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MS Am 3005

Collection of miscellaneous American manuscripts, 1747-1884: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, f, MS
Call No.: MS Am 3005
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Collection of miscellaneous American manuscripts,
Date(s): 1747-1884.
Quantity: 1 collection (4.5 linear feet (6 boxes, 37 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of manuscripts, primarily created in New England, including a series of instructional materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2004M-45. Transferred from the New England Deposit Library; received: 2004 September 29, November 10.
2004M-57. Transferred from the New England Deposit Library; received: 2004 September 29.
The acquisition information listed with each item below, pertains to how the Harvard College Library first acquired the volume.

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:

Collection of Miscellaneous American Manuscripts, 1764-1884 (MS Am 3005). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

The manuscript volumes that were in the German language and were formerly part of this collection (2004M-45) have been removed and have been cataloged as MS Ger 319. The Italian language materials have been cataloged as MS Ital 200.
For similar manuscripts transferred from the NEDL that are as yet uncataloged as of February 2015. see: 2004M-52 - 2004M-56, 2004M-59, 2004M-64, and 2004M-78.

Biographical / Historical

These volumes were transferred to Houghton Library from the New England Deposit Library (NEDL) at the time that NEDL was being closed. The volumes all were owned by the Harvard College Library and were classed in the call-number range of "XT 7" or "Educ".

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Most of the items in this collection were created in New England, though there are a few from Michigan, New York, New Jersey and other locations. Series I includes: account books; cashbooks; commonplace book; composition books; copy books; daybooks; diaries; essays; grade book; lecture notes; notes; printed fliers and reports; receipts; records; and other items. Series II includes materials created as copies of textbooks (copybooks) or notes, and all are of a numerical nature. Subjects include: surveying, arithmetic, geometry, and navigation.

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