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Call No.: MS Am 924
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Abbot, John, 1759-1843.
Title: John Abbot letters to Samuel Griffin,
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph letters with typescript transcriptions.
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.)
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Manuscript letters
- II. Letter transcripts
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.