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Title Dorothy Stratford Estate Papers
Extent of Description 1 box: .5 linear feet
Catalog Number Collection No. 196
Scope & Content This collection is composed of an unrelated group of records donated from the estate of Dorothy Stratford of Bound Brook, NJ.

The bulk of the collection includes an extensive correspondence between Hiram E. Deats, the Librarian of the Hunterdon County Historical Society, and Russell B. Rankin, the President and Editor of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and its Magazine. In her role as Secretary of the Genealogy Society of New Jersey, Dorothy Stratford maintained a binder, arranged chronologically, with copies of Mr. Rankin's letters to Mr. Deats and Mr. Deats signed letters to Mr. Rankin, from 1916 to 1939.

Also included in this collection is a genealogical research file of the Hunt Family; Higgins family burials in Mt. Airy Cemetery; a notebook with research notes on court cases during the 18th century; a 1943 Map of Hunterdon County; a transcribed copy of the Marriage Register of Reverend Thomas Barrass; and a bound volume of select indicies and articles from The Jerseyman Magazine.

This collection will interest anyone researching Mr. Deats or Mr. Rankin or their mutual interest in genealogy in New Jersey; the Hunt and Higgins families; or other sources of genealogical information.
Admin/Biographical History This collection was assembled by Dorothy Ada Agans Stratford (1925-2011) of Bound Brook, NJ. Mrs. Stratford was a longtime member and sometimes officer of the New Jersey Genealogical Society. As an avid local historian, genealogist, and author and co-author of local history works she amassed a significant collection of original manuscripts and primary source information in her lifetime. In addition to many other organizations to which she contributed her talents, Mrs. Stratford was also a member of the Hunterdon County Historical Society.
Accession number 2012-422-001
Access Conditions Manuscript collections may only be viewed at the Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library on days the Society is open for business, or during appointments for research purposes that are pre-arranged with the Society’s Executive Director. The retrieval and use of manuscripts, microfilm, and other library materials ends 15 minutes prior to closing time of each open business day.
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