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MS Am 1107

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Charles Sumner letters to George Washington Greene, 1830-1873: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1107
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
Title: Charles Sumner letters to George Washington Greene,
Date(s): 1830-1873.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from U.S. statesman Charles Sumner to American author and educator George Washington Greene.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*48M-192. Purchased with the Friends Fund from F. G. Sweet; received: 1949.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Sumner Letters to George Washington Greene, 1830-1873 (MS Am 1107). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Sumner was an U.S. statesman of the American Civil War period dedicated to human equality and to the abolition of slavery. George Washington Greene was an American author and educator.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Letters mention a range of topics including Sumner's travels in Italy, mutual acquaintances, literature, politics and political appointments, philosophy, and Sumner's lectures. Sumner also discusses the correspondence of John Adams and General Nathanael Greene, Greene's grandfather, and requests Greene's help regarding an unspecified building and statue being built in Boston. Several letters mention Sumner and Greene's articles and political tracts and Greene's books.

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