Correspondence between Archibald MacLeish and the Totman Family

Title

Correspondence between Archibald MacLeish and the Totman Family

Subject

MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
Totman, Raymond, 1901-1979
Totman, Mildred E. Kingsbury, 1903-1997

Description

Letters, postcards, Christmas cards, and a telegram from Archibald Macleish to Raymond and Mildred Totman, from 1963 to 1981.

Includes:

May 17, 1963 typed letter signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman discussing Field Memorial Library charter revocation for unpaid fees.

June 26, 1963 copy of letter from Archibald MacLeish to Kevin H. White, Sec. of the Commonwealth, inquiring why the Field Library charter had not been reinstated even though the fees had been paid (copy forwarded to Raymond Totman with a handwritten note).

July 19, 1963 typed note signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman apologizing for missing a meeting.

Signed postcard from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman, written from Dubrovnik, Croatia (1966). A Conway town road issue is mentioned.

Sep. 8, 1966 telegram from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman discussing Bardswell Ferry road issue.

Oct, 4, 1966 handwritten note signed, from Archibald MacLeish asking if Raymond Totman received the postcard and mentioning town zoning matters.

1966 typed letter signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman discussing a proposed zoning ordinance to allow more industry in Conway.

May 12, 1967 typed letter signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman informing him that Senator Brooke has agreed to send the town a message regarding the upcoming Conway Bicentennial.

May 18, 1967(?) handwritten note signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman indicating a pledge card has been filled out for $500.

June 6, 1967 handwritten note signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman regarding donation for $500 towards the Pumpkin Hollow Cemetery repairs.

Oct 21, 1967 typed letter signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman politely declining to serve on the Zoning Committee.

June 1970 Franklin Conservation District mailing to Archibald MacLeish with certain passages circled and underlined. He had mailed this to Raymond Totman.

Oct 31, 1977 handwritten note signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman congratulating him and his son.

Dec. 15, 1977(?) handwritten note signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Raymond Totman, responding to more conversation about his son.

Feb. 1979 handwritten letter signed, from Ada MacLeish to Mildred Totman written on Jupiter Island Club, Florida stationary. Chatty news.

Aug, 2, 1979 handwritten note signed, from Archibald MacLeish to Mildred Totman apologizing that he could not attend Raymond Totman's funeral service.

Sep. 22, 1981 card signed, from Ada MacLeish to Mildred Totman.

Six undated Christmas cards with personal notes, some written by Archibald MacLeish to the Totman family; some from Ada MacLeish to Mildred Totman.

Color photograph of Archibald and Ada MacLeish with a note on the back to Mildred Totman.

Undated sympathy card to Mildred Totman, presumably, from the MacLeishes.

Undated handwritten reminder of a Sep. 2nd dinner at the MacLeish's Uphill Farm.

Creator

Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982)

Date

1963-1981

Contributor

Acquired from the Field Memorial Library, most likely donated by Ada MacLeish.

Source

CHS.

Rights

CHS. Fair use.

Format

None

Type

Text

Identifier

FML-2013-022

Coverage

Conway, Mass.

Identifier

016

Citation

Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), “Correspondence between Archibald MacLeish and the Totman Family,” Conway Historical Society, accessed April 21, 2019, http://conwaymasshistory.org/items/show/955.