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MS Am 1739

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Charles Sumner miscellaneous papers, 1833-1874: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1739
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
Title: Charles Sumner miscellaneous papers,
Date(s): 1833-1874.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of the American senator and abolitionist Charles Sumner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Sumner Miscellaneous Papers, 1833-1874 (MS Am 1739). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Sumner was the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for 23 years. He was a prominent abolitionist who was deeply involved in the legislation preceding the Civil War, as well as the Reconstruction process.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Charles Sumner to various correspondents. Also includes a few manuscripts of notes, speeches, and bills, as well as signatures.

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