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MS Am 2922

Guild family. Guild family and Eliot family papers, 1741-1847: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2922
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Guild family.
Title: Guild family and Eliot family papers,
Date(s): 1741-1847.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of the New England Guild family and Eliot family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-336. Gift of Samuel Eliot Morison; received: 1955 June 13.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Guild Family and Eliot Family Papers, 1741-1847 (MS Am 2922). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Most items in this collection were received housed in paper folders which included autograph manuscript notes by an unidentified member of the family. These folders have been marked with the appropriate item number listed below and were removed to the curatorial file. Many of the notes about and identifications of the letters were taken from these folders.

Biographical / Historical

Some of the individuals associated with this collection are:


Organized in the following three series:

Scope and Contents

The papers in this collection all concern family members related to historian Samuel Eliot Morison, the donor of the papers. Primarily includes letters sent by and to Elizabeth Quincy Guild (1757-1825) and her husband Benjamin Guild (1749-1792). Also contains letters to and from other Quincy family and Guild family members such as: Ann Marsh Quincy (1723-1805), Josiah Quincy (1710-1784), Benjamin Guild (1785-1858), Josiah Quincy Guild (1787-1861), Ebenezer Storer (1730-1807), the Storer family, the Cranch family, and others.
Contains a bound volume of letters sent to Samuel Atkins Eliot (1798-1862) from his sisters (Mary Harrison Eliot Dwight and Elizabeth Eliot Guild), his mother (Catharine Atkins Eliot), and 1 from George Bancroft.
Also includes autograph manuscript and manuscript transcript journal entries for Benjamin Guild (1749-1792); autograph manuscript diaries belonging to Benjamin Guild (1785-1858) from an 1806 trip to Maine; Elizabeth Quincy Guild's autograph manuscript 1790-1791 journal from Ireland and England; a composition written by Hannah Quincy (1736-1826); and a transcript in an unidentified hand concerning the deaths of Ebenezer Storer and other Storer family members.

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