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Title Gilman family papers, 1810-1894 [electronic resource].

Published Alexandria, Va. : Alexander Street Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society.
Notes Online collection includes 392 images of documents.
Title from HTML t.p. (viewed March 25, 2011).
Restrictions Access restricted to subscribers.
Summary This collection of papers consists mostly of family letters and poetry of Samuel and Caroline Howard Gilman. The two major recipients of their letters are Samuel's sister, Louisa Gilman Loring (1797-1868) of Salem, Cambridge, and Boston, Massachusetts; and Caroline's sister, Harriet Howard Fay (1782-1847) of Cambridge. There are also many letters from Samuel to Caroline while he was in Boston or on other trips along the East Coast. The letters discuss personal, family, and social matters, literature, religious subjects (especially Samuel's ministry and Unitarianism), the slavery issue, and life in Charleston. There is also some discussion of the literary magazine, Rose Bud, and the English writer Harriet Martineau (1802-1876). The letters are valuable historically in that they contain various observations and comments made by two New Englanders living in the antebellum South.
Notes Original copies held by the American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA USA.
Language notes English.
Other author Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858.
Gilman, Caroline Howard, 1794-1888.
American Antiquarian Society.
Subject Unitarian Universalist churches -- Clergy -- Correspondence.
Unitarian Universalist churches -- South Carolina -- Sources.
Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- Sources.