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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss: 766 1869-1870 A126

George Jacob Abbot letter book

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a letterbook, Nov. 1869-1870, containing copies of outgoing letters kept by Abbot while he was American Consul at Sheffield, England.


  • 1869-1870

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


.75 linear feet (1 volumes)

Historical Note

George Jacob Abbot was a teacher and State Department official (A.B. Harvard, 1835). He taught school in Washington, D.C., 1837-1850; headed the Consular Bureau, State Department, 1852-1864; was the American Consul at Sheffield, England, 1864-1870; and taught at Meadville Theological School, 1871-1876.

Physical Location



Gift of Richard Appel,1960, from the estate of Mrs. Edgar Nichols, who was Julia Abbot.
Abbot, George Jacob. George Jacob Abbot Letter Book, 1869-1870: Finding Aid
Baker Library

Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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