Timothy Pickering letters to Henry and Timothy Pickering, 1792-1807

About this Collection

Pickering, Timothy , 1779-1807
letterHarvard graduates' papers.Harvard students' letters.
Collection Title
Timothy Pickering letters to Henry and Timothy Pickering, 1792-1807
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Pickering family
Pickering, Timothy
Pickering, Henry
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Content Notes

This collection primarily includes letters from Timothy Pickering to his brother Henry Pickering. The bulk of letters were sent from Cambridge, while Pickering was attending Harvard College, and Starrucca (Pa.) where Pickering was a farmer. Additional materials include letters to his father Timothy Pickering while the younger was in the Navy and an unidentified map. Letters address politics, world and local events, school, family life, and farming.
  • In English.

Biographical Notes

Timothy Pickering (1779-1807) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1779 to Timothy Pickering and Rebecca White. He received his Harvard AB in 1799. Pickering became a midshipman for the United States Navy, spending a few years aboard the frigate USS Philadelphia. Pickering left the Navy to join his father as a farmer in Starrucca, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. He married Lurena Cole on December 29, 1804. On May 14, 1807, Pickering died in Pennsylvania of a throat disease or injury.|Timothy’s brother, Henry Pickering (1781-1838), was a business man and poet. Both men were the sons of statesman and land speculator Timothy Pickering Jr. (1745-1829; Harvard AB 1763).