Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884

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Eliza Susan Quincy (1798-1884) was the daughter of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864), congressman, Massachusetts state senator, and president of Harvard University. Her great-grandfather was Colonel Josiah Quincy (1710-1784). His fortune was increased when the merchant vessel Bethell, of which he was part owner, captured a Spanish treasure ship. In 1770, he built a large house in that part of Braintree, Massachusetts, which later became Quincy. Eliza Susan and her sisters Abigail Phillips (1803-1893) and Mary Sophia (1805-1886) inherited the house. They had two other sisters (Margaret Morton and Anna Cabot Lowell) and three brothers (Josiah, Edmund, and John Morton) as well. Eliza Susan was also a talented amateur artist. The Quincy House is now owned by Historic New England.

From the description of Memorandums relative to pictures, china, & furniture, &c, &c, &c [photocopy], 1879. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 463296627

Eliza Quincy, daughter of Harvard President Josiah Quincy, created the engravings for illustrations for her father's book The History of Harvard University.

From the description of Proof prints of engravings for The History of Harvard University, 1840. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 181641413

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creatorOf Dummer, Jeremiah, 1681-1739. Diary : manuscript, 1709-1711. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Cobb, Samuel C. (Samuel Crocker), 1826-1891. Letters, 1874-1876. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers, 1845-1900 (inclusive), 1853-1886 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Thomas Codman Brook Farm collection, 1840-1901. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Quincy family. Quincy family papers, 1639-1930. Library of Congress
referencedIn C. S. (Charles Stearns) Wheeler papers, 1757-1866. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884. Autograph letter signed E.S. Quincy to:"Mr.Drake" December 3, [18]72. Wellesley College
creatorOf Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884. Memorandums relative to pictures, china, & furniture, &c, &c, &c [photocopy], 1879. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884. Notices of the visit of Lafayette to the United States ..., 1824-1876. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1872. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Howe, Frances Huntington Quincy, 1870-1933. Quincy-Howe papers, 1797-1944. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Quincy, Eliza Susan Morton, 1773-1850. Manuscript diary copied by her daughters from scraps of paper on which Mrs. Quincy, wife of Josiah : had recorded her reminiscences of life in New York city and with prominent families throughout New England, plus numerous letters, portraits, newspaper clippings, and scraps of paper laid in, to and from other members of the family as well. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Autograph File, Q, 1728-1990. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884. Letter to Mrs. Ellis, Jan. 24, 1873 / Eliza Susan Quincy. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884. Proof prints of engravings for The History of Harvard University, 1840. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884. Letter, 1864 Aug. 1, Quincy, to Rebecca Amory Lowell. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Papers, 1786-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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associatedWith Adams, John, 1735-1826. person
associatedWith Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848. person
associatedWith Allston, Washington, 1779-1843. person
correspondedWith Baldwin, Loammi, 1740-1807 person
correspondedWith Cobb, Samuel C. (Samuel Crocker), 1826-1891. person
correspondedWith Codman, John Thomas. person
associatedWith Drake, Mr. person
associatedWith Dummer, Jeremiah, 1681-1739. person
correspondedWith Force, M. F. (Manning Ferguson), 1824-1899 person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
correspondedWith HUGH CABOT FAMILY family
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
correspondedWith Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909 person
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith Lowell, Rebecca Amory, 1794-1873. person
correspondedWith Norton family, recipient. family
associatedWith Quincy, Eliza Susan Morton, 1773-1850. person
associatedWith Quincy family. family
associatedWith Quincy family. family
associatedWith Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wheeler, C. S. (Charles Stearns), 1816-1843 person
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Birth 1798

Death 1884

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