Simon Greenleaf papers


Greenleaf, Simon. Simon Greenleaf Papers. 1792-1853.

Simon Greenleaf papers


Contains Greenleaf's professional andpersonal correspondence, notes for moot court, material relating toChrist Church, Cambridge and the Massachusetts Bible Society, andmiscellaneous legal materials. Papers concern temperance, Harvard LawSchool, and the colonization of Liberia. Correspondents includeJoseph Story, Lemuel Shaw, Charles Sumner, and WillardWitte.

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