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MS Am 1640

Carter, Robert, 1819-1879, recipient. Robert Carter letters from various correspondents, 1851-1898: 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 1640
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Carter, Robert, 1819-1879, recipient.
Title: Robert Carter letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1851-1898 (inclusive), 1851-1862 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to American author and politician Robert Carter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

60M-215. Purchased; received: 1961.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Robert Carter Letters from Various Correspondents, 1851-1898 (MS Am 1640). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Carter was an editor and author and an active figure in the Free Soil and Republican parties in Massachusetts in the 1850's.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Robert Carter chiefly relating to his political and anti-slavery activities in Massachusetts in the 1850's and his journalistic work. Includes 15 letters from Charles Sumner and 10 letters from Henry Wilson. Also includes an 1891 letter from Charles Eliot Norton to his wife Susan N. Carter and an 1898 letter from Edward Everett Hale to J. L. Carter, Robert Carter's son.

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