Correspondence, 1808-1913 [microform].


Correspondence, 1808-1913 [microform].

Consists chiefly of letters written by John Gorham Palfrey and by Charles Francis Adams. Letters written by John Gorham Palfrey include several to Ralph Waldo Emerson, concerning personal matters but with some references to Emerson's lectures, and some to various Palfrey family members concerning family matters and personal finances. Letters by Charles Francis Adams are addressed to John Gorham Palfrey and Sarah Hammond Palfrey, mostly regarding personal matters. One letter to Sarah explains his increasing indifference to poetry. Many letters are photocopies.

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