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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3333

Pickman, Chanler, and Clifford families' correspondence and other papers


Correspondence, compositions, and family papers of the Pickman, Chanler, and Clifford families.


  • circa 1893-2006

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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.

Collection is open for research.


2.5 linear feet (4 boxes)

Includes correspondence and compositions by Margaret Terry Chanler; household accounts of Hester Pickman; Hester Pickman's correspondence with her sister, Laura Chanler White, and letters to David Biddle; Hester Pickman's watercolors; real estate papers; diaries of Edward Motley Pickman; family genealogical material and memorabilia; E. M. Pickman poems; and a few photographs.


In order as received.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2008M-56. Gift of Nicholas Clifford; received: 2009 February 17.

2020M-13. Gift of Judith Maloney, 2019 August 8.

Processing Information

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner

Pickman family. Pickman, Chanler, and Clifford families' correspondence and other papers, circa 1893-2006 (MS Am 3333): Guide.
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