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MS Am 1.60

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Charles Sumner compositions, 1827-1872: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1.60
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.
Title: Charles Sumner compositions
Date(s): 1827-1872
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, French, and Latin.
Abstract: Compositions by Charles Sumner, chiefly speeches and speaking notes, and including quotations copied by him from books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number; and 42M-565. Gift of the family of Edward L. Pierce; received: 1918 and at other dates.
Some items received in 1897 were recataloged from MS Am 1.50.

Processing Information:

Processed by: J. F. Coakley.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Sumner Compositions, 1827-1872 (MS Am 1.60). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Correspondence with Sumner is a separate collection, MS Am 1.
Further quotations copied by Sumner are in his commonplace book, MS Am 1.50.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a Republican senator from Massachusetts and a principal figure in the anti-slavery movement.


Arranged in approximate chronological order. Undated items are at the end.

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous compositions of Charles Sumner, including texts of speeches and speaking-notes, and other notes, chiefly quotations from his reading.

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