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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1928

Charles Franklin Dunbar autograph collection


Letters and documents collected by former Dean of the Harvard College Faculty and of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Charles Franklin Dunbar.


  • 1757-1865

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)
Autograph collection includes letters from Lydia Maria (Francis) Child, Henry Clay, Edward Everett, Horace Greeley, Andrew Jackson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Pierpont, and Daniel Webster among other literary and historical figures. There are manuscript deeds, promissory notes, indenture contracts, and other documents created in Massachusetts. Additionally, the collection includes autograph fragments and miscellaneous printed material, including pre-revolutionary specimens of paper money.

Biographical / Historical

Dunbar (Harvard, A.B., 1851) taught political economy at Harvard University and served as Dean of the Harvard College Faculty and of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters
  2. II. Documents

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*75M-106. Gift of the heirs of Charles F. Dunbar; received: 1937 February 20.
Dunbar, Charles Franklin, 1830-1900, collector. Charles Franklin Dunbar autograph collection: 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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