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"The Bishop Family in America" collection, 1903-1982.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 449 (cont'd in Doc 450)  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Title : "The Bishop Family in America" collection, 1903-1982.
Physical Description : 2 linear ft.
Summary :

This collection represents the considerable efforts of Ira Elmore Bishop (1905-1979) to collect, document and organize information relating to all North Americans carrying the Bishop surname. In addition to assembled documents describing the ancestry and/or descendants of specific individuals, the collection contains many family group sheets representing "work in progress". Family group sheets and other information for those not yet identified with a known Bishop ancestor were kept separately, as were those Bishops and descendants identified as Shakers. In addition, there is a significant amount of information on related surnames, particularly Gilbert.

Of special interest to researchers are correspondence and a number of questionnaires filled in by Bishop family members during the period 1903 to 1915. These questionnaires were apparently collected by William Whitney Cone (of Brandsville, Howell County, Missouri) and George A. Root (of the State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas) and ultimately transferred to Ira Bishop.

During the course of his research, Ira Bishop corresponded with a number of other researchers and family members, and produced a newsletter entitled "Bishop Families in America". This collection contains some of that correspondence and those newsletters, including a substantial amount of correspondence between Mr. Bishop and Dorothy Margaret (Sanville) Hart of Claremont, N.H., during the period August 1973 to August 1976.

Personal Subject : Bishop family.
Gilbert family.
Subject Term : Shakers Genealogy.
Genre/Form : Genealogies.
Added Author : Bishop, Ira Elmore, 1905-1979.
Hart, Dorothy Margaret Sanville.
Added Title : Bishop genealogy.
Bishop families in America.
Bishop ancestors of Ira Elmore Bishop.
Bishop ancestors of Dardanus Bishop.
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