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Miscellaneous manuscript collection


This collection includes a variety of materials. While most archival collections are grouped by subject, origin, or another unifying characteristic, this collection is unusual because it does not conform to that standard. These materials are gathered together somewhat arbitrarily. They do, however, often provide brief glimpses into the history of New England life through the lens of various individuals' papers.


Collection Name
Miscellaneous manuscript collection
Collection Code
Date Notes
Physical Description
8 linear feet (8 record center cartons)
Collection Type
Description Level
Custodial History
The items in this collection each have their own unique provenance. See folders for details.
Reference Code

Historical/Biographical Note

This collection was created by Historic New England Library and Archives staff from manuscript materials not directly related to other Library and Archives collections. Some of the materials were acquired through individual donations, others were separated from existing collections, and others were acquired in conjunction with the family papers associated with Historic New England's many properties. Detailed acquisition information is available for individual items when possible.


This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Historic New England properties and Series II. Individuals' and organizations' papers. Both series are arranged alphabetically by property or individual's last name.

Record details

Material Type
manuscripts (document genre)
This collection is available for research.
Related Items
Jonathan Moulton House, Hampton New Hampshire
Isaac Fenno House, Roxbury, Mass.
Accruals Note
Library and Archives staff will periodically add materials to this collection when appropriate and necessary.
Language Note
This collection is entirely in English.
Preferred Citation
[Item identification.] Miscellaneous manuscripts collection (MS029). Historic New England, Library and Archives.
Processing Information
This collection was compiled by Library and Archives staff over many years. This finding aid was created by Abigail Cramer, 2013.
Rules and Conventions
This finding aid is DACS-compliant.

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