Charles Sumner scrapbook, 1608-1866

About this Collection

letterDocuments.Engravings.Ephemera.Paper money.Papyri .Portraits.Relics.Scrapbooks-United States-19th century.Titles (documents).
Collection Title
Charles Sumner scrapbook, 1608-1866
.25 linear feet (1 volume and 1 folder in 1 box)
Houghton Library, Harvard University
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Sumner, Charles
Sumner, George
Tuileries Palace (Paris, France)

Content Notes

Includes letters to Sumner and materials he collected such as printed and manuscript ephemera: tickets, broadsides, proclamations, prints, plant material, menus, engravings, portraits, paper money, theater programs, invitations, official documents (some for sale of slaves), a piece of untouched papyrus, a 1608 Title of tenantry, papers removed from the Tuilleries Palace in 1848, Holy relics and certificate, and many other items. Some materials are annotated by Sumner or his brother George Sumner. Entries below are taken primarily from the index listings.
  • Collection materials are primarily in English, but also includes materials in French,Latin, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Russian.

Biographical Notes

Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a Republican senator from Massachusetts and a principal figure in the anti-slavery movement.