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This is a collection of some 250 letters written to Franklin B. Sanborn from friends and relatives during his years as a student first at the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and then at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts (circa 1852-55). Primarily containing domestic and social news about other family members and mutual friends, the letters include references to contemporary election politics of the 1850s with mention of numerous statesmen including John Bell, James...
1850-1902; Majority of material found within 1850-1856
- Subject: American Literature
- Subject: United States -- History -- 1850-1902