Papers, 1818-1880.


Papers, 1818-1880.

A small collection of letters written to Susan P. Warren, wife of Boston physician John C. Warren, and to her daughter and son-in-law Mary C. Warren and Thomas Dwight. The letters to Susan include one volume of letters, mostly invitations, to her and her husband while in Europe between 1837-39; one volume of autograph letters; and one small volume of family letters. Correspondents include Catharine M. Sedgwick, Louis Agassiz, Harrison G. Otis, Washington Allston, Elizabeth P. Peabody, Epes S. Dixwell, Sir Astley Cooper, John B. Fitzpatrick, and Oliver W. Holmes. The collection also contains Mary C. Warren's commonplace-book for 1837-38 containing mostly dried flowers with a few poems.

4 v. in one box.


SNAC Resource ID: 7142440

Massachusetts Historical Society

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