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Risley Family papers

Identifier: MS-235
The papers of the Risley family contain personal and business letters, epitaphs for gravestones, accounts, property deeds, receipts and writings, including essays and poems, relating primarily to Asa Risley (1790-1862) and his son Lewis E. Risley (1824-1901). Of note are the sketches for gravestone inscriptions for Eleazer Wheelock, Sylvanus Ripley, Mary Brimstead, Mary Woodward, and Levi Newcomb.


  • 1804 - 1864


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


1.0 linear ft. (1 box, 1 folder)


Asa Risley family. The collection consists of letters, essays, poetry, property deeds and epitaphs. Much of the material relates to Asa Risley's work as a stonecutter and maker of tombstones.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA