MS Am 2367
Cartland family, collector. Cartland family collection of photographs and ephemera
of John Greenleaf Whittier, 1834-1930: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2367
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cartland family, collector.
Title: Cartland family collection of photographs and ephemera of John Greenleaf Whittier
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Ephemera and photographs concerning the American poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf
Whittier, collected by his cousins, the Cartland family.
46M-358 Gift of Amasa C. Gould, 248 Newbury St., Boston, Mass.; received: 1946 November 1.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
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Cartland Family Collection of Photographs and Ephemera of John Greenleaf Whittier,
1834-1930 (MS Am 2637). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) was an American poet and abolitionist. He was
born into a Quaker family in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
The Cartlands of Lee, N.H., were also Quakers, and were cousins of the poet Whittier.
Moses Austin Cartland (1805-1863) was a schoolmaster and journalist. His wife was
Mary Page Gove and son was Charles Sumner Cartland. Moses' brother Joseph Cartland
(1810-1898) was also an educator. With his wife Gertrude Whittier Cartland (1822-1911),
Joseph was principal of Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I. (1855-1860). Based
on the numerous annotations on the versos of these items, this material at one time
belonged to the Cartland family.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Photographs
- II. Whittier miscellany
- III. Materials concerning the death of John Greenleef Whittier
- IV. Printed materials on Whittier
Includes pamphlets, calendars, cabinet photographs, genealogies, cartes-de-visite
photographs, clippings, and other material. Also includes a Whittier 1834 autograph
fragment of a poem.
- Series: I. Photographs
- (1). Portrait cabinet photographs, 1892 and undated. 11 items in 1 folder.
All items are initialed on verso: G.W.C. [Gertrude Whittier Cartland (1822-1911)] and are annotated with name identification
and relationship to the poet Whittier.
- 1. Bagley, Valentine, Captain; shipwrecked captain in JGW's "The Captain's Well."
- 2. Bangs, Nellie?; friend of JGW.
- 3. Braithwaite, J. Bevan (Joseph Bevan), 1818-1905; minister in the Society of Friends and friend of JGW.
- 4. Gifford, Phebe R.; minister in the Society of Friends and friend of JGW.
- 5. Hussey, Christopher; relative of JGW.
- 6. Pitman, Isaac; husband of H.M. Pitman.
- 7. Pitman, Harriet Minot; friend of JGW.
- 8. Pratt, Mary E.; cousin of JGW.
- 9. Step-daughters of Edward Whittier: Jennie McLeod and Christie; EW was JGW's brother.
- 10. Group portrait of "Friends of Whittier" including: John Henry Bartlett, Joseph Elkonton, Ruth Chambers, Elizabeth Smedlay, William T. Wickersham, Edward Smedley, Prof. Xavier Kenig, and Charles Wagner.
- 11. The gathering in the garden, Amesbury Whittier's funeral (1892) [annotated on verso: MHS (Martha Hale Shackford?)].
- (2). Portrait cartes-de-visite photographs, 1885 and undated. 3 items in 1 folder.
- 1. "The barefoot boy," reproduction from original crayon drawing illustrating JGW's
poem of same name.
- 2. Coffin, Joshua?
- 3. Rogers, Sophia S., 1885 Feb.
- (3). Photographs of dwellings, 1892 and undated. 2 items in 1 folder.
- Whittier home in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Cabinet photograph includes three individuals, one is JGW.
- The Gove house at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, 1892. Photograph includes persons standing on balcony including JGW, Joseph Cartland, and Gertrude Whittier Cartland. . Whittier died in this house on 1892 Sept. 7. Verso is annotated as: "Gift of Martha Hale Shackford, May 1942."
- Series: II. Whittier miscellany
- (5). Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1898. Lines written in the album of his cousin Phebe A. Cartland : AMsS, 1834 Aug. 20. 1 folders
"Lines" are from a fragment of a poem. Also includes a hand-colored print of an unidentified
ruin of a castle.
- Series: III. Materials concerning the death of John Greenleef Whittier
- (7). Newburyport Daily News Press. Memorial to John Greenleaf Whittier, by the citizens of Amesbury, December 17, 1892 : printed material, Amesbury, 1893. 1 folders
The Whittier memorial services.
- (8). Unity. A weekly journal of religion: Whittier Memorial number : printed material, Chicago, 1892 Dec. 15. 1 folders
Annotated: "For Mr. Cartland."
- IV. Printed materials on Whittier
- (9). Amesbury Publishing Company. The Whittier calendar : printed material, Amesbury, Mass., 1906. 1 folders
- (10). Clancy, Charles W. In Whittier-land with illustrations of the life and works of our beloved poet : printed material, The Whittier Press, Amesbury, Mass., 1930. 1 folders
- (11). Clancy, Charles W. The Whittier-land calendar : printed material, The Whittier Press, Amesbury, Mass., 1933. 1 folders
- (12). Clippings concering Whittier, 1877-1907. 1 folders
- (13). Genealogies of the Whittier family, printed material, 1873-1882. 1 folders
- (14). Haverhill Whittier Club. Ephemera, 1892-1927 and undated. 1 folders
Includes: invitations, programs, and lists of members.
- (15). Whittier ephemera, 1885-1911 and undated. 3 folders
Includes the following printed items:
- The Brook, Whittier's birthplace, Haverhill, Mass. Picture postcard.
- Exercises for authors' days for school and evening exercises. Educational Publishing Company, Boston, 1888.
- Order of exercises commemorative of John Greenleaf Whittier's one hundredth birthday,
1907 Dec. 17, by the citizens of Amesbury, 2 copies.
- Proceedings at the presentation of a portrait of John Greenleaf Whittier to Friends'
School, Providence, R.I., 1884 Oct. 24. Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1885.
- Program [of the] Elizabeth H. Whittier Club, Amesbury, Mass., Season 1910-1911.
- The two Elizabeths by Augustine Jones. Reprinted from The American Friend, 1900 Nov. 8.
- Whittier Centenary. Congregational Church, Palo Alto, Calif., 1907 Dec. 17. Program.
- (16). Whittier Home Association of Amesbury. Invitations, 1908-1910. 1 folders
- (17). Whittier homes : printed material, undated. 1 folders
- Homes and haunts of Whittier, engravings by William Baxter Palmer Closson.
- Haunts of Whittier, illustrations by Louis K. Harlow. L. Prang & Company, Boston.