Finding Aids: K–M

Hastings Keith Papers

Hastings Keith (left) with the Capitol building in the backgroundca. 1959–1972; 1984–1989, 1.5 linear feet
Donor: Gift of Hon. Hastings Keith, 1973

Consists of biographical and position papers of this Massachusetts State Senator and U.S. Congressman. Includes 10 folders on the Cape Cod National Seashore, including bills H.R. 5786 and H.R. 989 introduced by Hasting Keith, promoting the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Edward Bangs and Elza De Horvath Kelley Collection

ca. 1870–1961 1 box and 1 volume

Consists of a “Remembrance Book” prepared as a tribute to the life, work and plans of Edward Bangs Kelley (1865–1955) and his wife Elza de Horvath (1873–1967), founders in 1954 of the Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation, Inc. to “benefit the people of Cape Cod.” It contains photographs of the Kelley’s and their home in Dennisport; early pictures of members of the Kelley and de Horvath families; and information about E.B. Kelley Co., Inc., that engaged in the manufacture and sale of machinery and construction equipment.

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Horatio S. Kelley Collection

Journals ca. 1834–1873.

Shipmaster. Consists of a journal of a voyage from Elizabeth City (North Carolina) to Boston on schooner Melvina (February 17–May 6, 1834) and a journal of a voyage from San Francisco to Falmouth onShip Eagle Wing (1862–1863). Bound with the Eagle Wing journal is a ledger of the general store (1872–1873) run by Captain Kelley. 2 volumes.

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Harry Kemp Collection 1883–1960

Writings of Harry Kemp, “Poet of the Dunes” consists of various typescripts and various materials. Drafts of poems 1954–1957, printed poems from Provincetown Advocate 1949–1959. Letters, memorabilia, primary source material in two scrapbooks of clippings with content indexed. Also an opera score “Boccaccio’s Untold Tale”. Typescript of “Time of the Moon”.

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Kennedy Collection

Books and serial publications concerning the Kennedy family.

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Thomas Henry Knowles Papers

Image of the Knowles family, 1857
Manufacturer; banker. Consists of his diary (1859–1861) which recounts his experiences as a student at Harvard College, Cambridge, and as a crew member on whaling ship Minerva; a list of the crew of the Minerva; a Commencement Program, Harvard College (1861); and a family photograph (1857) showing Knowles, his wife and children.

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Lawson Collection

Journalist and author, consists of scrapbooks of clippings of her columns (1937;1961–1966) covering the theater and night life which appeared under the name of Daphne, Evelyn Wells, or Evelyn Lawson in Cape Cod Colonial, Manhattan, Variety, New Beacon, Register, Provincetown Log, Cape Cod News, and Cape Cod Standard Times; manuscript of her book, Theatre on Cape Cod published in 1969; Research materials for her television program, Star Nite, on WTEV, and for her book, Yesterday’s Cape Cod, published in 1975.

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Ellen Nickenzie Lawson Papers

Collection (1944–2002) consists of 2 boxes relating to the Sandy Neck Lighthouse keepers cottage, once owned by Ellen Lawson and her father Fred Lang. Papers relate to research done by Ellen Lawson on Sandy Neck Lighthouse, storms on Sandy Neck and historic photographs of Sandy Neck taken by Fred Lang. Research on rum running documents from the Library of Congress are included as well as publications relating to Sandy Neck.

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Lewis Family Register

Image of Abiel Lewis
The collection consists of letters, papers, and photographs of several generations of the Lewis family, starting with Thomas Lewis III (1771–1824, Framingham).

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Manuscripts from various towns and organizations in the Cape Cod area.

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Image of Cape Cod map, 1795 reproduction
Maps of the Cape, the Islands, and beyond.

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David B. H. Martin Papers

David B. H. Martin is noted for his 4 decade career in federal, state and local government. He was the principal author of the Cape Cod National Seashore Act, 1961 on behalf of Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall.

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Mashpee Indian Land Claim Suit 1976–1985

Collected by: Marion Vuilleumier

Clippings local, also issues of Akwesasne News (a Mohawk nation Publication, New York)1976–1981. Consists of clippings from Cape Cod newspapers including Cape Cod Times (1976–1985), Falmouth Enterprise, Cape Cod News (columns by Leonard Peck), Cape Cod Chronicle, Register, The Bulletin (Falmouth, Cape Cod Printing), Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe. Arrangement chronological includes letters to the editor, no index. Includes newspaper accounts of the trials, concerns regarding delayed development in Mashpee, land suit dismissal.

Documents in collection: 1 folder

  • Mashpee Action Committee, Inc, December 2, 1976 with By-laws and pledge card. (re: protection of property for citizens of Mashpee).
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation, June 1977 4 pages.
  • 1 typed poem from Atlantic Monthly, August 1977.
  • Brooke Report, Feb 1977, Sen. Edward Brooke, 4 pages.

McGarrett Family Collection

ca. 1834–1848;1895–1897 1 box, inc. 1 vol.

Consists of correspondence (1834–1848) of James Wilson McGarrett, a young immigrant from Glascow, Scotland, with members of his family and friends.  Some of the letters contain his poems and acrostics. Also a scrapbook of clippings (1895–1897) relating to the career as amateur cyclist champion of Andrew O. McGarrett (b. 1862), the son of a native of Glascow.

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R. Louise McManus, R.N., PhD.

Two boxes of personal papers of R. Louise McManus, Women's Hall of Fame member and founder of the Nursing Program at Cape Cod Community College under E. Carleton Nickerson.

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