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MS Am 1557

Appleton, Nathan, 1779-1861. Nathan Appleton correspondence with and material about Abbott Lawrence, 1831-1856: 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 1557
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Appleton, Nathan, 1779-1861.
Title: Nathan Appleton correspondence with and material about Abbott Lawrence,
Date(s): 1831-1856.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters by and about manufacturer, banker, and Massachusetts congressman Nathan Appleton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

58M-185. Gift of Mrs. R. D. Fay; received: 1959.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Nathan Appleton Correspondence with and Material about Abbott Lawrence, 1831-1856 (MS Am 1557). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Appleton, a manufacturer, banker, and Massachusetts congressman, was a founder of the city of Lowell, Mass., and helped build up Lawrence, Mass. and Manchester, N.H. He wrote a memoir of Abbott Lawrence, fellow textile manufacturer, founder of Lawrence, Mass., Massachusetts congressman, and diplomat.


Arranged alphabetically by author

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is 65 letters, 1831-1854, from Lawrence to Appleton that reflect Lawrence's career as a textile manufacturer and congressman, his interest in the tariff bill, and later his service as U.S. minister to England. Also letters to Appleton from Lawrence family members and others thanking him for his memoir on Lawrence; and a few letters to Appleton containing information about Lawrence, assembled in preparation for the writing of the memoir.

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