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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1904

George Washington Warren correspondence


Letters of the American politician George Washington Warren chiefly concerning the Bunker Hill Monument Association.


  • Creation: 1781-1910
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1846-1882

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains letters, 1850-1875, to Warren, chiefly concerning the Bunker Hill Monument Association; and letters of a personal or social nature to contemporary politicians.

Biographical / Historical

Warren, a lawyer, state legislator, and first mayor of Charlestown, Mass., was active in the Bunker Hill Monument Association, serving as president, 1847-1875.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to George Washington Warren
  2. II. Other letters

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*74M-38. Transferred from the Baker Library; received: 1974 Sept.

This collection formerly belonged to Frederic H. Viaux.

Warren, George Washington, 1813-1883. George Washington Warren correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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