Manuscripts, 1657-1853.


Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861. Manuscripts, 1657-1853.

Manuscripts, 1657-1853.

Manuscripts collected by Charles Lowell regarding colonial New England, politics, and the Revolutionary War. In particular, the papers of politicians: Lowell's father John Lowell, Joshua Brackett, Joseph Whipple, William Whipple, and James Lovell. Topics discussed include relations of the colonies with England (1729); a plan of union for the colonies for their mutual defense and security; politics; and financial and other aspects of the Revolution, in particular New Hampshire's strained financial situation as a result of the war. Also, the Declaration of Independence, a state lottery in Pennsylvania to raise money for the cause, Shays's Rebellion, West Indian imports to the United States, and the U.S. court system. Correspondents include Thomas Dwight, Robert Traill, William Cushing, Theodore Sedgwick, Samuel Sewall, Jeremy Belknap, Robert Morris, Caleb Strong, and Jonathan Sewall.

1 narrow box and 1 oversize folder.

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Lowell, Charles, 1782-1861 (person)

Charles Lowell (1782-1861) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1800. After studying law for a year he decided to pursue a career in ministry, and he traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, where he studied for the ministry until 1805. He then returned to the United States, and in 1806 was ordained as minister and pastor at the West Church in Boston . He married Harriet Spence in 1806, and the couple had six children, two of whom - Robert Trail Spence and James Russe...

Whipple, William, 1730-1785 (person)

Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire, Brigadier General. From the description of ALS, 1776 March 17 : Philadelphia, to Doctor Joshua Bracket, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14123096 At this time, William Whipple was conducting a business through sea trade. From the description of List 1755 May 4. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866516 Statesman from N...

Brackett, Joshua. (person)

Dwight, Thomas, 1758-1819. (person)

De Coverly, Roger, Sir, 1728-1796 (person)

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Whipple, Joseph. (person)

Lovell, James, 1737-1814 (person)

Lovell was a member of the Continental Congress, serving here on the Committee of Foreign Affairs. From the description of ALS, 1780 July 24 : [s.l.], to unknown. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13755662 Delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts. From the description of James Lovell papers, 1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983144 James Lovell (1737-1814) received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1756 and his M....

Cushing, William, 1732-1810 (person)

Jurist. From the description of William Cushing correspondence, 1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 152569144 Cushing was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1777-1788), and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1789-1810). George Simpson was cashier of the Bank of the United States. From the description of Letters to George Simpson, 1798, 1805. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338688 ...

Lowell, John, 1743-1802 (person)

John Lowell (1743-1802) was a Massachusetts lawyer and judge who served in the Continental Congress (1782-1783). His son John Lowell (1769-1840) was a Massachusetts lawyer, agriculturist, philanthropist, and Federalist pamphlet writer. From the description of Papers, 1629-1894 (inclusive), 1764-1803 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366665 John Lowell (1743-1802) was born in Newbury, Massachusetts on June 17, 1743. He attended Harvard College, where he rec...

Strong, Caleb, 1745-1819 (person)

Strong was a native of Northampton, Mass. He served as governor of Massachusetts (1800-1807 and 1812-1816). Strong assisted in writing the Constitution of Massachusetts and was a member of the U. S. Constitutional Convention, 1787. From the description of [Letters, 1787-1812] / Caleb Strong. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 437427465 Justice of the peace, state legislator, delegate to Continental Congress, U.S. senator from Massachusetts (1789-1796), and governor of Mass...

Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798 (person)

Jeremy Belknap was born in Boston on June 4, 1744. He received an AB from Harvard in 1762 and an AM in 1765. He became the minister of the First Congregational Church of Dover, New Hampshire in 1767, and later served as the minister of the Church in Long Lane, Boston. As a historian, Belknap published the History of New Hampshire and American Biography. His work on American Biography encouraged an interest in Harvard's history, and he explained in a letter two months before his de...

Sedgwick, Theodore, 1746-1813 (person)

Delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. senator and representative from Massachusetts, and jurist. From the description of Theodore Sedgwick correspondence, 1791 January 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980427 American jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stockbridge, to Peter Van Schaack, 1792 Oct. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663748 ...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806 (person)

Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day. From the description of Robert Morris letter, to Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1783 November 26. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat reco...

Traill, Robert R. (person)

Sewall, Samuel, 1757-1814 (person)

Sewall was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1783, 1788-1796), the U.S. House of Representatives (1796-1800), a judge on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1801-1813) and as chief justice (1813-1814). From the description of Request for a new trial, 1806. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235151968 Epithet: Chief Justice of Massachusetts Province British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description...