Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1815-1940 (inclusive).

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Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, 1836-1903. Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1815-1940 (inclusive).

Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1815-1940 (inclusive).

Family correspondence (1815-1925) and general correspondence. Writings and poetry, Free Religious Association. Genealogical material. Clippings, notes, notebooks, photographs.

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