Loammi Baldwin papers, 1768-1872

About this Collection

Baldwin, Loammi , 1745-1807
Account books.Business records.Diaries.Minutes.
Collection Title
Loammi Baldwin papers, 1768-1872
2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Baldwin, Loammi
Rumford, Benjamin
Rumford, Sarah Thompson
American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Constitutional Society (Woburn, Mass.)
United States.
Coast defenses
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Content Notes

The focus of this collection is on Loammi Baldwin's military service during the Revolutionary War, his activities with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and his friendship with Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. Contains correspondence (including 52 letters to his wife Mary Fowle Baldwin, many written while with the Continental Army in New York and New Jersey);Army account books; a journal, 1768-1775; documents relating to the fortification of Boston harbor; and business papers of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (particularly concerning the printing and sale of a volume of Transactions of the Academy). Other documents include a minute book, 1778-1789, of the Constitutional Society, Woburn, Mass. and papers of Committees of Correspondence in several Massachusetts towns. Also includes correspondence of two of Baldwin's sons, James Fowle Baldwin and George Rumford Baldwin, relating principally to Count Rumford and to his daughter Sarah Rumford, together with business papers, 1795-1850, of Sarah Rumford.
  • In English.
  • Selected color digital images available; see finding aid.

Biographical Notes

Baldwin was a soldier in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, a civil engineer, and a state legislator from Woburn, Mass.