Guide to the Katharine Wyman Herbert Letter, 1928

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
Katharine Wyman Herbert Letter
Herbert, Katharine Wyman
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

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Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Katharine Wyman Herbert Letter, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of the Estate of William P. and Mary Dickinson Herbert in December 2017 (Acc. RL2017.17).

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Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • Herbert, Elizabeth Hamilton.
    • Herbert family.
    • Herbert, Katharine Wyman.
    • Pierce, Cyrus.
  • Geographic Name
    • Nantucket (Mass.)—History—19th century.

Biographical Information

Katharine Wyman Herbert (1858- ) was the sister of Isaac Wyman Drummond, a collector of jade and amber, who left much of his collection to Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History. She was born in New York, N.Y., and lived on 22nd Street in Manhattan, next door to her brother.

Scope and Content

The Katharine Wyman Herbert letter was sent from Katharine “Dim Kitty” Wyman Herbert to her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Hamilton Herbert, dated July 20, 1928. Of note, Kitty describes a childhood visit to Nantucket, Mass., to see the Cyrus Pierce monument, presumably at his resting spot in Prospect Hill Cemetery.


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Processed by Alison Barr, July 2018. Finding aid written Alison Barr, July 2018.

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