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Houghton family papers, 1789-1838.

Author: Houghton family.; Thomas Houghton
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
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A small group of Houghton family correspondence. Included are: two letters that Thomas Houghton wrote home from Andover, Mass. (1789, Apr. 21 and 1791, July 24); a letter to Houghton from his daughter Elizabeth (1790, Apr. 4, London); a document appointing Thomas Houghton, Jr. administrator of his father's estate (1797, July 12); citizenship certificate issued to John Harding, a papermaker, native of Great Marlow
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Genre/Form: Letters (correspondence)
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Houghton family.; Thomas Houghton
OCLC Number: 226074290
Notes: Excerpts from Thomas Houghton's letters were cited in Sarah Loring Bailey's Historical Sketch of Andover (1880).
All inquiries about this collection should be directed to Norris Foundation Curator of American Historical Manuscirpts.
Description: 11 pieces.
Other Titles: Boston reformer and anti-monopolist (Boston, Mass.).
Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser (Lawrence, Mass.).

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A small group of Houghton family correspondence. Included are: two letters that Thomas Houghton wrote home from Andover, Mass. (1789, Apr. 21 and 1791, July 24); a letter to Houghton from his daughter Elizabeth (1790, Apr. 4, London); a document appointing Thomas Houghton, Jr. administrator of his father's estate (1797, July 12); citizenship certificate issued to John Harding, a papermaker, native of Great Marlow (Buckinghamshire) who had arrived to Andover from England in 1802 (1808, Apr. 28); three letters (1816-1829) addressed to Mary Agnes Houghton, including a letter of appreciation from the Salem East India Marine Society for her donation of "a medal of hte Duke of York;" and a letter addressed to Abraham Marland regarding the estate of Thomas Houghton, Jr.

Also included is the Aug. 3, 1838 issue of Boston Reformer and Anti-Monopolist (vol. IV, No. XXXI) and Sept. 9, 1870 issue of Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser (Vol. XV, No. 49), with brief obituaries of members of the Harding family.

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