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MS Am 1447-1447.3

Abbot, Henry L. Henry L. Abbot papers, 1792-1919: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1447-1447.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Abbot, Henry L.
Title: Henry L. Abbot papers,
Date(s): 1792-1919.
Quantity: 1 collection (10 linear feet (20 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American military engineer Henry L. Abbot, together with papers of other family members.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-261-264. Deposited by Marion B. Abbot, Elinor R. Abbot, and Henry Dehon Abbot; received: 1955.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry L. Abbot Papers, 1792-1919 (MS Am 1447-1447.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Larcom Abbot (1831-1927) was a military engineer who graduated from West Point in 1854 and served in the United States Army until 1895.


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Scope and Contents

Papers of Henry Larcom Abbot, together with papers of other family members. Abbot's papers include diaries, 1856-1919 (1896 lacking), correspondence, reports, essays, maps, and photographs relating to survey work in Oregon in the 1850's, flood control work on the Mississippi River, Civil War service as an engineer and head of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, torpedo experiments, and work on coastal defenses. Additional family papers consist of two boxes of sermons, 1797-1827, of Abiel Abbot, minister of the First Church in Beverly, Mass., and grandfather of Henry Larcom Abbot's wife; six boxes of sermons, 1819-1830, of Stevens Everett, minister in Hallowell, Me., and father of Henry Larcom Abbot's wife; and one box of letters, 1792-1900, chiefly to William Ebenezer Abbot, a son of Abiel Abbot and also a Unitarian minister.

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