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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3258

Houghton Library collection of Sumneriana

Overview

A collection of items honoring statesman Charles Sumner.

Dates

  • circa 1862-1872 and undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please consult with Preservation for instructions in handling the bust.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Collection consists of: I parianware bust; 1 commemorative medal; 13 cartes-de-visite; 4 cabinet photographs; 1 stereopticon card; and 1 letter accompanied by an engraving.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Sumner was a lawyer, American politician, and a United States Senator from Massachusetts; he was the leader of the anti-slavery movement in Massachusetts.This collection of items assembled by an unnamed collector honors Sumner.

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2001M-15. Purchased with the Dearborn and Sabsay funds, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2018.
Link to catalog

Creator

Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2018 December 6
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03057

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Contact:
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440