- Majority of material found in 1840-1891
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
4.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Content of letters includes all aspects of Clapp's life, personal, family, professional, and political. Especially concerns Massachusetts state politics and the Civil War. Extensive list of correspondents includes: James Gillespie Blaine, Samuel Bowles, James Freeman Clarke, Henry Laurens Dawes, Edward Everett, James Thomas Fields, John Murray Forbes, Edward Everett Hale, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry Cabot Lodge, Alexander Hamilton Rice, Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, and many others.
Biographical / Historical
His father, William Warland Clapp Sr. (1783-1866), was also a journalist and publisher (Clapp & Son's Press), involved with the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette, Hampshire Gazette, Boston Daily Advertiser, and many others. Clapp Jr.'s mother was Hannah Williams Lane Clapp.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
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