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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2178

Christopher Gore Ripley papers


Business and family papers of Harvard graduate and lawyer Christopher Gore Ripley.


  • 1836-1863

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)
Papers concern both his business associates and his friends and family, including materials by and about Rev. Samuel Ripley.

Biographical / Historical

Ripley was a lawyer in Concord, Massachusetts, son of Samuel and Sarah Ripley, and a part of the social circle of Transcendentalists of mid-19th century New England. Ripley was a graduate of Harvard College, A.B. 1841.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

47M-360. Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes, Fogg Museum of Art Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1942.
Ripley, Christopher Gore, 1822-1881. Christopher Gore Ripley papers, 1836-1863: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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