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MS Am 1752

Cartland family. Cartland 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 1752
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cartland family.
Title: Cartland family papers,
Date(s): 1823-1913.
Quantity: 1 collection (21 boxes (8 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and other papers of the Cartland family of New Hampshire, cousins of the poet John Greenleaf Whittier.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Martha Hale Shackford; received: 1942.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Cartland Family Papers (MS Am 1752). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Cartlands of Lee, N.H., were Quakers, and cousins of the poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Moses Austin Cartland (1805-1863) was a schoolmaster and journalist. His brother Joseph Cartland (1810-1898) was also an educator. With his wife Gertrude Whittier Cartland (1822-1911), Joseph was principal of Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I. (1855-1860).


Organized into the following series: Please note that item number 541 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters to Moses Austin Cartland, Joseph Cartland, and Gertrude Whittier Cartland, together with other family correspondence. Includes diaries, 1849-1866, of Gertrude Cartland; essays; photographs; clippings; and printed ephemera. Includes letters from John Greenleaf Whittier and articles and clippings relating to Whittier.

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