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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2059

Francis Whiting Hatch Noah Brooks collection


Collected materials of American journalist and author, Noah Brooks.


  • 1856-1950

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Materials include Brooks' diary, 2 autograph letters from Mary Todd Lincoln to Brooks, stock certificates, and Brooks' 1872 certificate of membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (San Francisco). Collection also includes letters by Charles Jarvis and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Biographical / Historical

Brooks was an American journalist and author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

91M-5. Gift of Mr. Francis Whiting Hatch, Jr., 11 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108; received: 1992 May 14.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Hatch, Francis Whiting, 1925-, collector. Francis Whiting Hatch Noah Brooks collection, 1856-1950: Guide.
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Repository Details

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