Finding aid for the Severance Family Photographs, Series II


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Severance Family
Title: Severance Family Photographs, Series II
Dates: 1850-2011
Dates: 1858-1950
Extent: 2.60 linear feet (3 containers and 3 oversize volumes)
Abstract: The Severance family was a prominent Cleveland, Ohio, family known for its philanthropic activities. Solon Severance, a Cleveland banker, was the son of Solomon Severance and Mary Helen Long, and a brother of Louis Severance. He was also a descendent of John Walworth, an early settler of Cleveland who was a civil engineer and was appointed in 1806 as the Custom Collector for the District of Erie. Solon's wife, Emily Allen, was the daughter of Dr. Dudley Allen, and the sister of prominent surgeon Dudley P. Allen. Solon and Emily's daughter, Julia Severance Millikin, was the wife of Benjamin Millikin, a noted Cleveland opthalmologist. Julia's children included Helen Millikin Nash and Severance, Marianne, Dudley, and Louise Millikin. The collection consists of 12 daguerreotypes, 4 ambrotypes, 70 cartes-de-vistes, 1 lantern slide, 3 silhouettes, 1 portrait drawing, 14 color prints and 326 black and white prints. They include Severance and related family portraits and views of various family homes and estates.
PG Number PG 585
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English