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MS Am 1610

Channing family. Channing family correspondence and other papers, 1825-1936: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1610
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Channing family.
Title: Channing family correspondence and other papers,
Date(s): 1825-1936.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of members of the Channing family of Massachusetts including Marjorie (Channing) Loring, Margaret Fuller (Channing) Loring, Walter Channing, and William Ellery Channing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

59M-274. Gift of Charlotte Loring Lowell (Mrs. Ralph Lowell), in memory of her grandmother, Margaret Fuller Channing Loring (Mrs. Thacher Loring); received: 1960.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Channing Family Correspondence and Other Papers, 1825-1936 (MS Am 1610). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Channings were a prominent Massachusetts family with strong ties to the Unitarian church and the anti-slavery movement.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of correspondence of various members of the Channing family including Marjorie (Channing) Loring, Margaret Fuller (Channing) Loring, Walter Channing, and William Ellery Channing, concerning family matters, details of daily life, and travel anecdotes. There are letters to Margaret Fuller (Channing) Loring from Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Julia Ward Howe, and Henry James among others. Also includes an excerpt from Margaret (Fuller), marchesa d'Ossoli's account of a visit to George Sand, a letter written by Thomas Wentworth Higginson to Ralph Waldo Emerson urging him to publish his speech on the Fugitive Slave Law, a manuscript poem by William Ellery Channing, and a few drawings.

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