Scope and arrangement
The Poor family correspondence consists mainly of letters written to Constance (Brandon) Poor from her three eldest children: Henry Varnum Poor II (1880-1931), Roger Merrill Poor (1883-1926), and Edith Brandon Poor (1888-1963). Her other daughters, Constance and Pamela, are also represented. A few letters are addressed to her husband, Henry William Poor. Also included are six letters written by family matriarch Mary W. (Pierce) Poor (1820-1912), often discussing her son.
Letters are arranged chronologically.