James Freeman Clarke family papers
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Extent2 linear feet (4 boxes)
James Freeman papers include his correspondence with Constant Freeman and others, sermons, papers relating to Kings Chapel in Boston, genealogies, and biographical sketches of James Freeman written by James Freeman Clarke.
William Hull papers contain his diaries and correspondence, letters to Henry Dearborn from various correspondents, and papers concerning Hull's trial and court martial. There are also writings about Hull by James Freeman Clarke and Maria Hull Campbell, as well as letters to Lillian Freeman Clarke from others.
Biographical / Historical
In 1839 Clarke married Anna Huidekoper, daughter of Harm Jan Huidekoper, businessman, lay theologian, and founder of Meadville Theological Seminary.
Rev. James Freeman (1759-1835) of Boston, Mass. was James Freeman Clarke's step-grandfather. James Freeman Clarke's grandfather, William Hull (1753-1825), was a general in the American Revolution and governor of the Michigan Territory. He was court martialled for failing to invade Canada in the War of 1812, but his Revolutionary War record prevented his execution. Henry Dearborn, a general in the War of 1812, presided over Hull's trial.
- I. MS Am 1569.4: Huidekoper family papers
- II. MS Am 1569.5: James Freeman papers
- ___A. Letters from James Freeman and other papers
- ___B. Letters to James Freeman and other papers
- ___C. Other Freeman family letters and papers
- III. MS Am 1569.6: William Hull papers
- ___A. Letters from William Hull
- ___B. Letters to William Hull
- ___C. Other letters
- ___D. Other papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. James Freeman Clarke family papers, 1777-1914: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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