Papers, 1682-1966.


Papers, 1682-1966.

Papers of the Wigglesworth, Sargent, Dixwell, Bowditch, Norton, Goddard, Andrews, and Hunt families, including correspondence, deeds (mostly to lands in Boston), wills, inventories, poetry, school papers and books, sketches, much genealogical material, diaries, account books, and other bound volumes, scrapbooks, and photographs. Includes papers of regicide John Dixwell, Epes Sargent, lawyer and educator Epes S. Dixwell, China trade merchants John J. and George B. Dixwell, India trade merchant Thomas Wigglesworth, Frederick Dabney of the Azores, Rev. John Norton of Hingham, abolitionists Henrietta and Catherine Sargent, George Wigglesworth, Harvard professors Stephen Sewall, Edward Wigglesworth, and his son Edward Wigglesworth. (Cont.) Also includes a scrapbook about and some letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes; letters (1876) concerning the shipwreck of the Agrigento off Greece; a letter of and much material about Nathaniel Bowditch. Also letters from Charles Eliot, Benjamin Lincoln, Joseph Lovering, Charles E. Norton, Josiah Quincy, and George Washington, among others.

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Hunt family. (family)

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Sargent family. (family)

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American writer on navigation. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Salem, to an unidentified recipient, 1810 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910812 From the description of Letter signed : Boston, to William Vaughan in London, 1837 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910815 Astronomer, mathematician, and insurance executive. From the description of Nathaniel Bowditch correspondence, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 794511...

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810 (person)

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Sargent, Henrietta, 1785-1871. (person)

Dixwell, John, approximately 1607-1688 or 1689 (person)

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Dabney, Frederick, d. 1857. (person)

Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864 (person)

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Sewall, Stephen, 1734-1804 (person)

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Wigglesworth family. (family)

Lovering, Joseph, 1813-1892 (person)

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