Guide to the Furry-Price Family Papers and Photographs 1890-1996

Senator John Heinz History Center

Summary Information

Repository
Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center
Title
Furry-Price Family Papers and Photographs
Creator
Furry-Price Families
Collection Number
MSS 0623
Date [inclusive]
1890-1996
Extent
1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
The material in this collection is in English.
Abstract
The Furry-Price Family Papers and Photographs document the genealogy of the Furry and Price families. The papers include certificates, letters, and over 100 photographs of the family and relatives. The papers and photographs have been identified and described by Richard Price, son of Benjamin Price.
Sponsor Note
This collection has been made accessible as part of an NHPRC-funded Basic Processing grant.

Preferred Citation

Furry-Price Family Papers and Photographs, 1890-1996, MSS 0623 , Library and Archives Division, Senator John Heinz History Center

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History

The Furry and Price families were united in 1915 upon the marriage of Gertrude Furry and Benjamin Price. Gertrude and Benjamin had three children; two girls and a boy, Richard Price, born in 1932 and the youngest of the Price children. The family resided in Dormont, Pa., for nearly thirty years. The sisters of Gertrude Furry married into the Haberlen and Frye families.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Furry-Price Family Papers and Photographs include over 100 images of members of the Furry and Price families, as well as images of relatives such as the Haberlen and Frye families. The papers and photographs contain materials from four dismantled scrapbooks; however the photographs and newspaper clippings remain in the original sheeting. The descriptions compiled by Richard Price included a history of the family beginning with his parent’s immediate families. The papers contain materials from some relatives, including letters from Benjamin's brother, Dick Price, from his service in France during World War I. The papers contain Gertrude Furry's confirmation certificate from 1898, her teacher’s certificate from the Pennsylvania State Sabbath School, and Benjamin Price and Gertrude Furry’s marriage license from 1915.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Senator John Heinz History Center Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania , October 2011

Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-454-6364
library@heinzhistorycenter.org
http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/libraryArchives.aspx

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Price Richard in 1998.

Archives accession # 1998.0170

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alex J. Toner on 10/26/11.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The museum maintains artifacts acquired with this donation including a childs dress from 1889, a watch fob made from Benjamin Price's mothers hair, and a childs toy from 1910. Museum accession # 98.90.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Haberlen Family
  • Frye Family

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