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Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 1
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Dessalines, Jean-Jacques, 1758-1806. 1
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826 Boston Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7114
Call Number: MS 7114
Abstract I Want You to Have This: a Collection of Objects and their Stories from Around the World contains 55 essays written by 11th grade students from Boston International High School about an object from their native country that holds significance for each writer.
Dates: 2013

Abbey Theatre Programs

 Collection
Call Number: ACC 86-201

Abigail Adams Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 229
Call Number: MS Am. 229
Abstract This collection contains 22 letters written by Abigail Adams (1744-1818). Twenty are to John Thaxter, Jr. (1755-1891). The others are to Isaac Smith Elbridge Gerry.
Dates: 1770-1785; Other: Date acquired: 05/18/1944

John Adams Papers

 Collection — Container: 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

Aldino Felicani Collection of Anarchist Journals

 Collection
Call Number: Felicani journals

American Irish Pioneers Foundation

 Collection — Container: MS 1881 A
Call Number: MS 1881 A
Abstract This collection documents the proposed plan for establishing a settlement house in Dublin as a memorial to the Irish Pioneers who aided in the establishment and building of the United States.
Dates: 1928-1933; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1979

Correspondence regarding Thomas Pennant Barton's Library

 Collection — Container: MS 7339
Call Number: MS 7339
Scope and Contents This collection, which was removed from the book The Sketch of Thomas Barton’s Library, contains correspondence from the bookseller Thomas Rodd regarding the selling and purchase of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Other letters are responses to Barton’s description of his library and the First Folio. Barton was the first collector of Shakespeare in the United States.
Dates: 1807-1861; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1873

Milo Benedict Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 7372
Call Number: MS 7372
Scope and Contents This collection contains 30 letters written between 1853-1885, 10 of which were written by Milo Benedict to his family. In these letters Benedict discusses the progress he is making musically, his activities, and the places he visited in Boston. Other letters include those from his siblings in which they describe their work and leisure time.
Dates: 1876-1885; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2015

The Bieler Press Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7079
Call Number: MS 7079
Scope and Contents This collection contains books and ephemera published by Bieler Press between 1976 and 1990. The Bieler Press was founded by Gerald Lange in 1975.
Dates: 1976-1990; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2010

Boston Authors Club Records

 Collection — Container: MS BAC
Call Number: MS BAC
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence which document the activities of the Boston Authors Club from 1907-1947. Official records consist of annual reports (1940-1944), election ballots (1921-1932), editorial and membership committees (1224-1938), meeting minutes (1919-1947) and statement of agreement of association (1907; 1958). The responses from Boston authors to Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s idea in 1887 of forming a club and tributes to Harriet Beecher Stowe are included as are brochures,...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1887-1972; Other: Date acquired: 06/00/1966

Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor Indentures

 Collection
Call Number: MS 7248
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1,212 indentures that document the Overseers of the Poor of the City of Boston efforts to manage the children of the poor by placing them in house-holds where these children would have food, clothing, and shelter and receive a basic education in exchange for their labor. While the majority of the children were bound out to do housework, including knitting and sewing and farmwork, the indentures also document the kinds of trades that were open to young males in the...
Dates: 1734-1805; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1968

Boston (Mass.) Town Records

 Collection — Box: 1, vol. 1.
Call Number: MS f. Bos. 7

Boston Public Library Arts Department collection of John Singer Sargent clippings and other ephemera

 Collection
Call Number: MS ART 001
Abstract Collection of newspaper clippings, compiled by Boston Public Library staff in the mid-20th century related to John Singer Sargent, primarily newspaper clippings related his later mural work and reproductions of his artwork.
Dates: 1896 - 1939

Boston Streets Construction Projects Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 3844
Call Number: MS 3844
Abstract This collection contains 21 letters written by residents of four Boston neighborhoods to city officials between 1853- 1870 that document requsts for small-scale improvements and street maintenance projects. Also included are petitions and reports.
Dates: 1853-1870; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2008

Boston Theatre and Opera House (Washington Street) Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Th. 2
Call Number: MS Th. 2
Scope and Contents This collection documents the construction and design of the theatre building. Contracts, design proposals and drawings of the sites are included.
Dates: 1847-1855

Boston Theatre (Federal Street) Records

 Collection — Container: MS Th. 1
Call Number: MS Th. 1
Scope and Contents This collection documents the administrative, financial and performance history of the Federal Street Theater, the first public theater in Boston, from its beginning in 1793 to 1852. Records include agreements, contracts, deeds, financial accounts, inventories, meeting minutes and receipts.
Dates: 1793-1852; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1902

Boston Watchmakers Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 5052
Call Number: MS 5052
Scope and Contents This collection documents the business activities of John P. Adams from 1871-1902. Adams sold and repaired watches from his location at 10 State Street. Included are letters and invoices received by Adams from such Boston manufacturers and suppliers as the E. Howard Watch and Clock Company and Nelson H. Brown. The correspondence consists of inquiries from both suppliers and customers regarding purchases and repairs. Of interest is the business transacted between Adams and the E. Howard Watch...
Dates: 1871-1902; Other: Date acquired: 07/00/2010

Samuel G. Bowdlear and Austin C. Wellington Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 3929
Call Number: MS 3929
Abstract This collection documents life in wartime Boston as well as a Union soldier’s experiences in battle. The letters of Samuel Bowdlear, a prominent Boston merchant, detail the social, political, and economic events in Boston and the surrounding areas, including the Union camp at Readville, Massachusetts. For example, the correspondence provides accounts of local elections, enlistment and troop movements, current prices, speeches and parades. The correspondence of Austin Wellington, a member of the...
Dates: 1862-1865

Brown, John -- Correspondence relating to John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS E.5.1, pts. 1&2
Abstract This collection contains correspondence relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859), specifically the unsuccessful armed slave rebellion he led at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Of the 200 letters in the collection, 15 are written by Brown to his family, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1847-1860; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1904

Donn Byrne Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Eng. 217
Call Number: MS Eng. 217
Scope and Contents This collection documents the personal life and professional career of Irish novelist Donn Byrne, 1889-1928. Also included is correspondence addressed to Dorothea Donn Byrne, which mostly discuss Donn Byrne's literary matters.
Dates: 1915-1932; Majority of material found in 1925-1928; Other: Date acquired: 10/28/1964