Charles Sumner miscellaneous papers
Papers of the American senator and abolitionist Charles Sumner.
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)
Letters from Charles Sumner to various correspondents. Also includes a few manuscripts of notes, speeches, and bills, as well as signatures.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Sumner was the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for 23 years. He was a prominent abolitionist who was deeply involved in the legislation preceding the Civil War, as well as the Reconstruction process.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from various sources at various times.
- Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Charles Sumner miscellaneous papers, 1833-1874: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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