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MS Am 322

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Daniel Webster papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 322
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
Title: Daniel Webster papers,
Date(s): 1837-1858.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American statesman and lawyer Daniel Webster to Franklin Haven, president of the Merchant's National Bank of Boston, concerning personal financial matters and political affairs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Ellen Haven Ross; received: 1938.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Daniel Webster Papers (MS Am 322). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Webster was an American statesman and lawyer.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is the 258 letters from Webster to Franklin Haven, president of the Merchant's National Bank of Boston. These concern personal financial matters as well as political affairs and appointments. Also contains correspondence of Haven and others, some of it concerning Webster's candidacy for president in 1852; and a few legal documents pertaining to Webster's estate.

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