Papers, 1776-1879.


Papers, 1776-1879.

The collection contains a wide variety of items ranging from family correspondence to official documents. Also included are promissory notes and receipts (mainly of Thomas Plummer), copies of deeds, wills, lecture notes, and childhood school papers. There are a number of letters from Alexander Hamilton Rice (1818-1895), Alexander Hamilton Bullock (1816-1882), Peleg Whitman Chandler (1816-1889), Robert Charles Winthrop (1809-1894), Edward Everett (1794-1865), George Lunt (1803-1885), Dioclesian Lewis (1823-1886), and Rufus Choate (1799-1865), concerning the Whig Party, Boston Public Library, and Plummer's duties as Alderman. Also included is a folio volume containing newsclippings on a wide variety of subjects such as reports on the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston, satiric poetry and essays, obituaries, and news stories on events concerning Boston. Also included are printed programs and invitations and some handwritten poetry. An early letter of brother-in-law Henry Sawyer ( - ) contains a graphic description of the Battle of Plattsburgh, 1814.

1 folder (150 items).1 v. (200 p.) ; folio.


SNAC Resource ID: 6957734

Gadsden Public Library

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