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MS Am 1368

Batchelder family. Batchelder family papers, 1806-1902: 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 1368
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Batchelder family.
Title: Batchelder family papers,
Date(s): 1806-1902.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American cotton manufacturer and inventor Samuel Batchelder and his son, civil engineer John M. Batchelder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-246. Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder; received: 1955.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Batchelder Family Papers, 1806-1902 (MS Am 1368). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Batchelder was a cotton manufacturer and inventor. His son, John M. Batchelder, was a civil engineer involved in telegraphy and insulation.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters to the Batchelder family, the bulk to John M. Batchelder and Samuel Batchelder. Included are letters to John Batchelder from Samuel F. B. Morse, Benjamin Peirce and others concerning early research in telegraphy and the insulation of submarine cables. Also contains a few letters to others.

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