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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1921

Letters sent to Robert Carter from various correspondents


Letters to the American writer Robert Carter chiefly relating to editorial, literary, and social concerns.


  • Creation: 1852-1882

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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.3 linear feet (1 box)

Letters to Robert Carter chiefly relating to editorial, literary, and social concerns. Correspondents include Richard Watson Gilder, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Charles Sumner. Also includes a photograph of Benjamin Disraeli, the first earl of Beaconsfield.

Biographical / Historical

Carter was an editor and author and an active figure in the Free Soil and Republican parties in Massachusetts in the 1850's.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

*75M-64. Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Swift, 138 Hallet Street, Yarmouthport, Massachusetts 02675; received: 1976 March.

Carter, Robert, 1819-1879, recipient. Letters sent to Robert Carter from various correspondents: Guide.
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