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MS Am 1582

Lowell, John, 1743-1802. John Lowell papers, 1629-1894: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1582
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lowell, John, 1743-1802.
Title: John Lowell papers
Date(s): 1629-1894
Date(s): 1764-1803
Quantity: 5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and legal documents of the American politician John Lowell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-897, 43M-898. Gift of Ralph Lowell, '12, James Hale Lowell, '14, John Lowell, '42, Ralph Lowell Jr., '45 and James Hale Lowell, 2d, ; received: 1943 August.
These papers were presented in the memory of John Lowell, '77, by his sons Ralph Lowell, '12, James Hale Lowell, '14, and his grandsons John Lowell, '42, Ralph Lowell Jr., '45 and James Hale Lowell, 2d (aged 5 years).

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Lowell Papers, 1629-1894 (MS Am 1582). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Lowell (1743-1802) was a Massachusetts lawyer and judge. He received an AB from Harvard College in 1760 and he served in the Continental Congress (1782-1783). His son John Lowell (1769-1840) was a Massachusetts lawyer, agriculturist, philanthropist, and Federalist pamphlet writer. He received an AB from Harvard College in 1786.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabeticallly by author.

Scope and Contents

Contains professional correspondence and legal documents reflecting the careers of the two John Lowells, father and son. Includes depositions, testimonies and memoranda from legal cases; reports and petitions of congresses; and deeds, contracts, wills, accounts, receipts, and promissory notes. Also includes records of the Continental Congress, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, various Massachusetts courts, and New England town meetings, as well as correspondence and court documents concerning the senior Lowell's service on a commission to determine the Massachusetts-New York border, and much correspondence about land sales and debt collection. Also contains correspondence of other family members, including a younger John Lowell (1856-1922) who traveled in Europe in the 1870s, and correspondence of third parties.

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