Papers II, 1732-1909.


Channing family. Papers II, 1732-1909.

Papers II, 1732-1909.

Papers, primarily letters, of various members of the Channing family, including William (1751-1793), Henry, Walter (1757-1827), a few letters of William Ellery Channing, and letters from Barbara H. Channing to her family from Italy in 1853-54 and to her nephews Edward, whom she raised, and Eugene. Specific items include letters from William Ellery to his son-in-law William Channing regarding the former's activities as a member of the Continental Congress, including discussions of foreign trade and requests for money; letters to William regarding his law practice in Newport, including a letter from Alexander Hamilton as Secretary of the Treasury asking for information on Channing's reply; and correspondence between Lucy Ellery Channing and her father William Ellery to Treasury Secretaries Hamilton and Oliver Wolcott trying to acquire the wages due Channing after his death. (Cont'd) Papers of Dr. Walter Channing (1786-1876) include correspondence with his brothers George G. and Edward T., his son-in-law Thomas Wentworth Higginson; a few letters referring to his medical practice and a few doctor's bills; and letters to him from Washington Allston (1828) and Richard Henry Dana, Sr. (n.d., 1868). The collection also includes 1 folder of genealogical and biographical information.

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