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MS Am 3034

Foxcroft family. Foxcroft family papers, 1745-1842: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 3034
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Foxcroft family.
Title: Foxcroft family papers,
Date(s): 1745-1842 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscript notebooks and genealogy from the Foxcroft family of Massachusetts, especially of Rev. Samuel Foxcroft (1735?-1807; Harvard College AB 1754).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2001M-71. Gift of William Zachs; received: 2002 May 13.

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:

Foxcroft Family Papers, 1745-1842 (MS Am 3034). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Concerns the Foxcroft family of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, descended from Francis Foxcroft Sr. (1656-1727) and his wife Elizabeth Danforth Foxcroft (1665-1721). Samuel Foxcroft (1735?-1807) was the 10th child of Rev. Thomas Foxcroft (Harvard AB 1714) and Anna Coney Foxcroft of Boston. He was the first minister of the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester, Maine, having received his AB from Harvard College in 1754. Samuel married Lucy Ellery Foxcroft in 1770 and they had six children.


Arranged into the following series: Items have been left in order as established in original list. See curatorial file for original list.

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscript notebooks of Samuel Foxcroft ((1735?-1807; Harvard College AB 1754) including transcript extracts from newspapers, transcript extracts and notes on scripture, and sermons. Also with miscellaneous manuscript fragments, a manuscript Foxcroft family genealogy, and a 1745 letter from Elisabeth Foxcroft to her sister Martha Foxcroft.

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