Letters to James Lawrence, 1835-1855


Letters to James Lawrence, 1835-1855

Letters written to Boston, Mass. lawyer James Lawrence from friends and family, 1835-1855, include letters written by his father Abbott Lawrence, brothers Timothy Bigelow Lawrence and Abbott Lawrence, Jr.; sisters Katherine Bigelow Lawrence and Annie Bigelow Lawrence (Rotch); future brother-in-law Benjamin Smith Rotch; and friends and business associates Edward Hammond Clarke, Joseph Coolidge Shaw, and Nathaniel D. Hubbard, among others, on subjects ranging from family news, travels, business, and daily activities. The collection also includes essays and papers written by Lawrence as a student in the Harvard University Class of 1840, Lawrence's personal account book kept from 1837-1840, and several printed items.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7274049

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Rotch, Annie Bigelow Lawrence, 1820-1893.

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Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 2006

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The early 19th century was a time of student unrest at Harvard. Perhaps in reaction to the disturbances and protest of previous classes, Faculty Records vol. IX tell that President Kirkland announced early on in the Class of 1822's college years that no students were to have any meeting for the purpose of eating or drinking in college. Although the Class of 1822 is a serene one as compared with its generation, many of the students of the Class of 1822 received public admonishments as a result of...

Lawrence, James, 1821-1875

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Lawrence, Timothy Bigelow, -1869

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Clarke, Edward H. (Edward Hammond), 1820-1877

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Physician Joseph Carson taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Joseph Carson papers, 1810-1877, 1810-1877, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855

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Biographical note: Boston merchant; Abbott Lawrence was in partnership with his brother Amos, founded and developed the textile-manufacturing city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, represented his district in Congress (1834-1836, 1838-1840), and was U.S. minister to Great Britain (1849-1852). Richard Henry Wilde (1878-1847) was an American lawyer, scholar and poet. He was Attorney General of Georgia (1811) and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1815-1817, 1825, 1827-1835). From...

Shaw, Joseph Coolidge, 1821-1851

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Joseph Coolidge Shaw, SJ was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 22, 1821, to Robert G. Shaw, a Boston merchant, and his wife Elizabeth (Parkman) Shaw. Raised a Unitarian, he entered Harvard College in 1836 and studied languages, before graduating in the class of 1840. Following graduation, Shaw spent time furthering his education in Europe and, on a trip to Rome, met Frederick William Faber. Faber was part of the Oxford movement which sought to renew the Church of England through a revival...

Lawrence family.

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Hubbard, Nathaniel D.

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Rotch, Benjamin S. (Benjamin Smith), 1817-1882.

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Lawrence, Abbott, 1828-1893

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Lawrence, Katherine Bigelow, 1832-1895.

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