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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1729.1

Cyrus Hamlin additional family correspondence


Correspondence of Congregational clergyman Cyrus Hamlin and of Hamlin's son-in-law, Congregational clergyman George Washburn, and their families.


  • 1850-1915

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Letters of Cyrus Hamlin and George Washburn to various correspondents. Letters address topics such as Robert College in Constantinople, religion, missionary life, personal finance, life at a college, health, travels through Boston, the Russian revolution, and Middlebury College. Letters also discuss an earthquake in Constantinople, the assassination of President McKinley, and post office difficulties in Constantinople. Also included in the collection is a fragment of a journal.

Biographical / Historical

Cyrus Hamlin was a Congregational clergyman and missionary to Turkey for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He was founder and president of Robert College, Constantinople (1860-1877). George Washburn was a Congregational clergyman, missionary to Turkey, professor, and president of Robert College (1878-1903). He was married to Henrietta Hamlin, daughter of Cyrus Hamlin.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Correspondence of Cyrus Hamlin and George Washburn
  2. II. Letters to Henrietta (Hamlin) Washburn

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-113. Gift of Mrs. Basil Hall, 1878 Main Road, Westport Point, Massachusetts; received: 1964 November.

Hamlin, Cyrus, 1811-1900. Cyrus Hamlin additional family correspondence, 1850-1915 (MS Am 1729.1): Guide.
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