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Chamberlain, Mellen



  • Existence: 1821-1900

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

John Adams Papers

 Collection — MS Adams
Call Number: MS Adams
Scope and Contents This is an artificial collection that was created with letters from the Mellen Chamberlain, Americana, and English Civilization collections and contains 61 letters written by John Adams before he was President, primarily to Dr. Benjamin Rush. In addition, there are three letters written to Adams and 15 others either written about him or in which he is mentioned. In addition, there are 82 items that were removed from the inside of Adams's books (approximately 35 of those are notes written in...
Dates: 1764-1906

Dorothea Dix letters to George Barrell Emerson and other writings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch.M.3.2 pt.1

Letters and other writings by Dorothea Dix (1802-1887), writer, teacher, and reformer who changed the way institutions treated individuals living with mental illness. The materials span the years 1836-1847 and include 32 letters written to fellow educator George Barrell Emerson (1797-1881) regarding her visits to jails and poor houses and the results of her meetings with government officials. Also included are clippings and manuscripts of Dix’s poems and hymns.

Dates: 1836-1847

Moses Grant, Jr. Correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch. M.2.2, pt. 2
Scope and Contents This collection, dating from 1812-1862, documents the business relationships of Moses Grant, Jr., his role in the temperance movement, and his philanthropic endeavors. Letters concerning Grant’s paper business describe debts paid and owed and forthcoming paper orders. Other papers in the collection concern the temperance movement in Boston, in which Grant was very involved.  These consist of transcripts of speeches made at temperance meetings, pleas made to the Suffolk Board of Trade,...
Dates: 1812-1862; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1893

Simon Greenleaf correspondence with James Henry Elliot

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch. M.3.2, pt. 2
Scope and Contents

This collection contains forty letters written by Simon Greenleaf to James Henry Elliot from 1830-1837 concerning the 1830-1838 importance of missionary work and maintaining Episcopalian traditions. Other letters provide advice on how Eliot should prepare for the clergy and where he should do his missionary work.

Dates: 1830-1839; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1893

Oliver Wendell Holmes Correspondence

 Collection — MS Am.1303
Call Number: MS Am.1303
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 29 letters from Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) to various correspondents, dating from 1852-1892.  Primary recipients are Phineas Barnes and Clara Barnes Martin, friends of Holmes who write about personal and family matters. Other letters pertain to Holmes’ literary endeavors and reminiscence of Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.  Also included are letters to James T. Fields and Bram Stoker.

Dates: 1852-1892; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1939

Elizabeth Palmer correspondence with Joseph Pearse Palmer

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch M.2.2. pt. 3
Scope and Contents

The subjects of the 20 letters in this collection written between 1771 and 1785 by Elizabeth Palmer to her husband Joseph Pearse Palmer range from her doubts of ever being happy with him, her concerns about the family’s finances, and her desire to have the problem between John Hancock and Palmer’s father, General Joseph Palmer, resolved.

Dates: 1771-1785

William D. Williamson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch.M.2.2, pt. 1
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 11 letters written to William D. Williamson between 1820-1844 and discuss the history of Maine. Also included is genealogical research pertaining to the Williamson family, extracts of court cases and legal documents, and documents concerning the settlement of Maine.

Dates: 1820-1844; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1893

Additional filters:

Adams, John, 1735-1826 — Correspondence 1
Maine -- Courts 1
Maine -- History -- Colonial period 1
Mentally Ill — Care — History. 1
Missionaries 1