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Historical Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GTM-700101

Scope and Contents

The Historical Manuscripts collection contains documents generated by significant individuals and groups. The collection includes correspondence, handwritten documents, and bound manuscripts. Notable people and organizations include John Barrymore, the Brooke family, Bernard U. Campbell, the Columbia Debating Society, E. Street Baptist Church, Fells Point Hebrew School, Cuthbert Fenwick, Francis Kenrick, John Neumann, and the Population Society. The materials were most likely drawn from the Georgetown University Archives. The documents are arranged alphabetically by individual or organization. Note: Click on "External Documents" below for a link to the inventory for the collection.


  • 1790 - 1900

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.


3.25 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials


Historical Manuscripts Collection
Booth Family Center for Special Collections Georgetown University Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057