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Burgett-Irey family

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1832-2010 Bulk: 1929-2008
4 boxes 2 linear feet
Call no.: MS 605

Born in 1908 to Louis and Sarah Kessel Burgett, Katherine grew up on the family farm outside of Oquawka, Illinois. In 1924 her parents purchased their own farm in Monmouth, which they later lost due to the devastating impact of the Depression on agriculture, and it was there that she first met her future husband, Kenneth Monroe Irey, a student at Monmouth College. The newlyweds moved to New Jersey in 1931 where Kenneth was transferred for work. As a chemical engineer, Kenneth enjoyed a successful career and comfortably supported his wife and two children. Retiring in 1970, he and Katherine spent their later years pursuing two passions: traveling and bird-watching. Kenneth and Katherine’s eldest daughter, June Irey Guild, spent most of her adult life in Massachusetts where she has married twice, raised six children, and operated her own business. During her retirement years, June focused on preserving her family’s history by collecting letters and recoding family narratives.
The Burgett-Irey Family Papers chronicle the changes that many twentieth-century American families experienced as the nation descended into an economic depression, entered into a world war, and emerged as one of the most powerful countries in the world. The collection, which will continue to grow, includes approximately 65 letters between Katherine Burgett Irey and her family. Most of the letters exchange family updates, particularly precious after Katherine relocated to New Jersey. Among the earliest letters is an account of Katherine and Kenneth’s first meeting described as “fast work,” since he asked her out on the spot. Also included are autobiographical writings by Kenneth describing his cross-country trip to California in 1927 and a brief history of his life and career.

Background on Burgett-Irey family

Kenneth Monroe Irey was born in 1905 in Gerlaw, Illinois. Growing up, Kenneth’s family moved to a succession of farms until finally settling in Alpha, Illinois. Kenneth attended Alpha High School and after graduating Magna Cum Laude enrolled in Monmouth College. Around this time, Kenneth, then 19, met his future wife, 16 year old Katherine Willard Burgett. After graduating from Monmouth with a Bachelors of Science in 1928 Kenneth went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie University.
Katherine Willard Burgett was born in 1908 in Oquawka, Illinois to a large family who knew her as Katty. The second of seven children, Katherine grew up on the Burgett family farm. In 1923 her father, Louis Porter Burgett, moved the family from Oquawka to a smaller farm in Monmouth, Illinois. Although the Monmouth farm was smaller than the Burgett family farm, the new farmhouse had all of the modern conveniences, including running water and electricity. The new farm also gave the Burgett children the opportunity to attend better schools. Shortly after the move, Katherine enrolled in Monmouth High School. During the summer before her junior year Katherine met her future husband, Kenneth Irey. After graduating from high school Katherine enrolled in Monmouth College. She later left Monmouth after only one year of study in order to pursue a teaching career. For the next two years Katherine taught in a one-room school house and lived with a student’s family.
Once Kenneth received his Master’s Degree in 1929 he began working for the Commercial Solvents Corporation in Terre Haute, Indiana. Shortly thereafter, Kenneth and Katherine got married and left Illinois for Indiana. After moving out of state, Katherine had a difficult time adjusting to her new environment and wrote to her family frequently. Many of Katherine’s letters reflect her close relationship with her family and the difficulties she faced living away from them. During Katherine and Kenneth’s first years together they lived comfortably, having enough money to purchase a new car and a refrigerator. The newly married couple also experienced some difficulties, however, as the Depression of the 1930s strained finances. Katherine’s family in Illinois also experienced significant hardship as the bank foreclosed on their Monmouth farm, forcing them to return to Oquawka.
In 1931, Kenneth was transferred by Commercial Solvents Corporation to Resinox Corporation in Piscataway, New Jersey. Soon after receiving the new position, Kenneth and Katherine moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey. In September of that same year, Katherine gave birth to the couple’s first child, June Rebecca Irey. A second child, Richard Kenneth Irey, would come along in 1936. The Irey family moved once again for Kenneth’s company in 1939, this time to Springfield, Massachusetts. Disappointed with the constant moving and a lack of progress in his career, Kenneth took a job as plant manager with Hayden Chemicals in 1949 and settled with his family in Caldwell, New Jersey. Kenneth retired in 1970, and the couple relocated to Safety Harbor, Florida three years later.
The Irey’s retirement years were marked by the couple’s interest in bird-watching. Kenneth and Katty planned numerous birding excursions, traveling across the U.S. In 1980 Kenneth and Katherine were the first couple in the American Birding Association (ABA) to spot 700 species of birds as a pair. That same year Katherine was credited by the ABA as being the number one female birder in the nation and the first woman to reach 700. Kenneth and Katherine continued to pursue their passion for birding up until Kenneth’s death in 1994. After Kenneth’s passing, Katherine relocated to Massachusetts to be with family where she remained until her death in 2007.
June Irey Guild, born September 1931, is the eldest daughter of Katherine and Kenneth Irey. After graduating from Classical High School in 1949, June enrolled in the University of Vermont. June later left UVM after her sophomore year in order to attend secretarial school in Montclair, New Jersey. In October 1951 June married her first husband, Curt Guild, and relocated with him to Springfield, Massachusetts. June and Curt had six children together, but later divorced in 1968. Curt and June would remarry in 1972, but divorced once more in 1982. June married her second husband, Leonard Day, in 1989. That same year, Leonard and June bought a blueberry farm in Heath, Massachusetts. In 1998 June and Leonard separated and ultimately divorced. After selling the farm in 1999, June moved to Amherst, Massachusetts and retired. During her retirement June joined the Five College Learning in Retirement program and took several courses, one being an autobiographical writing seminar. June also spent her free time working as a guide at Historic Deerfield from 2001 to 2004. From approximately 2004-2008 June was a member of the Sunday Services Committee at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst and led multiple services at the church.

Contents of Collection

The collection is divided into three series: Personal and Biographical, Correspondence, and Photographs. Personal and biographical information dates from 1803 to 2012 and consists of materials such as autobiographical and composition writing, remembrances, personal records from community and religious organizations, diaries, family genealogies, and newspaper clippings regarding the Burgett-Irey family. Correspondence is composed of letters written by members of the Burgett-Irey family and family friends between 1834 and 2012. One significant group of these letters were written between 1929 and 1933 by Katherine Irey and are addressed to her mother and other family members. Another large portion of the letters include those written between 1834 and 1936 to Louisa Gass Kessel from friends and family; more contemporary family letters between 2005 and 2012; and Christmas and birthday cards June Irey Guild received from family and friends. Finally, photographs include a portrait of Marion Weakly ca. 1880 and 35mm color slides dating from 1984 to 1987. The slides primarily document family vacations June Irey Guild took with her second husband, Leonard Day. In addition, the circa 1870s photo album, listed as the “Boden Family Album,” holds portraits of Boden family members, distant relatives of the Burgetts.

Series Descriptions
Series 1. Personal and Biographical 1842-2012
This series includes creative and autobiographical accounts, family records, diaries, family genealogies, and newspaper clippings. The largest portion of the series documents June Irey Guild’s Learning in Retirement courses, which she took from 1999 to 2009, the notes she kept as a guide at Historic Deerfield from 2001-2004 and the Sunday Services Committee meeting notes from 2004-2008. In addition to these accounts, documents from schools, churches, and organizations record the Irey family’s social activities and involvement in the local community. Newspaper clippings contain stories of local interest and history, including a photo from the Oquawka Current showing Katherine and her sister Mary with classmates from Oquawka High School in 1922. One of the earliest documents is a page from the Youth Temperance Advocate in 1842 which includes a song, pledge and a cautionary tale about drinking. The most noteworthy pieces of this series include a birding journal written by Kenneth and Katherine and three remembrance booklets created by June Irey Guild in honor of her mother and father.
Katherine and Kenneth’s “Bird Chase Book,” chronicles their bird-watching trips from 1979 to 1989. In this journal, the Ireys document their birding adventures in great detail. The journal begins after the Ireys spotted their 700th bird species in 1980, a remarkable feat in the birding world. According to the American Birding Association (ABA) the Ireys were the first couple to spot 700 bird species. In 1980 and 1981 Katherine was ranked the top female birder in the nation. By 1992 the Ireys had spotted a total of 740 species.
The remembrance booklets entitled “Katherine Willard Burgett Irey,” “Dad, Grandpa, Poppop: Kenneth Monroe Irey,” and “The Irey Family: 1929-1930” were all compiled by June Guild as a means to commemorate the lives of her parents Kenneth and Katherine Irey; these booklets offer a comprehensive history for both Katherine and Kenneth.
The “Kenneth Monroe Irey” remembrance booklet contains three photocopied pieces originally written by Kenneth collaboratively with Katherine in 1979 and provides valuable biographical details and photographic evidence pertaining to the couple. Set in 1927, Kenneth’s adventure story “California or Bust!” details his colorful road trip from Illinois to California at age 22, taken with three college friends in a Model-T Ford. In many ways, his retrospective travel narrative conveys the optimism of 1920s America. The second portion includes Kenneth’s autobiographical account of his career history in the field of chemical engineering from 1930 until 1970. The final piece of the booklet includes a letter written by Kenneth and Katherine to their two children describing their plans for a bird-watching trip to Attu Island, Alaska.
The “Katherine Willard Burgett Irey” remembrance booklet records the memorial service held for Katherine Irey after her death in 2007. The booklet also contains information about Katherine’s impressive bird-watching career, a pastime she thoroughly enjoyed with her husband during their retirement years. Included are two photocopied newspaper articles about Katherine and Kenneth and their birding exploits.
The “Irey Family” remembrance booklet documents Katherine and Kenneth’s first ten years of marriage. The most noteworthy aspect of this booklet is the collection of photocopied family photos, the originals not being a part of the larger Burgett-Irey collection. The booklet was made by June Irey Guild as a Christmas present for her children and grandchildren and is comprised of different chapters she originally wrote for her autobiographical writing seminars.
Series 2. Correspondence 1832-2012
This series contains letters written by members to and from the Burgett-Irey family. Approximately 250 of these letters are written between 1832-1936. Many of the letters concern health and death, depicting the effects of prominent illnesses of the times like small pox, consumption, typhoid fever and whooping cough. The comings and goings of various family members are chronicled as well as accounts of visitors, weather, and day to day life in the late 19th century to early 20th century. The more notable individuals highlighted in this series are James Holmes, Geo Stevenson, Louisa Gass Kessel, Samp King, Kenneth Irey, Katherine Burgett Irey, and June Irey Guild.
This series contains many letters to and from Louisa (Lou) Gass Kessel, Katherine’s grandmother, between 1863-1904. Her experiences teaching in Illinois are a frequent topic as are her travels and friends.
Letters Katherine Burgett Irey wrote to her family in Illinois once she married Kenneth in 1929 make up another segment of the collection. The letters document her life as a new wife and mother from 1929 to 1933, highlighting the day to day responsibilities of a married, middle class woman during the early 1930s. Of particular interest are three letters from March 1933 in which Katherine writes about the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Great Depression bank crises.
The letter written by James Holmes to his Mother, Rebecca Weakly Holmes Boden, is particularly interesting because it documents James’s duties as a missionary to the Chickasaw Indians. Another letter written by James Holmes dated 1834 vividly details his grief over his mother’s death and his religious beliefs.
George Stevenson’s fiery letter to his friend Samuel Gass in 1834 on the topic of Temperance is also notable. It is obvious that the two men wrote back and forth on the subject and the debate intensified. Stevenson rebukes the ideology of Temperance and the actions of its supporters, pointing out the hypocrisy of some of the leaders of the movement and the poor decisions of their followers.
Letters from Samp King to Louisa Gass Kessel in 1871 delve into noteworthy topics such as bigotry in the church, Temperance, health, quality of schools, business, anti-war Democrat “Copperheads” and elections. In one letter he recounts the story of a controversial trial of a boy accused of arson and killing his family.
The effects of the Civil War are noted in multiple letters. Cousin Bobby writes to Lousia Gass Kessel urging her to send him listings of men killed from his regiment. He writes of the enormous number of soldiers killed and quesses that he has seen an average of 13 soldiers die in the hospital every day. In a letter written by an unknown author, the effects of the war on daily life are noted from the suspension of mail delivery to rebel forces occupying and plundering homes.
Other letters in the series include mention of Abraham Lincoln’s death in 1865, preserving food and growing flowers. The remainder of the correspondence is comprised of Christmas and birthday cards June Irey Guild received from friends and family, more contemporary family letters and emails.
Series 3. Photographs ca. 1870-1987
This series primarily consists of 35mm color slides of vacations taken by June Irey Guild and her second husband, Leonard Day. The circa 1880 photograph of Marion Weakley, and the circa 1870s photograph album entitled “Boden Family Album” are of particular note. The album contains portraits of the Boden family members, distant relatives of the Burgetts.

Inventory of Collection
Series 1. Personal and Biographical 1842-2012
Boden, Sydney: obituary 1878 Box 5: 1
Boden, William K. and Gass, Samuel: Borough Ordinance 1842 Box 7
DVD: “Mom and Dad birding” 2012 Dec Box 3
Family chronicle of John H. and Marion K. Irey 1940-1954 Box 3
Part 1; VHS tape.
Family chronicle of John H. and Marion K. Irey 1954-1968 Box 3
Part 2; VHS tape.
Family geneaology ca. 2007 Box 1: 1
Family movies: VHS 1956-1986 Box 3
VHS tape.
Family movies: VHS 1998 Box 3
VHS tape.
Guild, Helen Griffith, Diary 1951 Box 4
Guild, June Irey, Autobiograph 2010 Box 1: 2
Guild, June Irey, Autobiographical Writing Seminar 2002 Fall Box 1: 2
Guild, June Irey, Autobiographical Writing Seminar 2003 Spring Box 1: 4
Guild, June Irey, Autobiographical Writing Seminar 2003 Fall Box 1: 5
Guild, June Irey, Autobiographical Writing Seminar 2004 Spring Box 1: 6
Guild, June Irey, Autobiographical Writing Seminar 2004 Fall Box 1: 7
Guild, June Irey, Autobiographical Writing Seminar 2007 Fall Box 1: 8
Guild, June Irey, Autobiographical Writing Seminar 2010 June Box 1: 9
Guild, June Irey, Autobiographical Writing Seminar 2010 July Box 1: 10
Guild, June Irey: baby book 1931 Box 1: 11
Guild, June Irey: California or Bust 2007 Box 5: 2
Guild, June Irey, Diary 1946 Box 4
Guild, June Irey: donation lists 2012-2013 Box 5: 3
Guild, June Irey: eightieth birthday 2011 Box 5: 4
Guild, June Irey: Historic Deerfield 2010 Dec Box 1: 12
Guild, June Irey, Historic Deerfield guide notes (Ashley House) ca. 2004 Box 1: 13-14
Guild, June Irey, Historic Deerfield guide notes (Sheldon House) ca. 2003 Box 1: 15
Guild, June Irey, Historic Deerfield guide notes (Stebbins House) ca. 2002 Box 1: 16
Guild, June Irey, Historic Deerfield guide notes (Williams House) ca. 2002 Box 1: 17
Guild, June Irey: Historic Deerfield guide training program 2001-2005 Box 1: 18
Guild, June Irey: Historic Deerfield memoranda 2001-2005 Box 1: 19
Guild, June Irey: Historic Deerfield miscellaneous Box 1: 20
Guild, June Irey: Historic Deerfield notebook ca. 2002 Box 1: 21
Guild, June Irey: home video guide 1988 Box 5: 5
Guild, June Irey: intervention agenda 2007 Box 5: 6
Guild, June Irey: Italy trip 2007 Box 5: 7
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement 2010 Oct Box 1: 22
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Constitutionalism in England) 2001 Spring Box 1: 23
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Dylan Thomas) 2000 Fall Box 1: 24
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (ED Reform) 2000 Spring Box 1: 25
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Gardens) 2000 Spring Box 1: 26
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Hohenzollerns) 2001 Fall Box 1: 27
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Human Genome) 2001 Fall Box 1: 28
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Human Origins) 2000 Fall Box 1: 29
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Oscar Wilde) 2000 Spring Box 1: 30
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Portrait Drawing / Painting) 2002 Fall Box 1: 31
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Presidential Crisis) 1999 Spring Box 1: 32
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Religious Wars) 2000 Spring Box 1: 33
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Superstrings) 2000 Spring Box 1: 34
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Tangled Web) 2000 Fall Box 1: 35
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Understanding Slavery) 2001 Spring Box 1: 36
Guild, June Irey: Learning in Retirement (Watercolors) 2001 Spring Box 1: 37
Guild, June Irey: “Summer1969” 2002 Box 1: 38
Guild, June Irey: Sunday Services Committee 2004 Box 5: 8
Guild, June Irey: Sunday Services Committee 2005 Box 5: 9
Guild, June Irey: Sunday Services Committee 2006 Box 5: 10
Guild, June Irey: Sunday Services Committee 2007 Box 5: 11
Guild, June Irey: Sunday Services Committee 2008 Box 5: 12
Guild, June Irey: Unitarian Universalist Society 2006-2011 Box 5: 13
Guild, June Irey: writing on Barbara Halpern’s book 2010 Box 5: 14
Irey family: Remembrance booklet 2006 Box 2: 1
Irey, Katherine Burgett: Baptismal certificate 1924 June Box 2: 2
Irey, Katherine Burgett: Oquawka High School 1922 Box 2: 3
Irey, Katherine Burgett: Remembrance booklet 2008 Box 2: 4
Irey, Kenneth: “California or Bust” 1985 Box 2: 5
Irey, Kenneth: diary 1941 Box 3
Irey, Kenneth: Remembrance booklet 2002 Box 2: 6
Irey, Kenneth and Katherine: “Bird Chase Book, First Chase” Box 2: 7
Kessel, John: obituary undated Box 2: 8
Kessel, Louisa Gass: Beaver Academy diploma 1857 Box 7
Kessel, Louisa Gass: composition writing ca. 1880 Box 5: 15
Kessel, Lousia Gass: “Token Album” 1857-1862 Box 4
Miscellaneous ephemera 1860-2011 Box 5: 16
Newspaper clipping 1865 Box 7
Payne, Mattie and Payne, Susan: obituaries 1863-1866 Box 5: 17
Postcards ca. 1881 Box 5: 18
Purchases and receipts 1864-1877 Box 5: 19
Youth’s Temperance Advocate 1842 Box 5: 20
Series 2. Correspondence 1832-2012
Barclay, Sarah (Sade) 1869-1870 Box 5: 21
Boden, Charles 1868-1880 Box 5: 22
Boden, Edward and Boden, Kate 1874-1877 Box 5: 23
Boden, Edward and Boden, Sallie 1867-1874 Box 5: 24
Boden, Florence 1872-1878 Box 5: 25
Boden, Rebecca 1869-1876 Box 5: 26
Boden, Rebecca ca.1887 Box 5: 27
Boden, Sidney 1862-1877 Box 5: 28
Bridgewater Property correspondence 1865-1869 Box 5: 29
Burgett, Lottie 1916-1920 Box 5: 30
C., Emaline 1862 Box 5: 31
Campbell, Maude 1870-1873 Box 5: 32
Church correspondence 1803-ca. 1880 Box 5: 33
Dickson, Cora 1865 Box 5: 34
Floyd, Pamela 1861 Box 5: 35
French, Mattie ca. 1870 Box 5: 36
Gass family correspondence 1860-1881 Box 5: 37
Gilmore, Jennie 1877 Box 5: 38
Greenwell, B.S. 1878 Box 5: 39
Guild, June Irey 1978-1981 Box 5: 40
Guild, June Irey 2005 Box 5: 41
Guild, June Irey 2006 Box 5: 42
Guild, June Irey 2008 Box 5: 43
Guild, June Irey 2009 Box 2: 9
Guild, June Irey 2009 Box 5: 44
Guild, June Irey 2010 Box 5: 45
Guild, June Irey 2011 Box 5: 46
Guild, June Irey 2012 Box 5: 47
Guild, June Irey: cards 2010-2012 Box 6: 9
Guild, June Irey: family letters 2005 Box 6: 1
Guild, June Irey: family letters 2006 Box 6: 2
Guild, June Irey: family letters 2007 Box 6: 3
Guild, June Irey: family letters 2008 Box 6: 4
Guild, June Irey: family letters 2009 Box 6: 5
Guild, June Irey: family letters 2010 Box 6: 6
Guild, June Irey: family letters 2011 Box 6: 7
Guild, June Irey: family letters 2012 Box 6: 8
Guild, June Irey: Letter from Dianne Suller 1993 Sept Box 2: 10
Guild, June Irey: Letters from Robinson family 1965-1978 Box 2: 11
Guild, June Irey: Letters from Rosander family 1975-2008 Box 2: 12
Guild, June Irey: Letter from Teale family 1983- ca.2000 Box 2: 13
Guild, June Irey: Letters from Wagner family ca. 2001- 2004 Box 2: 14
Guild, June Irey: Letters from William White 1973-2005 Box 2: 15-16
Holmes, James 1832 Box 2: 17
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1915-1924 Box 2: 18
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1929 Box 2: 19
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1930 Box 2: 20
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1931 Box 2: 21
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1932 Jan-Aug Box 2: 22
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1932 Sept-Dec Box 2: 23
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1933-1936 Box 2: 24
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1933 Jan-Mar Box 3: 1
Irey, Katherine Burgett 1933 Apr-Dec Box 3: 2
Irey, Kenneth 1979 Box 3: 3
Jones, Cis 1866 Box 6: 10
K., Ollie 1868-1869 Box 6: 11
Kessel, Louisa Gass 1855-1859 Box 3: 4
Kessel, Louisa Gass 1866-1904 Box 6: 13
Kessel, Louisa Gass: letters and notes regarding teaching 1863-1896 Box 6: 12
Kessel, Louisa Gass: letters to her mother 1860-1876 Box 6: 14
Kimball, M.A. 1876-1877 Box 6: 15
King, Samp 1867-1871 Box 6: 16
Magrino family correspondence 1974-2000 Box 6: 17
Marshall, Sarah (Saddie) 1869-1880 Box 6: 18
Marshall, Tom 1873-1877 Box 6: 19
McCarthy, Alice and Bob 1984-1999 Box 6: 20
McCarthy, Alice and Bob 1984-1999 Box 6: 21
McElherron, Lizzie 1864-1865 Box 6: 22
McFarren, Adelaide (Lade) 1866-1870 Box 6: 23
McKinney, Sarah (Sade) 1866-1867 Box 6: 24
Medical correspondence ca. 1870 Box 6: 25
Meredith, J.R. 1866-1867 Box 6: 26
Miscellaneous 1856-1919 Box 6: 27
Miscellaneous envelopes ca. 1870 Box 6: 28
Peffer, Jane Mary and Mary E. 1865 Box 6: 29
Pepper, Helen 1867-1869 Box 6: 30
Stevenson, George 1834 Box 7
Van Wagenen, Harriett 1866 Box 6: 32
Weakley, Marion 1865-1871 Box 6: 33
Series 3. Photographs ca. 1870-1987
Boden family album ca. 1870 Box 3: 5
Guild, June Irey: Chaco Canyon 1986 Aug Box 3: 6
Guild, June Irey: Dixon’s, Maine to Nova Scotia 1984 Box 3: 7
Guild, June Irey: Hovenweep and Tamarron 1986 Aug Box 3: 8
Guild, June Irey: Louisbourg, California to Nova Scotia 1984 Aug Box 3: 9
Guild, June Irey: Mesa Verde 1986 Aug Box 3: 10
Guild, June Irey: New Hampshire and Northfield 1984 Fall Box 3: 11
Guild, June Irey: Pennsylvania 1984 Sept Box 3: 12
Guild, June Irey: Pueblo Bonito 1986 Box 3: 13
Guild, June Irey: Quebec 1987 Box 3: 14
Guild, June Irey: Shutesbury and Northfield 1985 Box 3: 15
Guild, June Irey: Silverton, Colorado 1986 Box 3: 16
Guild, June Irey: St. Marie 1986 Box 3: 17
Guild, June Irey: St. Mary’s Cittie 1985 Sept Box 3: 18
Weakley, Marion: photograph ca. 1880 Box 3: 19


Acquired from June Rebecca Irey Guild, daughter of Kenneth and Katherine Irey, 2009-2011.

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Processed by Molly Campbell, July 2011.

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Cite as: Burgett-Irey Family Papers (MS 605). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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