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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1610

Channing family correspondence and other papers

Correspondence of members of the Channing family of Massachusetts including Marjorie (Channing) Loring, Margaret Fuller (Channing) Loring, Walter Channing, and William Ellery Channing.

Dates

  • 1825-1936

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.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Consists chiefly of correspondence of various members of the Channing family including Marjorie (Channing) Loring, Margaret Fuller (Channing) Loring, Walter Channing, and William Ellery Channing, concerning family matters, details of daily life, and travel anecdotes. There are letters to Margaret Fuller (Channing) Loring from Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Julia Ward Howe, and Henry James among others. Also includes an excerpt from Margaret (Fuller), marchesa d'Ossoli's account of a visit to George Sand, a letter written by Thomas Wentworth Higginson to Ralph Waldo Emerson urging him to publish his speech on the Fugitive Slave Law, a manuscript poem by William Ellery Channing, and a few drawings.

Biographical / Historical

The Channings were a prominent Massachusetts family with strong ties to the Unitarian church and the anti-slavery movement.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-274. Gift of Charlotte Loring Lowell (Mrs. Ralph Lowell), in memory of her grandmother, Margaret Fuller Channing Loring (Mrs. Thacher Loring); received: 1960.
Title
Channing family. Channing family correspondence and other papers, 1825-1936: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01241

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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