Original Manuscript: Wentworth Family in Revolutionary History, typed manuscript [Genealogy]. [Worcester, Massachusetts]: No Publisher, .
Wentworth Family in Revolutionary History by Annie Russell Marble. Typed Manuscript; 29 pages with handwritten corrections (presumably Ms. Marble’s) in ink; in contemporary manila envelope. Typed 7 3/4 x 10 inch linen paper manufactured by The Invincible Paper and Pulp Corporation. It is estimated that the manuscript was typed in the 1920’s. The manuscript details the Wentworth Family genealogy and historical contributions going back to the earliest mentions in the British records, and follows the branch of the family that became American colonists and later revolutionary patriots. Annie Russell Marble (August 10, 1864 – November 23, 1936) was an American essayist and editor, whose work dealt with early American historical figures, as well as authors of the Transcendental movement, some of whom she knew personally. Marble's career in literature began in 1897 with the publication of a new edition of Thomas Carlyle’s On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, which she edited, with notes and introduction. She published many essays on literature, literary criticism, and bibliography, such as the 1905 book:Books in Their Seasons (T.Y. Crowell & Company, New York). She edited and wrote the introduction to many new editions of classic works of American literature. In the 1920’s Ms. Marble wrote several pieces focused on women in American history including the book:The Women Who Came In The Mayflower (The Pilgrim Press, Boston). Marble graduated from Smith College in 1886 and received her graduate degree in 1895 also from Smith. It is known that Annie Russell Marble was the chairwoman of the historical research committee in 1918-1919 of the Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter of the DAR, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her mother was a Wentworth. It may have been in her capacity as member / historian for this chapter of the DAR that she compiled this history, or it may have been written for a family member. The last page of the manuscript states that the piece has been '…written in accordance with your regulations and wishes,' which would indicate that Ms. Marble had been commissioned to write this account.