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MS Am 924

Abbot, John, 1759-1843. John Abbot letters to Samuel Griffin, 1790-1793: 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 924
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Abbot, John, 1759-1843.
Title: John Abbot letters to Samuel Griffin,
Date(s): 1790-1793.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph letters with typescript transcriptions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of T. D. Griffin; received: 1923 January 16.
No accession number. Gift of Mrs. William C. Cheney; received: 1925 July 11.
Additional materials in curatorial file.

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Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Abbot Letters to Samuel Griffin, 1790-1793 (MS Am 924). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Abbot (1759-1843, Harvard A.B. 1784) was a tutor at Harvard from 1787-1792. After his time at Harvard, Abbot went on to serve as a professor, librarian, overseer, and treasurer at Bowdoin College. (General catalog of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine, 1794-1912, Bowdoin College, 1912.)


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Scope and Contents

Collection includes manuscript letters from Abbot to former Harvard classmate Samuel Griffin. Also includes transcripts of several letters. Topics include personal matters and activities at Harvard and the Cambridge, Massachusetts area.

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