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MS Am 2178

Ripley, Christopher Gore, 1822-1881. Christopher Gore Ripley papers, 1836-1863: 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 2178
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ripley, Christopher Gore, 1822-1881.
Title: Christopher Gore Ripley papers,
Date(s): 1836-1863.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Business and family papers of Harvard graduate and lawyer Christopher Gore Ripley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

47M-360. Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes, Fogg Museum of Art Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1942.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Christopher Gore Ripley Papers, 1836-1863 (MS Am 2178). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ripley was a lawyer in Concord, Massachusetts, son of Samuel and Sarah Ripley, and a part of the social circle of Transcendentalists of mid-19th century New England. Ripley was a graduate of Harvard College, A.B. 1841.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Papers concern both his business associates and his friends and family, including materials by and about Rev. Samuel Ripley.

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