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MS Am 1175-1175.8

Curson family. Curson family papers, 1730-1918: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1175-1175.8
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Curson family.
Title: Curson family papers
Date(s): 1730-1918
Date(s): 1770-1850
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (7 boxes and 2 volumes )
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Spanish.
Abstract: Papers of the Curson family of Massachusetts, ancestors of the American writer, John Phillips Marquand.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

49M-218, 49M-219, 49M-220, 49M-221, 49M-222, 49M-223, 49M-224, 49M-225, 49M-226. Gift of John Phillips Marquand, Esq., 115 East 77th Street, New York, New York; received: 1949.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Curson Family Papers, 1730-1918 (MS Am 1175-1175.8). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also Curson-Marquand Family Papers (bMS Am 2644).


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Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of Curson (sometimes spelled Curzon), Searle, and Atkins family members, including Samuel Curson; his mother, Elizabeth Burling Whittell; his wife, Margaret Searle Curson; and their daughters, Elizabeth Curson Hoxie, Mary Russell Curson, and Margaret Searle Curson Marquand. Also includes journals of Samuel Curson, Mary Russell Curson, and Margaret Searle Curson. Samuel Curson's journals and other writings, 1799-1832, relate to his travels as a mercantile agent in Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.

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