Correspondence, 1811-1834.


Correspondence, 1811-1834.

Family correspondence of Mary T. Peabody and others, 1833-34, while she was governess for the children of Rev. William Ellery Channing, including letters to her mother regarding Channing and his family. Letters contain references to cholera in New England, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Orville Dewey. Collection also includes miscellaneous receipts of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Channing, 1811-24.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7387511

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Channing (Family : Channing, William Ellery, 1727-1820) (family)

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 (person)

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Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842 (person)

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Dewey, Orville, 1794-1882 (person)

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Channing, Walter, 1786-1876 (person)

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Peabody, Mary T., 1806-1887. (person)