of life in Washington, D.C.

Dates

  • 1790-1981

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Patrons wishing to quote information from the oral history contained in Series 4 must obtain permission from the interviewees.

Historical or Biographical Note

The Barnard-Talcott family originated in America about 1820, when Robert Barnard (1786-1852) arrived from England and settled in Washington, D.C. He built a home in Georgetown Heights he named Normanstone after the school he had attended in England. His granddaughter, Lucia Beverly Talcott, was married in 1890 to Herman Hollerith, engineer and inventor of the punch card system. Talcott and Hollerith's daughters, Virginia and Nan, gathered this collection of family material.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains account books and notes that belonged to the Barnard-Talcott family in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in England the the United States. Materials date from 1790 to 1858. The collection also includes tapes and transcripts of oral histories conducted with Virginia and Nan Hollerith in 1981.

Collection Organization

Organized into four series: Account books, Research notes, Miscellaneous, and Oral history.

Acquisition Information

Virginia and Ann Hollerith, whose great-grandfather Robert Barnard immigrated to the United States around 1820, donated these items to The George Washington University in February 1976 along with 237 printed volumes.
Title
Guide to the Barnard-Talcott Hollerith Family Papers, 1790-1858
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America