Alexander Hill Everett letters, 1817-1841
- Everett, Alexander Hill, 1790-1847
- Physical Description:
- 19 items
- Additional Creators:
- Armstrong, Samuel Turell, 1784-1850
Austin, Ivers James, 1808-1889
Bourne, Sylvanus, 1761-1817
Blunt, Joseph, 1792-1860
Combs, Leslie, 1793-1881
Sprague, Joseph E., 1782-1852
Dearborn, H. A. S. (Henry Alexander Scammell), 1783-1851
Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858
Hale, Artemas, 1783-1882
- Language Note:
- Most letters in English; one letter in French.
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The collection consists of nineteen handwritten letters, 1817-1841, to various recipients. Most letters are parts of ongoing correspondence, often to other lawyers or diplomats, and seem to focus on personal affairs as well as the politics of Massachusetts and the United States. Includes letters to S.T. Armstrong, I.J. Austin, Sylvanus Bourne, Joseph Blunt, Leslie Combs, J.E. Sprague, H.A.S. Dearborn, B. Fr. Butler, Artemas Hale, and various law firms.
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#1974-0107R/A-S)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Gift of Philip Allison Shelley, 1974.
- Administrative History:
- Alexander Hill Everett was a distinguished early American diplomat, writer, and man of letters. He entered Harvard at the age of twelve, and apprenticed at the law office of John Quincy Adams. He served in a variety of notable diplomatic posts, and contributed to the evolution of American culture and literary tradition. His emphasis was to encourage writers to look beyond the Anglo-Saxon tradition for their themes and inspiration.
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