Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Edwin Wallace Stoughton/Fiske Family
Scope and Content
Edwin Wallace Stoughton was a successful patent lawyer in New York City and won a number of significant patent cases. He was a close friend of William M. Evarts, Secretary of State for President Rutherford B. Hayes and Attorney General for President Grant. He was a friend and advocate of President Ulysses Grant and preformed a number of political services for him, including statements in favor of Grant’s use of federal troops in Louisiana in 1874 and serving as part of the Electoral Commission to Louisiana in the Tilden-Hayes election dispute. He was appointed ambassador to the Russian Empire in 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. and ultimately died in 1882.
John Fiske was an American philosopher and historian who rose to prominence in the last third of the 19th Century. He was a prolific writer and lecturer who toured much of the United States and Great Britain. He is regarded as a major force in the reconciliation of evolutionary theory and the American public as much of his work reflects the ideas behind Darwin’s theories of evolution.
Edwin Wallace Stoughton was born in Springfield, Vermont on May 14, 1818 to Thomas Potwine Stoughton and Susan Bradley. At the age of 18, he left his father’s farm and relocated to New York City to study law with the firm Seely & Glover. He was admitted to the bar in 1840. He then published a series of articles in Hunt’s Merchants’ Magazine regarding Marine Warranty Policies and the Opium Trade. He also wrote articles for New World. Following his admission to the bar, Stoughton practiced law individually. His rise to prominence in the legal profession began with his involvement in a number of significant patent law cases. Stoughton first served as associate counsel in the Woodworth Planning Machines cases in 1846. By 1849, he had risen to senior counsel. Stoughton argued successfully for the continued renewal of the Woodworth Planning Machine patent in 1846, much to the dismay of the lumber industry. Following the Woodworth heirs’ attempt to renew the patent yet again in 1850, Stoughton was unsuccessful primarily due to organized lobbying by the lumber industry. The Woodworth Planning Machine cases and Stoughton’s involvement were a driving force behind the patent law amendments of 1861, which restricted renewal of patents to 17 years with no extensions. In his most celebrated case, Stoughton worked with his friend and neighbor William Evarts in which they argued for the Charles Goodyear heirs in Goodyear v. The Providence Rubber Company (1864). The result was a declaration of Goodyear’s patent to be “impregnable.”
Stoughton appeared before the courts in a great number of other patent cases. He met success in Ross Winans v. The New York and Erie Railroad(1856); Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine patents (1860); Aspinwall; and the Corliss steam-engine cases. He also represented the United States in U.S. v. Callicott.
His other significant law suits include arguing for property owners against the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway Company, which built and operated the first elevated rail line in New York City in 1868. However, the court ruled in favor of West Side and Yonkers, who was represented by William Evarts. Stoughton won in United States v. Rosenburg in the U.S. Supreme Court against Evarts, issuing the latter one of his only defeats before the Supreme Court. In contrast, Peik v. The Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company (1876) saw Stoughton and Evarts successfully argue together before the United States Supreme Court.
While Stoughton often argued against the future Secretary of State William Evarts, the two remained close friends. Stoughton’s home in Vermont, “Blow-Me-Down,” was adjacent to Evarts’ estate “Runnemede.” Their homes are still preserved today (2013) in Windsor, Vermont.
Under Evarts’ leadership, Stoughton joined his friend as a founding member of the Bar Association of New York City, which represented a firm response to corruption of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall politics. It was also through Evarts that Stoughton became a patron of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gauden of the American Renaissance School.
Evarts was also responsible for Stoughton’s entry into the political arena. While Stoughton considered himself a War Democrat, he extended his support to the Grant administration. He spoke publicly in favor of Grant’s actions when the president utilized federal troops in Louisiana to confront the White League. For this he gained Grant’s friendship and was later asked to take part in a bipartisan commission to investigate and report on the Hayes-Tilden election in Louisiana. Stoughton personally observed the canvassing of votes by the Returning Board and testified in favor of Hayes before the Electoral Commission in two major speeches. The result was the acceptance of all disputed Republican votes in Louisiana. Stoughton later published his experiences with the Electoral Commission in Louisiana in an article in the North American Review titled “The ‘Electoral Commission’ Bubble Exploded.”
His work in the disputed election gained the attention of President Hayes, who appointed Stoughton to the position of envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Russian Empire. During his time there the U.S. enjoyed good relations with Russia symbolized in a visit by President Ulysses S. Grant in August of 1878, the first and only U.S. President to do so until Richard Nixon in 1972. In Stoughton’s diary, he makes reference to accompanying Grant on various trips and meetings. However, Stoughton’s ambassadorship ended abruptly due to ill health. The inhospitable climate of St. Petersburg forced him to resign after only a year. Stoughton died January 7, 1882.
In 1855, Stoughton married Mary Bound Fiske, a widow and the mother of prominent historian and philosopher John Fiske. Edwin and Mary Fiske Stoughton had no children.
The Fiske family papers originate with John Fiske, born Edmund Fisk Green on March 30, 1842 in Hartford, Connecticut. His mother was Mary Bound, wife of Edmund Brewster Green. After Edmund Brewster Green’s death, Mary married Edwin Stoughton. Her only son took up residence with her maternal grandmother, Mary Fiske Lewis. In 1855, Edmund Fisk Green legally changed his name to that of his great-grandfather, John Fisk. The name Fisk is derived from Capt. John Fisk (d. 1761) who was the first to omit the ‘e’ at the end of the name as originally the name was Fiske. By 1860, John was using the older version of his family name, Fiske.
An ardent student, Fiske was enrolled at the Betts Academy in Stamford, Connecticut, following his mother’s marriage to Edwin Stoughton. He later entered Harvard, where he displayed strong skills in classical studies, languages, and the sciences. Following graduation, he failed to secure a position at Harvard. Fiske turned to the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1864. However, the practice of law soon gave way to philosophical and historical writing.
In 1869 with the change of leadership at Harvard, John Fiske was asked to deliver lectures at Harvard. He dropped his practice of law in Boston and relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts where he began to deliver his series of lectures on philosophy. At this time he began correspondence with Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley and Herbert Spencer in which he discussed his interest in evolutionary theory. He would later travel to London to meet with them personally and exchange views and ideas. After writing many articles on a variety of philosophical subjects, Fiske took to publishing his first book Cosmic Philosophy in 1874. Fiske met success with his book as it combined the basics of evolution into the theories of philosophy and helped to popularize the concept of evolution in the United States.
In Boston, Massachusetts he gave a series of lectures on the origins of the United States and then repeated them in London on special invitation. At the request of President Hayes, he gave the series in Washington to a government level audience. In 1888 he published The Critical Period in American History, 1783-1879 in which he successfully synthesized his belief in evolutionary change over time with the historical development of America. Fiske remained active in lecturing and writing for the remainder of his life. He died in Massachusetts on July 4, 1901. On the John Muir Trail near Yosemite National Park, Mt. Fiske was named in his honor. Many of Fiske’s works and Ethel’s 1940 publication of his letters can be found in the Hayes Presidential Center’s general collection.
John Fiske married Abby Morgan Brooks in 1864 and the two had six children together. His first child, Maud (1865), Harold Brooks (1867), Clarence Stoughton (1869), Ralph Browning (1870), Ethel (1872), and Herbert Huxley (1877).
Maud Fiske married Grover Flint in 1896. Grover Flint served with the US Army on the plains and afterwards served as a war correspondent in Cuba 1896, two years before the United States and Spain went to war. He published his journal that chronicled his experiences and events in 1897 under the title Marching with Gomez: A War Correspondent’s Field Note-Book kept during Four Months with the Cuban Army. Grover Flint later became a lieutenant in the US 35th Volunteer Infantry and served in the Philippine-American War. He testified to Congress on the effectiveness of waterboarding, or ‘water cure’ in the Philippines in 1900. He spent much of his time afterwards working in Washington D.C. and died there in 1909. They had two children, Curvier Grover Flint (1900-1957) and Susan Willard Flint (1902-1984).
Susan Willard Flint was born in 1902 to Grover and Maud Flint. She best became known for her works of art in the folk art style either painted in oil or printed lithograph. Her works reflected her many travels and typically focused on people and animals. She displayed in a number of shows in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia early in her life. Some of her prints were published in the New Yorker.
Harold Brooks Fiske was born in 1867 and lived in Petersham and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He studied to become a medical doctor and began his practice in 1888. He died in 1927.
Clarence Stoughton Fiske was born in 1869 and died in 1910, He married Margaret Higginson of Minnesota and they were the parents of three children: Margaret Gracie Fiske, Barbara Fiske, and John Fiske, Jr.
Ralph Browning Fiske was born in 1870 and died in 1898. He graduated from Harvard in 1896 and was an amateur poet. He was unmarried.
Ethel Fiske was born in 1872 and married Otis D. Fisk. She published The Letters of John Fiske in 1940.
Henry Huxley Fiske was born in 1877 and he married Elizabeth Ayers French in Yuma, Arizona in 1903. He worked and lived in the western United States as a tutor, in railroading and as port of the United States Indian Service.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of 49 incoming letters and telegrams, along with several newspaper clippings. The bulk of the collection spans the years from 1876 to1879 and primarily concerns Stoughton’s involvement in the disputed presidential election of 1876 in Louisiana.
Stoughton’s diary documents his service as ambassador to the Russian Empire. Of particular interest is Stoughton’s accompaniment of President Grant during his visit to Russia in August 1878, the first and only U.S. President to do so until Richard Nixon in 1972. The collection includes a small amount of scattered pieces of correspondence with a number of prominent Americans: John Jacob Astor, businessman and real estate tycoon in New York and multi-millionaire; Charles Dana, a prominent journalist and close friend of U.S. Grant; Roscoe Conkling, New York Senator and political mentor of Chester Arthur; William Hunt, Secretary of the Navy under Arthur and Garfield; and John Sherman, Secretary of the Treasury during the Hayes Administration; and Jesse Benton Frémont,.
Gilded Age 70 is largely made up of Fiske family correspondence. It was acquired in 1988 and contains 3,434 pieces. It extends from 1842 to 1963, however the bulk of the collection covers the years from 1850 to1910. The first four boxes consist of the incoming correspondence, diaries, recipes, calling cards and ephemera of Mary F. Stoughton. Correspondence of John Fiske may be found here as well. It is arranged chronologically and alphabetically by correspondents’ surnames. Box 5 is dominated by the correspondence of John’s wife, Abby. However, correspondence of some of the children may be found here as well.
The collection also includes the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Grover Flint from 1892 to 1909 as well as of his wife Maud Flint. The Susan Flint material consists of only a few pieces of correspondence, prints and brochures of shows in which she displayed. Harold Brooks Fiske left approximately 10 diaries and a few boyhood letters. The collection also contains several poems and works of Ralph Browning, as well as his own boyhood letters. In regard to the remaining siblings, the collection holds childhood correspondence.
Folder #1: John Jacob Astor and Charles Dana
Astor, John Jacob, New York [undated]
Dana, Charles, Union Club, New York, Jan. 14
Folder #2: Roscoe Conkling, 1874-1881
Conkling, Roscoe, Dec. 24, 1874
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 1875
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C, Mar. 17, 1875
----- Apr. 7, 1875
----- Washington, D.C., Feb. 21, 1876
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1876
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., May 27, 1876
----- Washington, D.C., May 30, 1876
----- Utica, Sept. 17, 1876
----- Utica, Oct. 7, 1876
----- Utica, New York, Oct. 25, 1876
----- Utica, New York, Nov. 10, 1876
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18 1876
----- Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 1877
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1877
----- Utica, New York, June 28, 1878
----- Utica, New York, Aug. 17, 1879
----- Utica, New York, Aug. 29, 1879
----- Utica, New York, Oct. 14, 1879
----- Utica, New York, Oct. 18, 1879
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., Feb. 11, 1880
----- Dec. 12, 1880
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Feb. 26, 1881
----- U.S. Senate Chamber, Mar. 2, 1881
----- Utica, Oct. 24, 1881
Folder #3: William M. Evarts, 1858-1878
Evarts, William M., New York, Dec. 28
----- Windsor, Vermont, Sept. 24, 1858
----- Apr., 16, 1859
----- New York, June, 28, 1867
----- Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1868
----- Dec. 25, 1871
----- Windsor, Vermont, Aug. 22, 1878
Folder #4: Ulysses S. Grant, 1876
Grant, U.S., Wilmington, Delaware, Nov. 11, 1876 [String Telegram]
----- Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1876
----- Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 1876
Folder #5: William Hunt, 1875-1879
Hunt, William H., Washington, D.C., Mar. 2
----- Arlington, Mar. 8,
----- Washington, D.C., Mar. 13
----- New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 27, 1875
----- New York, November 11, 1876
----- New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 21, 1877
----- Washington, D.C. , Mar. 17, 1877
----- New Orleans, Louisiana, Mar. 22 1877
----- New Orleans, Louisiana, July 5, 1877
----- New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 27, 1877
----- Washington, D.C., Mar. 8, 1879
----- Washington, D.C., May 4, 1879
Folder #6: John Sherman, 1877
Sherman, John, U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1877
----- To J.W. Stevenson, Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., Mar. 16, 1877
----- Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., Sept. 6, 1877
----- Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 1877
Folder #7: Correspondence 1876-1877
Anonymous, State of New Jersey, Attorney General’s Office, Trenton, Nov. 3, 1876
Chandler, Zachariah, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1876 [Telegram]
----- Nov. 12, 1876 [Telegram]
Cisco and Son, J.A., New York, Aug. 15, 1878
Davis, Noah, Supreme Court, New York, Jan. 8, 1877
Frémont, Jesse Benton, [Undated]
Hunt, William. M., New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 11, 1876 [Telegram]
Kellogg, W.P., New Orleans, Nov. 12, 1876 [Telegram]
MacDowell, General Irvin, San Francisco, California, Nov. 25, 1877
Morton, Rose & Co., London, U.K., Dec. 19, 1877
Neilson, J., Brooklyn, New York, Nov. 1, 1877
Oglesby, J.A., Paris, France, Sept. 21, 1878
Parker, Courtlandt, Newark, Nov. 3, 1877
Phelps, E.J., Burlington, Aug. 6, 1878
Stoughton, E.W., St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 2, 1878 [Draft Letter]
Welch, John, London, U.K., June 20, 1878
----- London, U.K., June 26, 1878
[Unknown] June 20, 1878
Hitt, R.R., Paris, France, June 8, 1878
Folder #8: Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper Clippings in regards to President U.S. Grant and E.W. Stoughton
Newspaper Clipping, New York, Jan. 21, 1875
Folder #9: Oversized
Speech of Senator Trumbull, Delivered at Belleville, Illinois, [Undated]
Editorial from “Contested Elections” New Jersey Standard, [Undated]
Editorial, “What is to be done in Louisiana?” New York Times, Feb. 5, 1875
Editorial, “The Louisiana Question” New York, Feb. 5, 1875
Reprint of Speeches by Rutherford B. Hayes and John Sherman in reply to Senator A.G. Thurman, New York Tribune, Sept 6. 1878
Folder #10: Diary, July 4, 1878 - April 1, 1879
Diary July 4th, 1878 through April 20, 1879
Folder #11: Vote of the Electors for President in Louisiana, 1876
Testimony signed by William P. Kellogg, J. Henri Burch, Peter Joseph, Lionel A. Sheldon, Morris Marks, Aaron B. Levisee, Orlando H. Brewster.
Folder #12: 1876 Presidential Election in South Carolina
Statement regarding the 1876 Presidential Election in South Carolina and the historical background since the close of the Civil War.
Folder #13: Miscellaneous
Void Check, St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 31, 1878
Box 1 Incoming Correspondence
Folder 1: Undated N-Z
Folder 2: 1846-1854
Folder 3: 1855
Folder 4: 1856
Folder 5: 1857
Folder 6: 1858
Folder 7: 1859
Folder 8: 1860-61
Folder 9: 1862
Folder 10: 1863
Folder 11: 1864
Folder 12: 1865
Folder 13: 1865-70
Folder 14: 1871-72
Folder 15: 1873-74
Folder 16: 1875
Folder 17: 1876-77
Folder 18: 1878 Jan.-June
Folder 19: 1878 July-Dec.
Folder 20: 1879
Folder 21: 1880
Folder 22: 1881 Jan.-June
Folder 23: 1881 July-Dec.
Folder 24: Invitations
Folder 25: Estate, 1882
Folder 26: 1883
Folder 27: 1886-1889
Folder 28: Legal Decisions, Undated
Folder 29: Inventory of Law Library, Undated
Folder 30: Documents, 1841-1881
Folder 31: Clippings
Folder 32: Miscellaneous Material
Folder 33: Miscellaneous Material
Folder 34: Empty Envelopes (some with notations)
Box 2 Outgoing Correspondence
Folder 1: Undated
Folder 2: 1860-1879
Folder 3: 1880-1881
Folder 4: To Henry E. Stoughton, 1837-1838
Folder 5: To Henry E. Stoughton, 1839-1842
Folder 6: To Mary F. Stoughton, Undated
Folder 7: To Mary F. Stoughton, Undated
Folder 8: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1852
Folder 9: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1853
Folder 10: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1854 Jan. – June
Folder 11: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1854, July-Dec.
Folder 12: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1855
Folder 13: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1856
Folder 14: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1857, Jan.-June
Folder 15: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1857, July-Dec.
Folder 16: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1858
Folder 17: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1859, Jan.-June
Folder 18: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1859, July.-Dec.
Folder 19: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1860
Folder 20: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1861
Folder 21: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1862
Folder 22: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1863
Folder 24: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1864, Jan.-June
Folder 25: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1864, July-Dec.
Folder 26: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1865 Jan.-Sept.
Folder 27: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1865 Oct.-Dec.
Folder 28: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1866-1869
Folder 29: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1870-1871
Folder 30: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1872
Folder 31: To Mary F. Stoughton, 1873-1879
Box 3 Mary F. Stoughton Incoming Correspondence
Folder 1: Undated
Folder 2: Ada
Folder 3: B
Folder 4: C
Folder 5: Curtis, Mallie 1
Folder 6: Curtis, Mallie 2
Folder 7: D
Folder 8: E
Folder 9: Eaton, Annie L.
Folder 10: F
Folder 11: Fanshawe, Jane 1
Folder 12: Fanshawe, Jane 2
Folder 13: G
Folder 14: H
Folder 15: Hunt, Louise F.
Folder 16: I-K
Folder 17: L
Folder 18: M-N
Folder 19: O-Q
Folder 20: R
Folder 21: S
Folder 22: T-Z
Folder 23: Woodward, Ellen M.
Folder 24: Unknown
Folder 25: 1860-1869
Folder 26: 1870-1873
Folder 27: 1874
Folder 28: 1875-1879
Folder 29: 1880-1881
Folder 30: 1882 Jan.-Mar.
Folder 31: 1882 Apr.-June
Folder 32: 1882 July-Dec.
Folder 33: 1883
Folder 34: 1884
Folder 35: 1885
Folder 36: 1886
Folder 37: 1887, Jan.-June
Folder 38: 1887, July-Dec.
Box 4 Mary F. Stoughton and John Fiske
Folder 1: Mary F. Stoughton, Incoming Correspondence 1888
Folder 2: Mary F. Stoughton, Incoming Correspondence 1889
Folder 3: Mary F. Stoughton, Incoming Correspondence 1890
Folder 4: Mary F. Stoughton, Incoming Correspondence 1891
Folder 5: Mary F. Stoughton, Incoming Correspondence 1892
Folder 6: Mary F. Stoughton, Incoming Correspondence 1893-1894
Folder 7: Mary F. Stoughton, Incoming Correspondence 1895-1902
Folder 8: Mary F. Stoughton, Invitations
Folder 9: Mary F. Stoughton, Outgoing Correspondence, Undated
Folder 10: Mary F. Stoughton, Outgoing Correspondence, 1855-1870
Folder 11: Mary F. Stoughton, Outgoing Correspondence, 1871-1893
Folder 12: Mary F. Stoughton, Correspondence – Others, 1859-1898
Folder 13: Mary F. Stoughton, Legal Papers, 1881-1888
Folder 14: Mary F. Stoughton, Calling Cards
Folder 15: Mary F. Stoughton, Recipes and Menus 1
Folder 16: Mary F. Stoughton, Recipes and Menus 2
Folder 17: Mary F. Stoughton, Diaries and Lists, 1881, 1896, 1900
Folder 18: Green, Edmund B. – Outgoing Correspondence, 1846-1851
Folder 19: Fiske, John – Incoming Correspondence, undated A-M
Folder 20: Fiske, John – incoming Correspondence, Undated N-Z
Folder 21: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1862-1868
Folder 22: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1869-1870
Folder 23: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1871
Folder 24: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1872-1880
Folder 25: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1881-1890
Folder 26: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1891-1895
Folder 27: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1896-1897
Folder 28: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1898-1900
Folder 29: John Fiske Incoming Correspondence, 1901
Folder 30: John Fiske Outgoing Correspondence, 1850-1860
Folder 31: John Fiske Outgoing Correspondence, 1861-1862
Folder 32: John Fiske Outgoing Correspondence, 1863
Folder 33: John Fiske Outgoing Correspondence, 1864-1889
Folder 34: Estate – Houghton Mifflin Co., 1913-1919
Folder 35: Draft of book (pp. 23-224)
Box 5 Fiske Family Correspondence
Folder 1: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, Undated A-E
Folder 2: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, Undated F-M
Folder 3: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, Undated N-Z
Folder 4: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1858-1865
Folder 5: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1866-1885
Folder 6: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1886-1900
Folder 7: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1901 Jan. 1-July 10
Folder 8: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1901 July 11-Dec.31
Folder 9: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1902-1903
Folder 10: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1904
Folder 11: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1905
Folder 12: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1906-1908
Folder 13: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1909-1910
Folder 14: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1911-1915
Folder 15: Fiske, Abby, Incoming Correspondence, 1916-1939
Folder 16: Fiske, Abby, Outgoing Correspondence, Undated 1
Folder 17: Fiske, Abby, Outgoing Correspondence, Undated 2
Folder 18: Fiske, Abby, Outgoing Correspondence, 1865-1919
Folder 19: Fiske, Abby Calling Cards
Folder 20: Fisk, Ethel F., Incoming Correspondence, 1901-1953
Folder 21: Fisk, Ethel F., Outgoing Correspondence, Undated, 1935-1936
Folder 22: Fisk, Ethel F., Correspondence with Macmillan Co., 1930
Folder 23: Fisk, Ethel F., Correspondence with Macmillan Co., 1931
Folder 24: Fisk, Ethel F., Correspondence with Macmillan Co., 1932
Folder 25: Fisk, Ethel F., Correspondence with Macmillan Co., 1933-1934
Folder 26: Fisk, Ethel F., Miscellaneous Material
Folder 27: Fisk, Otis, Miscellaneous Material
Folder 28: Fiske, Clarence S., Incoming Correspondence, Undated - 1904
Folder 29: Fiske, Harold Brooks, Incoming Correspondence, 1891
Folder 30: Fiske, Harold Brooks, Outgoing Correspondence., 1876-1919
Folder 31: Fiske, Herbert H. – Incoming Correspondence., 1901
Folder 32: Fiske, Ralph Browning – Correspondence and Miscellaneous Material, 1878-1893
Folder 33: Fiske Family – Incoming Correspondence Incomplete
Folder 34: Fiske Family Correspondence – Others, Undated, 1934
Folder 35: Fiske Family – Clippings
Folder 36: Fiske Family – Empty Envelopes (some with notations)
Box 6 Fiske and Flint Family
Folder 1: Fiske Family Miscellaneous Material 1
Folder 2: Fiske Family Miscellaneous Material 2
Folder 3: Fiske Family Miscellaneous Material 3
Folder 4: Fiske Family Poetry and Literature
Folder 5: Flint, Grover, Incoming Correspondence, 1892-1903
Folder 6: Flint, Grover, Outgoing Correspondence, Undated-1906
Folder 7: Flint, Grover, Outgoing Correspondence, 1907-1909
Folder 8: Flint, Maude (Fiske), Incoming Correspondence, 1886-1909
Folder 9: Flint, Maude (Fiske), Outgoing Correspondence, 1928-1963
Folder 10: Flint, Maude (Fiske), Miscellaneous Material
Folder 11: Flint, Susan, Incoming Correspondence, 1928-1963
Folder 12: Flint, Susan, Miscellaneous Material
Flint, Susan, Inventory Books, 1930-1963
Fiske, John, Checkbook
Fiske, Harold B., Diaries, 1880-1919
Booklets and Pamphlets
Box 7 Photos, Engravings and Sketches
48 Photographs, Engravings and Sketches