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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

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Descriptive Summary

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
Date(s): 1834-1930
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

46M-358 Gift of Amasa C. Gould, 248 Newbury St., Boston, Mass.; received: 1946 November 1.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Cartland Family Collection of Photographs and Ephemera of John Greenleaf Whittier, 1834-1930 (MS Am 2637). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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.


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Scope and Contents

Includes pamphlets, calendars, cabinet photographs, genealogies, cartes-de-visite photographs, clippings, and other material. Also includes a Whittier 1834 autograph fragment of a poem.

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