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Aiken letters

Identifier: MS 0185


Letters to Aiken while a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and Dartmouth College. Mostly family and personal friends, 1865-1872. The collection also consists of term reports and accounts of Aiken at Andover, as well as some personal letters while a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature, to 1883.


  • 1865 - 1888


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Biographical / Historical

John Adams Aiken was a lawyer, a member of the Massachusetts State Legislature and Chief Justice of the MA [Supreme Court?]


1.46 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Guide to the Aiken letters
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2021-09-29: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States