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MS Am 882.5

Eliot, Andrew, 1718-1778. Andrew Eliot letters, 1767-1776: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 882.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Eliot, Andrew, 1718-1778.
Title: Andrew Eliot letters,
Date(s): 1767-1776 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscript letters and drafts of letters from Bostonian Andrew Eliot during Revolutionary war period.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Mary Lincoln Eliot; received: 1922 March 5.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Andrew Eliot Letters, 1767-1776 (MS Am 882.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

For transcripts of other letters and replies, see Houghton Library MS Am 882.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Eliot (1718-1778) was born on December 21, 1718 to Andrew and Ruth Eliot. He received his Harvard AB in 1737 and Harvard AM in 1740. Eliot married Elizabeth Langdon in October 1742 and they had several children. Eliot was ordained at the New North Church in Boston in April 1742. He served Harvard as a member of the Board of Overseers in 1758 and the Corporation in 1765. Eliot remained in Boston during the British siege, April 19, 1775- March 17, 1776, and upheld the Congregational Church in opposition to the Church of England. He was a strong supporter of American independence. Eliot's son John Eliot (1754-1813; Harvard AB 1772) became pastor at the New North Church following his father's death.


Arranged as bound in volume into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection includes autograph manuscript letters, most signed, and some letter drafts.
Recipients include: Eliot's son John Eliot, Thomas Hollis, Thomas Brand Hollis, John Hancock, Reverend Samuel Chandler, Archdeacon Francis Blackburne, and William Harris. Topics include: British siege of Boston, British rule, Church of England, Harvard College, general religion, reading material, and other personal matters.

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