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MS Am 1851

Bird, F. W. (Francis William), 1809-1894. F. W. Bird papers, 1826-1924: 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 1851
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bird, F. W. (Francis William), 1809-1894.
Title: F. W. Bird papers,
Date(s): 1826-1924 (inclusive), 1847-1889 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American antislavery leader, state legislator and paper manufacturer Francis William Bird, largely concerning the anti-slavery movement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-175. Gift of Charles Sumner Bird; received: 1958.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

F. W. Bird Papers, 1826-1924 (MS Am 1851). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Bird was an antislavery leader, state legislator, and paper manufacturer of East Walpole, Mass.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is letters to Bird from his political colleagues in the Free-Soil and antislavery movements, about two thirds of them written before or during the Civil War. Also contains a few letters and manuscripts by Bird; a few letters to and manuscripts by his relatives; some correspondence between third parties; miscellaneous manuscripts; and printed material. Includes 65 letters to Bird from Daniel Alvord.

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