Papers, 1771-1902.

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Ashley family. Papers, 1771-1902.

Papers, 1771-1902.

Papers of the interrelated Ashley and Bates families contain Polley Ashley's writing book (1785); commissions for the Mass. Militia and as justices of the peace to William Ashley and John Ashley, Jr.; and other misc. family papers. Also included are autograph letters to Hon. William G. Bates of Westfield, Mass. Correspondents include Lemuel Shaw, John G. Whittier, Horace Mann, Edward Everett, Rufus Choate, and Peleg W. Chandler.

1 oversize box and 1 narrow box of photocopies.

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Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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Edward Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849. Everett was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard with highest honors in 1811, completing an M.A. in Divinity in 1814. After a brief stint as a minister, Harvard offered him the newly created position of Professor of Greek; brilliant but untrained, Everett went to Go╠łttingen to prepare for...

Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

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John Greenleaf Whittier was a wildly popular New England poet. A deeply committed and active abolitionist, he wrote many of his poems with a political agenda, although distinguished by an open-minded tolerance so often lacking in his fellow abolitionists. Although his works are somewhat marred by overtly political and overly sentimental works, the core of his output stands as fine, lyrical American verse. From the description of John Greenleaf Whittier letters, 1858 and 1876. (Pennsy...

Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859

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Choate practiced law Essex County, Mass. (1822-1834) and Boston (1834-1850) and served in the United States Senate (1841-1845). From the description of Papers, 1829-1869. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337959 Choate was an American lawyer and politician, U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1841-1845. From the description of Rufus Choate letter : to Joseph B. Boyer, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937076 ...

Chandler, Peleg W. (Peleg Whitman), 1816-1889

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Boston lawyer and politican. From the description of Letters received, 1866-1874. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 39273758 Lawyer, Journalist, and legislator, of Massachusetts; Boston city solicitor (1846-1853); served in Massachusetts House of Representatives (1844-1846, 1862-1863); and on Governor's Council (1850); b. in New Gloucester, Me. From the description of Correspondence, 1845-1880. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 5...

Bates, William G. (William Gelston), 1803-1880

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Ashley family.

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Mann, Horace, 1796-1859

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Horace Mann was an educator and a statesman who greatly advanced the cause of universal, free, non-sectarian public schools. Mann also advocated temperance, abolition, hospitals for the mentally ill, and women's rights. From the description of Horace Mann Letter, 1858. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 213372958 Horace Mann, "Father of our Public Schools," was born in Franklin, Massachusetts on May 4, 1796. His family was poor and his father di...

Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861

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Chief justice of Massachusetts, 1830-1860. His daughter Elizabeth married the author Herman Melville. From the description of ALS : Boston, to Joseph B. Felt, 1834 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475395 Shaw was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1830-1860). Webster and Parkman were on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at the time of Parkman's murder. From the description of Sentence of John W. Webster...

Ashley, William L.

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Epithet: of Add MS 36595 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001187.0x0000fd ...

Ashley, John, Jr.

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Merchant, and owner of general store in Granby, Conn.; resident of Sheffield, Mass. Several members of his family married into the Granby Hillyer family and were involved in stores in both towns. From the description of Invoices, [ca. 1795]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973116 ...

Ashley, Polley.

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