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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1622

George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection


Autograph collection of Massachusetts Republican Senator George Frisbie Hoar.


  • Creation: 1598-1945

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

A collection of letters, manuscripts, and documents chiefly of eighteenth and nineteenth century American and English literary and political figures. Approximately 175 persons are represented in the collection. Most of the papers were collected by Sen. George Frisbie Hoar. Includes some early documents, 1653-1769, of the Hoar family.

Biographical / Historical

George Frisbie Hoar (1826-1904) was a Republican Senator from Massachusetts (1877-1904).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*60M-106. Gift of Mrs. Frances Foster; received: 1961.

Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904, collector. George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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