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Call No.: MS Am 1.67
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Documents relating to Charles Sumner,
Quantity: 1 collection (.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Chiefly in English, with some items in French, Italian, and Spanish.
Abstract: Letters and other documents relating to Charles Sumner, largely from Sumner's own archive of correspondence, but excluding original letters to and from him.
See MS Am 1 for the main collection of Sumner's correspondence.A small number of compositions of Sumner (not letters) have been removed to MS Am 1.60 (Miscellaneous compositions of Charles Sumner).
Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a Republican senator from Massachusetts and a principal figure in the anti-slavery movement.
Arranged in the following series:
Items dated in square brackets are datable by their chronological place in the original albums.
- I. Correspondence
- II. Other manuscript documents
- III. Printed documents.
This collection consists of documents that Charles Sumner filed with his own correspondence, including memorabilia of his European trips, letters of introduction carried by him, letters from other Sumner family members and friends. Correspondents include: Charles Francis Adams, Louis Agassiz, Nathaniel Bowditch, Lord Brougham and Vaux, Salmon P. Chase, Gustave Paul Cluseret, Caleb Cushing, Richard Henry Dana, Edward Everett, C. C. Felton, J. C. Fremont, S. G. Howe, Reverdy Johnson, Theodore Parker, George Palmer Putnam, George Sand, and Joseph Story. Authors of compositions include George Earl of Carlisle and John Greenleaf Whittier.