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MS Am 977

Mayhew family. Mayhew family papers, 1731-1790: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f [Shelved with bMS Am 829 and bMS Am 976]
Call No.: MS Am 977
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mayhew family.
Title: Mayhew family papers,
Date(s): 1731-1790 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume in 1 folder)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts, written in several hands, concerning the Mayhew family of Martha's Vineyard.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Charles Henry Taylor; received: 1930 May 6.

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:

Mayhew Family Papers, 1731-1790 (MS Am 977). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Papers concern these members of the Mayhew family:


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts relating to the Mayhew family of Martha's Vineyard, written in several hands: a 1731 will of Ebenezer Allen (from Chilmark, Massachusetts), with a 1733 statement of probate; a 1741 land grant deed giving Experience Mayhew acres in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, with an undated note in the hand of Jonathan Mayhew; a discourse and a prayer in the hand of Jonathan Mayhew, unsigned and undated; 2 letters from Harrison Gray, Royal collector of the Province of Massachusetts Bay to Miss Elizabeth Mayhew, 1783 and 1790; and other material. Also includes a 1930 letter from the donor, Charles Henry Taylor to Alfred C. Potter of the Harvard College Library.

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