Loammi Baldwin papers
Papers of soldier, civil engineer, and state legislator Loammi Baldwin focusing on his service in the Revolutionary War.
- Baldwin, Loammi (Person)
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.
Extent2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
The focus of this collection is on Loammi Baldwin's military service during the Revolutionary War, his activities with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his friendship with Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. Contains correspondence (including 52 letters to his wife Mary Fowle Baldwin, many written while with the Continental Army in New York and New Jersey); army account books; a journal, 1768-1775; documents relating to the fortification of Boston harbor; and business papers of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (particularly concerning the printing and sale of a volume of Transactions of the Academy). Other documents include a minute book, 1778-1789, of the Constitutional Society, Woburn, Massachusetts and papers of Committees of Correspondence in several Massachusetts towns. Also includes correspondence of two of Baldwin's sons, James Fowle Baldwin and George Rumford Baldwin, relating principally to Count Rumford and to his daughter Sarah Rumford, together with business papers, 1795-1850, of Sarah Rumford.
Biographical / Historical
Baldwin was a soldier in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, a civil engineer, and a state legislator from Woburn, Massachusetts
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Letters to Loammi Baldwin
- II. Letters from Loammi Baldwin
- III. Other letters
- IV. Manuscripts
Immediate Source of Acquisition
67M-157. Gift of the descendants of Loammi Baldwin; received: 1932.
Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.
- Baldwin, Loammi, 1740-1807. Loammi Baldwin papers, 1768-1872: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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