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MS Am 1583

Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887, collector. E. B. Washburne autograph collection, 1766-1888: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1583
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887, collector.
Title: E. B. Washburne autograph collection,
Date(s): 1766-1888.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autographs of American and French historical figures collected by American politician and diplomat Elihu Benjamin Washburne.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Recataloged from X5.13F*. Gift of Mrs. Mary Washburne Fowler, and grandchildren Clarke, Gratiot, Hempstead, and Annette, in memory of Hon. Elihu B. Washburne; received: 1927 December 29.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

E. B. Washburne Autograph Collection, 1766-1888 (MS Am 1583). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Washburne was an American politician and diplomat.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Contains autographs letters from various American and French historical figures, including John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Hancock, Pierre Menard, Pierre François Tissot, and George Washington. Also includes a letter from the Marquis de Lafayette to Thomas Jefferson and a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Ben Franklin, as well as documents concerning the French Revolution and the Paris Commune, among other items.

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