Letters received, 1850-1892.


Greenough, William Whitwell, 1819-1899. Letters received, 1850-1892.

Letters received, 1850-1892.

Many of the letters relate to his activities on behalf of the Boston Public Library. Included are letters of prominent Massachusetts merchants, politicians and writers. Some earlier family papers are included.

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Bowditch, N. I. (Nathaniel Ingersoll), 1805-1861

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Sullivan, Richard.

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