Brooks-Keyes family papers, 1761-1908.

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Brooks-Keyes family papers, 1761-1908

Brooks-Keyes family papers, 1761-1908.

1761-1908

Papers of the related Brooks and Keyes families, including correspondence and other papers of Mass. Gov. John Brooks, 1786-1825; letters to Edward L. Keyes, the husband of John Brooks' granddaughter Lucy, 1845-1853; and two volumes kept by Keyes' daughter, Caroline Florence (Keyes) Mudge. John Brooks correspondence includes letters from Gov. James Bowdoin and John J. Spooner about an expedition to "apprehend certain characters" in Shrewsbury, Mass. during Shays' Rebellion; resolutions regarding the death of his son John Brooks (d. 1813) at the Battle of Lake Erie; and letters from Brooks to John Quincy Adams and Alexander S. Brooks on political matters. Other correspondents include William Hull, John Brooks (d. 1813), Levi Lincoln, Peter Chardon Brooks, and Edward Livingston. The collection also contains John Brooks' commission as Massachusetts marshal signed by George Washington and Timothy Pickering, 7 Nov. 1795; various appointments of John Brooks signed by Henry Knox, James Bowdoin, Caleb Strong, and William Eustis; and other Brooks family documents, 1761-1832. Keyes family papers include letters to Edward L. Keyes from Anson Burlingame, 1853, and one from Wendell Phillips to Caroline Florence Keyes (later Mudge), 1 June 1861. The autograph book of Caroline (Keyes) Mudge, 1861-1869, includes autographs of Charles Sumner, Wendell Phillips, Henry Wilson, James Monroe, Rufus King, Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, Caleb Strong, DeWitt Clinton, and many others. The scrapbook of Caroline (Keyes) Mudge, ca. 1850-1908, contains newspaper clippings related to Gov. John Brooks and a large number of clippings of poetry by various authors. Part of the scrapbook consists of a log of the U.S. ship Independence at Montevideo and Rio de Janeiro, 1838-1840, as well as miscellaneous Brooks and Keyes family accounts, 1848-1855.

1 narrow box, 1 cased vol., and 1 oversize box.

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