Temple, Nelson, Lloyd, Vassall, and Borland family papers, 1611-1862 (inclusive), 1700-1831 (bulk)

About this Collection

Account books.Clippings.Deeds.Genealogies.Legal documents.Photographs.Wills.
Collection Title
Temple, Nelson, Lloyd, Vassall, and Borland family papers, 1611-1862 (inclusive), 1700-1831 (bulk)
5 linear ft. (10 boxes)
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Lloyd, Henry
Lloyd, James
Vassall, William
Borland family
Lloyd family
Nelson family
Temple family
Vassall family
Family records
Land settlement--North America
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Content Notes

Contains correspondence, legal documents, and other family papers of the related Temple, Nelson, Lloyd, Vassall, and Borland families of Massachusetts, Nova Scotia, and Jamaica, West Indies. Most of the collection consists of the correspondence of Senator James Lloyd with national figures, such as President John Adams, Marquis de Lafayette and Andrew Jackson, other political associates, and family members and friends. The correspondence of his father and grandfather, James and Henry Lloyd, concerns personal business and medical matters, mostly with family members. The letters to William Vassall pertain to his personal and business affairs. Collection also contains legal documents, genealogical data, clippings, membership diplomas, account books, and photographs. The legal documents are land claims, deeds, wills, contracts, and writs. Additional documents of the Temple and Nelson families are included in the collection.
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Biographical Notes

James Lloyd (1728-1810) was an obstetrician and surgeon in Boston, Mass.; James Lloyd (1769-1831) was a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1808 to 1814.