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MS Sparks 49.1-49.3

Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866, collector. Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution: Guide.

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Last update on 2011 December 10

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Sparks 49.1
Call No.: MS Sparks 49.2
Call No.: MS Sparks 49.3
Creator: Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866, collector.
Title: Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution,
Date(s): 1740-1866 .
Quantity: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, French, and Spanish.
Abstract: Documents copied or collected by American historian and president of Harvard Jared Sparks.

Processing Information:

These papers were bound in three volumes by Jared Sparks. They were removed from their bindings in 1960 and placed in five boxes. Their original order was retained. Similar and related MSS. from Sparks 132 were added at the end of the series.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of estate of Jared Sparks; received: 1939.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Jared Sparks Collection of Documents Concerning the American Revolution (MS Sparks 49.1-49.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

Sparks was an American historian and editor. He was president of Harvard (1849-1853).

Arrangement

Organized into the following series by call number:

Scope and Content

Documents copied or collected by Jared Sparks in the course of his editorial and historical work; the focus of the collection is the American Revolution. Includes letters and documents of John Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, William Ellery, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Lincoln, and Joseph Reed, among others. Also includes letters addressed to George Washington from various correspondents.

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