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aka Palmer Colony

**Please note: this blog entry–though correct in details, is wrong in one very important respect. In August 2014, the National Archives gave the ARRC records to us. So while the history in this entry is true, we have an update

Moving along

A few months ago, I received a phone call from one of our long-ago donors, Ellen Hays. Daughter of Andrew Hope, she’d given us a collection comprised of her father’s papers and her own. Most of the papers related to …