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Call No.: MS Am 2046
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Coffin family.
Title: Coffin family papers,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of the Coffin family of Newbury and Newburyport, Mass.
The Coffin family was based in Newbury and Newburyport, Mass. Charles Coffin (1741-1821) was a Harvard College graduate and physician in Newburyport, Mass. His son, Charles Coffin (1775-1853), also graduated from Harvard College. He became a Presbyterian minister and served as president of Greeneville College in Greeneville, Tenn. and as president of East Tennessee College, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Family papers of the Coffin family especially those of: Charles Coffin (1741-1821), Charles Coffin (1775-1853), and James Ayer Coffin (1806- 1871). Includes correspondence, financial records, holograph manuscripts, genealogies, notebooks, photographs, and printed materials. There is a holograph manuscript by Charles Coffin (1775-1853), A poem on the comparative beauties of nature and art, presented at the Harvard College Commencement, 1793; orations presented at Knoxville College, Tennessee, by James Ayer Coffin (1806-1871), and Louis McKinney, Address delivered on the occasion of the presentation of a portrait of Charles Coffin to the University of Tennessee, 189-. Includes materials relating to: the Christian family, Cornelius Worcester Coffin, Daniel Little Coffin (1814-1854), Dorothy Farnham Coffin (1774-1855), Hugh Martin Coffin (1840-1861), Sir Isaac Coffin (1759-1839), Joseph Coffin (1702-1773), Margaret Martin Coffin (1813-1865), Simeon Coffin (1731-1786), Susanna Woodbridge Ayer Coffin, Julia Ayer Coffin Harle, Hugh Martin, Margaret McKinney Coffin McKinney (1818-1845), Mary Farnham McKinney (1824-1871), and the Russell family. The penciled annotations on these papers are possibly in the hand of Julia Ayer Coffin Harle.