Curson-Marquand family papers
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Extent2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Some items appear to have been saved by or given to the family that have no obvious connection to them: one 1714 letter from William Brattle, a letter from Rudyard Kipling to Harvard professor Charles Eliot Norton, and papers concerning Alexander Campbell and his family at Duntroon Castle, Scotland given to JPM by Elizabeth Gaskill Norton.
Biographical / Historical
Family members represented in this collection include: John Phillips Marquand (grandfather), Margaret Searle Curson Marquand (grandmother), Philip Marquand (father), Margaret Fuller Marquand (mother), Mary Russell Curson, Samuel Curson, Elizabeth Marquand, George Searle, Mary Russell Atkins Searle, and others.
- I. Correspondence
- II. Diaries, journals, and compositions
- III. Other papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009. Reprocessed for CNA digitization project, 2015.
- Curson-Marquand family papers, 1683-1943: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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