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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1368

Batchelder family papers,

Papers of American cotton manufacturer and inventor Samuel Batchelder and his son, civil engineer John M. Batchelder.


  • 1806-1902.

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.


1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.))

Consists of letters to the Batchelder family, the bulk to John M. Batchelder and Samuel Batchelder. Included are letters to John Batchelder from Samuel F. B. Morse, Benjamin Peirce and others concerning early research in telegraphy and the insulation of submarine cables. Also contains a few letters to others.

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Batchelder was a cotton manufacturer and inventor. His son, John M. Batchelder, was a civil engineer involved in telegraphy and insulation.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

54M-246. Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder; received: 1955.
Batchelder family. Batchelder family papers, 1806-1902: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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