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MS Am 2009

Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890. Charles Edward Lester papers concerning Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Am 2009
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards), 1815-1890.
Title: Charles Edward Lester papers concerning Life and public services of Charles Sumner,
Date(s): 1874 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers concerning the life and public services of American statesman Charles Sumner compiled by his biographer C. Edwards (Charles Edwards) Lester.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*79M-52. Purchased with the H.S. Howe fund from Roger Butterfield, inc, White House, Hartwick, New York 13348; received: 1973 October.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Edward Lester Papers Concerning Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner (MS Am 2009). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sumner was a United States senator from Massachusetts (1851-1874), noted abolitionist, and graduate of Harvard Law School (1833); Lester was his biographer; Edwin Hubbell Chapin was a reverend in the Universalist Church.

Scope and Contents

Includes a scrapbook compiled by Lester with revised proof sheets, draft fragments, and a history of his Life and services of Charles Sumner (1874), clippings and memorabilia of Sumner, and a letter to Lester from Edwin Hubbell Chapin. There are also photographs, an engraved portrait, and clippings concerning Sumner, as well as two autograph letters by Sumner.

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