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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

Dorothea Dix correspondence with George Barrell Emerson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: Ch. M.3.2, pt. 1
Scope and Contents This collection contains thrity-two letters written by Dorothea Lynde Dix to George Barrell Emerson between 1843-1846 in which she describes her visits to jails and alms and poor houses in New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Louisiana and South Carolina, the results of her meetings with officials, as well as the improvements she was able to make during these visits. Also included are poems and hymns written by Dix.
Dates: 1836-1847; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1893

Moses Grant, Jr. Correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch. M.2.2, pt. 2
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence and documents dating from 1812-1862 of Moses Grant, Jr. (1785-1861), a paper dealer from Boston, Massachusetts.  Subjects covered include paper orders, the temperance movement, and Grant’s philanthropy.
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
Abstract This collection contains forty letters written by Simon Greenleaf (1783-1853) from 1830-1838 concerning the education of James Henry Elliot (1810-ca.1839).
Dates: 1830-1839; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1893

Oliver Wendell Holmes Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1303
Call Number: MS Am. 1301
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