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MS Am 1438

Bryant, Peter, 1767-1820. Peter Bryant letters and Sarah Snell Bryant diaries, 1786-1847: 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 1438
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bryant, Peter, 1767-1820.
Title: Peter Bryant letters and Sarah Snell Bryant diaries,
Date(s): 1786-1847.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters of American surgeon and physician Peter Bryant and diaries of his wife Sarah Snell Bryant.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-249. Gift of Grinnell Jones Jr.; received: 1956.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Peter Bryant Letters and Sarah Snell Bryant Diaries,, 1786-1847 (MS Am 1438). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Sarah Snell Bryant's diary for 1794 is held by The William Cullen Bryant Homestead. [Noted in 2001].

Biographical / Historical

Sarah Snell Bryant, of Cummington, Massachusetts, was the mother of William Cullen Bryant. Her husband, Peter Bryant, was a physician and surgeon.


Arranged alphabetically by author or title.

Scope and Contents

Contains autograph manuscript diaries of Sarah Bryant from 1795 to 1847 (lacks 1809) describing the weather and daily activities of her family. Also includes letters, 1786-1787, from Peter Bryant; a typed manuscript by Beatrice Jones based on Sarah Bryant's diaries; and photographs of Cummington scenes relating to the Bryant family.

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