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MS Am 2778

Hunnewell, James Frothingham, 1832-1910. James Frothingham Hunnewell juvenilia and other papers, 1830-1840: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2778
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hunnewell, James Frothingham, 1832-1910.
Title: James Frothingham Hunnewell juvenilia and other papers,
Date(s): 1830-1840.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Primarily juvenilia of American collector and antiquarian, James Frothingham Hunnewell. Also a business notebook probably kept by his father, James Hunnewell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. No accession number. Found with: MS Storage 281. Collection materials assembled by Carolyn Jakeman.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Frothingham Hunnewell Juvenilia and Other Papers, 1830-1840 (MS Am 2778). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

James Frothingham Hunnewell (1832-1910) was the son of Captain James Hunnewell (1794-1869) and Susan Lamson Hunnewell of Charlestown, Massachusetts. His father was the founder of C. Brewer & Co., an international trading business. Hunnewell was a member of his father's business but also was a major New England antiquarian and collector of rare books.


Arranged alphabetically by author, then by title.

Scope and Contents

Juvenilia created by James Frothingham Hunnewell while 6 and 7 years of age. Consists of drawings, maps, stories, copies of alphabet letters, a copybook, a spelling book, and many picture and story books with text and drawings. Also includes: a letter to his father, wax seals, a clipping of a poem, and a business notebook from 1830 possibly kept by his father, James Hunnewell (1794-1864), recording trade goods in Hawaii?

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