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MS Am 2104

Carter family. Carter and White family papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2104
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Carter family.
Title: Carter and White family papers,
Date(s): 1861-1924.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and photographs of the Carter and White families of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*89M-55. Manuscripts presented by George N. White, Jr.; received: 1990 February 1.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Jackie Dean

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Carter and White Family Papers (MS Am 2104). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Carter and White families of Cambridge, Massachusetts, are related by marriage. In 1864, Robert Carter (1819-1879), author and editor, married his second wife Susan Nichols. Susan Nichols' sister, Lucy Nichols, married John Eaton White, a captain in the 99th New York Infantry. Charles Morland Carter is the son of Robert Carter and his first wife, Ann Augusta Gray.


Organized into three series:

Scope and Contents

These family papers contain correspondence of Carter and White family members, including letters from John Eaton White to his fiancee, Lucy Nichols, written while he was serving in the Civil War, as well as letters from Charles Morland Carter to the ornithologist, Ruthven Deane, describing a hunting trip in Nebraska. There is a sketch and photograph of John Eaton White, a tintype depicting William Brewster, Charles Morland Carter, and Daniel Chester French, and a pencil sketch of Charles Morland Carter done by Daniel Chester French. Finally, there are writings about the Nichols' family genealogy, among other items.

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