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MS Am 2193

Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881. John Gorham Palfrey letters to William Taylor Palfrey, 1818-1866: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2193
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Palfrey, John Gorham, 1796-1881.
Title: John Gorham Palfrey letters to William Taylor Palfrey,
Date(s): 1818-1866.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear ft. (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from Unitarian minister and Harvard professor John Gorham Palfrey to his brother William.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57M-53. Gift of Mrs. H.J. Leake, 403 Queen City Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, received: 1957 September.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Gorham Palfrey Letters to William Taylor Palfrey, 1818-1866 (MS Am 2193). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Gorham Palfrey (1796-1881), was a Unitarian minister, professor at Harvard Divinity School, editor of the North American Review, congressman from Massachusetts (1847-1849), postmaster of Boston (1861-1867), and historian, best known for his multi-volume History of New England. William Taylor Palfrey was his brother.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Also includes letter from W.T. Palfrey to J.G. Palfrey and a note on the Palfrey family by George De Clout Palfrey.

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