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MS Am 782

Folsom, Charles, 1794-1872. Charles Folsom papers, 1829-1855: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 782
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Folsom, Charles, 1794-1872.
Title: Charles Folsom papers,
Date(s): 1829-1855 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, Latin, and Greek.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript lectures and speeches, and other material, of Boston librarian, editor, and classical scholar Charles Folsom.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number; Gift of Charles H. Taylor; received: 1923 and 1925 July 11.

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:

Charles Folsom Papers, 1829-1855 (MS Am 782). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Additional papers of Charles Folsom are held by: Massachusetts Historical Society and the Boston Public Library.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Folsom (1794-1872), classical scholar, librarian, and editor, was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, the son of James Folsom and Sarah Gilman Folsom. He prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy and received an AB from Harvard College in 1813. He served as librarian of Harvard College from 1823-1826 and was also instructor in Italian. In 1824 he married Susanne Sarah McKean, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Joseph McKean. He engaged in a variety of work, including editor at the University Press, the running of a school for young women, serving as librarian of the Boston Athenaeum, and was an active member of the Overseers Visiting Committee of the Harvard College Library. Folsom was also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Massachusetts Historical Society, he served on the council of the American Antiquarian Society. Source: Kenneth E. Carpenter. "Folsom, Charles" American National Biography Online Feb, 2000.


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Scope and Contents

Includes: an autograph manuscript list of letters written by Folsom, primarily concerning the publishing of materials by the University Press 1840-1841; Folsom's autograph manuscript lectures and speeches, mostly delivered in Michigan and Illinois, 1841-1855; and miscellaneous notes, a galley proof, and an 1829 letter from Folsom to John Gorham Palfrey.

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