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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 322

Daniel Webster papers


Letters from American statesman and lawyer Daniel Webster to Franklin Haven, president of the Merchant's National Bank of Boston, concerning personal financial matters and political affairs.


  • 1837-1858

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 (3 boxes)
The bulk of the collection is the 258 letters from Webster to Franklin Haven, president of the Merchant's National Bank of Boston. These concern personal financial matters as well as political affairs and appointments. Also contains correspondence of Haven and others, some of it concerning Webster's candidacy for president in 1852; and a few legal documents pertaining to Webster's estate.

Biographical / Historical

Webster was an American statesman and lawyer.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ellen Haven Ross; received: 1938.
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Daniel Webster papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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