Papers, 1628-1911, bulk: 1820-1860.


Sears family. Papers, 1628-1911, bulk: 1820-1860.

Papers, 1628-1911, bulk: 1820-1860.

Papers of David Sears, Sr. including business papers relating to Maine and Back Bay, Boston lands, the construction of Christ Church in Brookline, Mass., and his longtime friendship and support of Daniel Webster and the Whig Party. Correspondents include Washington Allston, Nicholas Biddle, Nahum Capen, Edward Everett, Josiah Quincy, Leverett Saltonstall, Jared Sparks, Webster, and John C. Warren. The collection also includes the papers of David Sears, Jr., including a diary kept at Harvard (1839-40), letters received while traveling to Europe and the East Indies, miscellaneous genealogical notes and charts, and papers relating to Sears family charities and philanthropies.

10 boxes and 1 oversize box.

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