Personal and family papers, 1817-1913.

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Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844. Personal and family papers, 1817-1913.

Personal and family papers, 1817-1913.

Papers and correspondence relating to Charles Bulfinch primarily discuss the completion of the U.S. Capitol building and Bulfinch's role as the Architect of Public Buildings from 1817-1829. Letters from William Lee, Samuel Lane, Harrison Gray Otis, Jean J. Elgar, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, President James Monroe, and William Ward discuss the possibility of Bulfinch's position. A second group of letters (1830-1835, 1843-1868), received by Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch includes: several letters from his brother, Thomas regarding visits, Stephen's ministry, vacation plans, and recent reading. Several letters from an aunt, Harriet Vaughan, Reverend E.A. Bartol regarding a manuscript, Ezra Stiles Gannett, William Ellery Channing soliciting advice on winter residences, Rev. Orville Dewey and Harriet Martineau on advice about Augusta, Georgia. A third group of letters (1855-1869), received by Thomas Bulfinch all pertain to his books, either thanking him for copies or complimenting him on the volumes. Correspondents include: Cornelius Conway Felton, John Gorham Palfrey, Jacob Abbot, Andrew Preston Peabody, William Hickling Prescott and Hannah Lamb. The collection also includes: a manuscript by Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge (1796-1876), Thomas Jefferson's granddaughter, reminiscing about Monticello, Jefferson's personal traits, his ability to entertain and his death. Other materials include: lyrics to 'O little town of Bethlehem' (Phillips Brooks), and a family scrapbook which contains clippings, obituaries, and poetry written by Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch.

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Lamb, Hannah.

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Bulfinch, S. G. (Stephen Greenleaf), 1809-1870

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Unitarian minister; son of architect Charles Bulfinch and Hannah (Apthorp) Bulfinch. From the description of Commonplace book, ca.1827-1870. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122529333 Unitarian clergyman and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Rev. Dr. [Andrew Preston] Peabody, 1866 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 751998902 ...

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Bishop of Sodor and Man. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Bishop's Court, Isle of Mann," to Lord Teignmouth, 1828 Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872445 ...

Peabody, Andrew P. (Andrew Preston), 1811-1893

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Lane, Samuel, -1822

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Bartol, E. A.

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Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848

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Vaughan, Harriet

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Bulfinch family.

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Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859

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Abbott, Harriet.

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