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COLLECTION Identifier: ABC 76 Whitcomb

Hannah Trowbridge Whitcomb correspondence and other papers

Scope and Contents

Transcripts of the letters accompany the originals.


  • 1841-1936

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Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.08 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Hannah Trowbridge Whitcomb served as a missionary in Tuscarora (N.Y.) from 1839-1846; in 1846 she married William Chew and subsequently was released from service.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010M-25. Gift of Ann Laws Wigle and David and Marty Phillips, 2010 September.

Processing Information

Description created by Adrien Hilton, 2018.

Whitcomb, Hannah Trowbridge. Hannah Trowbridge Whitcomb Correspondence and Other Papers, 1841-1936 (ABC 76 Whitcomb): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
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