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MS Am 2299

Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885. John Warner Barber drawings of Massachusetts towns: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 2299
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885.
Title: John Warner Barber drawings of Massachusetts towns,
Date(s): 1839.
Quantity: 1 collection (9 items in 1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Abstract: 9 pen and ink and wash drawings of Massachusetts towns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*54M-89. Gift of Chauncey C. Nash, Esq., 15 Congress Street, Boston, Mass.; received: 1954 Oct. 30.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Warner Barber Drawings of Massachusetts Towns (MS Am 2299). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Warner Barber (1798-1885) was an American printmaker, author, and publisher born in East Windsor, Connecticut. He is best known for books on state, national, and local history, in which his engravings caught the flavor and appearance of city, town, and countryside in his day.

Scope and Contents

These views of the Massachusetts towns of Belchertown, Bernardston, Chester, Hingham, Longmeadow, Montague, Scituate, Truro, and Upton were preliminary sketches later used to produce some of the engravings in: John Warner Barber. Massachusetts historical collections, being a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Massachusetts, with geographical descriptions. Worcester: Door, Howland & Co., 1839.

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