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.
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.
Extent1 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:
- I. Correspondence of Cyrus Hamlin and George Washburn
- II. Letters to Henrietta (Hamlin) Washburn
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.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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