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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1487

F. B. Sanborn letters from various persons

Letters to American author, journalist, and philanthropist F. B. Sanborn.


  • 1860-1893

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains 21 letters to Sanborn from various persons, chiefly concerning political and social issues.

Biographical / Historical

Sanborn was an author, journalist, and philanthropist of Concord, Mass. He was an ardent abolitionist and champion of reforms in charity work, prisons, and insane asylums.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-268. Purchased with the Duplicates fund from Abe Brayer; received: 1956.
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917, recipient. F. B. Sanborn letters from various persons, 1860-1893: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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