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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2022

Phillips Brooks and Brooks family papers


Correspondence and other papers of Massachusetts clergyman Phillip Brooks and his family.


  • 1750-1917

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


6 linear feet (15 boxes)
Correspondence of Phillips Brooks and other members of the Brooks and Phillips families, together with notebooks, scrapbooks, college papers, sermons, diaries, genealogical notes, photographs, and printed material. Besides Phillips Brooks, the collection includes papers of his uncle Peter Chardon Brooks, his brothers Frederick Brooks and John Cotton Brooks, and others.

Biographical / Historical

Brooks was an Episcopal clergyman. He was rector of Trinity Church, Boston (1868-1893) and bishop of Massachusetts (1891-1893).


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Compositions
  3. III. Printed material

Physical Location

b, pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

82M-78. Gift of John Brooks Hawkins, 184 Allen Street, New Britain, Connecticut 06053; received: 1982.

Related Materials

See HOLLIS and OASIS for additional materials concerning Phillips Brooks.

Processing Information

Reformatted in 2015 by Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893. Phillips Brooks and Brooks family papers, 1750-1917: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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