Charles Henry Brainard papers
- 1795-1884 and undated
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
.5 linear feet (4 volumes)
The autograph album (MS Am 889.14) contains autograph quotations or sentiments, signed, from Matilda Goddard, Jacqueline Pendleton, Rufus Dawes, S. E. Sewall, Thaddeus Hyatt (dated 3 Apr. 1860 at the Washington jail), Anna E. Dickinson, W. H. H. Murray, and others; with a photograph of Hyatt, signed, addressed to Brainard.
The letter book (MS Am 889.15) contains letters to Brainard written to Brainard from John Whittier, Charles Sumner, William Burleigh, Celia Burleigh, Rufus Dawes, George Ripley, and others; with a portrait print of Ripley.
The scrapbook (MS Am 889.16) contains letters, few to Brainard, and cut-out signatures from Noah Webster, Washington Allston, Jared Sparks, John Pierpont, and others. The autographs of Eliza Leslie, John Whittier, Thomas Read, Horace Greeley, and others are accompanied by portrait prints. A typescript list of autographs was inserted the front, now removed to separate folder.
Biographical / Historical
- MS Am 889.14: Autograph album
- MS Am 889.15: Letter book
- MS Am 889.16: Scrapbook and index
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Brainard, Charles Henry, 1817-1885. Charles Henry Brainard papers, 1795-1884 : Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
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