George E. Ellis writings, 1843-1893.


George E. Ellis writings, 1843-1893.

Correspondence and writings of historian and minister George E. Ellis, 1843-93. Includes letters from minister and Congressman Charles Wentworth Upham, 1843-74, manuscript copy of an address given by Ellis at Upham's funeral, 1875, and letters from Upham's children following their father's death, 1877. Also includes letters sent and received by Phillips Brooks, George Silsbee Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Oliver Wendell Holmes and others regarding Ellis's essay about Civil War surgeon Luther Vose Bell, 1862-63, his publication entitled, "The Red Man and the White Man," 1882-83, a history of Plymouth, Mass., 1893, memorials of John Harvard and Samuel Sewall, 1884-85, and research for an essay on libraries and museums.

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Massachusetts Historical Society

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