Horace Mann papers III, 1709-1905; bulk: 1829-1904.


Horace Mann papers III, 1709-1905; bulk: 1829-1904.

Letters written and received by lawyer, Massachusetts and U.S. legislator, abolitionist, educator, and president of Antioch College Horace Mann, his wife reformer Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, and sister-in-law writer and educator Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, 1829-1904. Letters pertain to family matters, politics, education, religion, and Mary's writings. Correspondents include Edward Everett, Charles Francis Adams, Charles Sumner, Samuel Downer, and Henry James, among many others. Papers also include deeds for land in Wrentham, Mass., 1709-14, wills of Thomas Mann, 1739-57, a journal kept by Horace Mann's son Horace Mann (1844-1868) on a trip to San Francisco, California in 1864, and essays written by Horace Mann, 1816-17.

1 narrow box and 1 oversize box.


SNAC Resource ID: 7763082

Massachusetts Historical Society

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