Christopher P. Cranch papers, 1782-1928.

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Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892. Christopher P. Cranch papers, 1782-1928.

Christopher P. Cranch papers, 1782-1928.

Papers of Unitarian minister and Transcendentalist, Christopher Pearse Cranch of Cambridge, Mass., 1828-92 include original letters, typescripts and extracts of letters and diaries gathered by Cranch's daughter, Leonora Cranch Scott, in preparation for her 1917 book, The Life and Letters of Christopher Pearse Cranch. Cranch's letters describe his activities at the Harvard Divinity School, his interest in the Transcendentalist movement, friendship with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his involvement in the Brook Farm community at West Roxbury, Mass. Includes letters to his family and wife Elizabeth de Windt, 1846-63 describing his trip to Europe as a painter; and letters to friends, among them Mrs. George L. Stearns, John S. Dwight, and George William Curtis, describing his musical, literary, and artistic pursuits. In addition to correspondence, the collection includes essays, poetry, and translations; a collection of loose ink sketches and a sketchbook, 1875-76; and a commonplace book, 1872-79. Other correspondents include George W. Curtis, John S. Dwight, Ralph W. Emerson, James R. Lowell, George Ripley, and William W. Story. Collection also includes papers of Christopher's father and grandfather William and Richard Cranch as well as other members of the Cranch family, 1782-1828. The papers of Richard Cranch include correspondence with his wife, Mary Smith Cranch; correspondence between Richard and in-laws Abigail and John Adams; and correspondence with nephew Christopher Cranch, and cousins Robert Garland and Joseph Cranch. William Cranch's papers include correspondence, primarily with his family and father Richard written while a student at Harvard College, 1784-87, while studying law at Haverhill, Mass., 1789-94, and while an agent with the Washington, D.C. real estate firm of Morris, Nicholson, and Greenleaf. Also included is an annotated almanac for 1797 noting church interests and accounts. Collection also includes letters from Abigail Adams, daughter of John and Abigail, to her cousin Eliza Cranch, 1784-91; and research and publication notes of Leonora Cranch Scott for the publication of her book.

5 boxes and 1 oversize box.

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