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MS Am 1462-1462.2

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Daniel Webster and Caroline Webster papers, 1822-1839: 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 1462-1462.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
Title: Daniel Webster and Caroline Webster papers,
Date(s): 1822-1839.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American statesman Daniel Webster and his wife, Caroline Webster.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-181, 43M-184, and 55M-270. Gift of The Corporation of Harvard University; received: 1943 September 30.
Manuscripts originally accessioned as *43M-182 & 183 have been re-accessioned as *55M-270 in order to list them in detail.
These manuscripts were given by Mrs. Hamlin Smith (Helena Hall Smith) to the Women's Division of the Cambridge War Finance Committee of the Third War Loan Drive of 1943, and awarded by the Committee to the Corporation as the largest Cambridge subscriber to the Drive.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Daniel Webster and Caroline Webster Papers, 1822-1839 (MS Am 1462-1462.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Webster was an American statesman and lawyer. During the 1839 European trip documented in this collection, he was a senator from Massachusetts.


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Scope and Contents

Contains letters and invitations from prominent Britons that Webster and his wife Caroline LeRoy Webster received while visiting England in 1839; the journal she kept of their tour; and an album of engraved invitations and calling cards also from their European trip. Also includes a few letters Caroline Webster wrote to her sister and other LeRoy family members before her marriage.

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