Papers, 1809-1903.


Papers, 1809-1903.

Papers of Henry F. Jenks and family. Correspondence, business papers, a letterbook, and papers related to the Brattle Street Church, of Boston merchant Jeremiah Fitch. Papers of John H. Jenks, Boston publisher and bookseller, including correspondence, business papers, deeds, an account book relating to real estate in Boston, and a list of failed Boston businesses (1836-1840). Papers of Henry F. Jenks relating to his career as a Unitarian clergyman; his involvement with charitable, religious, and educational organizations; and the Brattle Street Church. (Cont.) Correspondents include Samuel G. Goodrich, Jacob Abbott, George Bancroft, Benjamin D. Emerson, Edward E. Hale, Henry W. Foote, Cyrus A. Bartol, William Everett, Edward A. Horton, Samuel K. Lothrop, Edward Everett, Charles Sumner, William B. Sprague, Barnas Sears, Robert B. Thomas, Andrew P. Peabody, and J.F. Moors.

2 boxes, 1 v., 1 folder, and 1 case.


SNAC Resource ID: 6946533

Massachusetts Historical Society

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