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MS Am 1811

Baldwin, Loammi, 1740-1807. Loammi Baldwin papers, 1768-1872: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1811
Creator: Baldwin, Loammi, 1740-1807.
Title: Loammi Baldwin papers,
Date(s): 1768-1872.
Quantity: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of soldier, civil engineer, and state legislator Loammi Baldwin focusing on his service in the Revolutionary War.

Acquisition Information:

67M-157. Gift of the descendants of Loammi Baldwin; received: 1932.

Access Restrictions:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Loammi Baldwin Papers, 1768-1872 (MS Am 1811). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

Baldwin was a soldier in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, a civil engineer, and a state legislator from Woburn, Mass.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Content

The focus of this collection is on Loammi Baldwin's military service during the Revolutionary War, his activities with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his friendship with Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. Contains correspondence (including 52 letters to his wife Mary Fowle Baldwin, many written while with the Continental Army in New York and New Jersey); army account books; a journal, 1768-1775; documents relating to the fortification of Boston harbor; and business papers of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (particularly concerning the printing and sale of a volume of Transactions of the Academy). Other documents include a minute book, 1778-1789, of the Constitutional Society, Woburn, Mass. and papers of Committees of Correspondence in several Massachusetts towns. Also includes correspondence of two of Baldwin's sons, James Fowle Baldwin and George Rumford Baldwin, relating principally to Count Rumford and to his daughter Sarah Rumford, together with business papers, 1795-1850, of Sarah Rumford.

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