Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
1 collection (.8 linear feet (3 boxes))
Biographical / Historical
- I. Correspondence
- II. Other manuscript documents
- III. Printed documents.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
A small number of compositions of Sumner (not letters) have been removed to MS Am 1.60 (Miscellaneous compositions of Charles Sumner).
Most of these documents were part of Charles Sumner's archive of correspondence, which in his lifetime filled 170 albums. At Harvard, these albums, which originally had call numbers MS Am 1 to MS Am 1.21, were disbound and the contents rearranged to create the collection MS Am 1 ("Charles Sumner correspondence"). The present collection consists of documents excluded from MS Am 1 as being not original letters to or from Sumner, and a few similar documents received later from the E. L. Pierce family.
- Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912: Guide.
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