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Moses Kimball scrapbook

MS004.001 (RS184207)

Description

Scrapbook contains an extensive collection of newspaper clippings about Moses Kimball dating from 1852 to 1869, taken from such publications as The Boston Journal, The Evening Transcript, the Hingham Journal, Boston Times, and The Republican (Springfield). All clippings refer to Moses Kimball (1809-1895) who was a newspaperman, speech maker, founder and manager of the Boston Museum, state Representative, state Senator, Whig politician, philanthropist with a lifetime involvement in Boston's civic life, mayoral candidate, advocate for temperance, and friend of and collaborator with P.T. Barnum.

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Details

Collection Name
Scrapbooks collection
Collection Code
MS004
Dates
1852-1869
Date of Acquisition
1978
Physical Description
1 scrapbook, 8 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Charles K. Cummings, 1978.
GUSN
273806
Reference Code
MS004.001

Record details

Other People
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Kimball, Moses, 1809-1895
Other Organizations
Boston Museum (1847-1903)
Descriptive Terms
newsprint
Material Type
scrapbooks
Subjects
Whig party
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-C-406

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Comments

Moses Kimball scrapbook #

AvatarPosted by Adrienne Saint-Pierre on May 9, 2014
Hello

Thought you'd want to correct a couple of date errors in the Description section. In one case, the end date in the date range should read 1869 not 1969, and in the other case, Moses Kimball's life dates are incorrectly stated as 1869-1895 instead of 1809-1895. Thanks.

RE: Moses Kimball scrapbook #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on May 12, 2014
Hello Adrienne,

Thank you for pointing out these errors in our description. We appreciate your interest in Historic New England's materials, and we always welcome the opportunity to improve our records. I have corrected the issues you addressed, and the record is now showing the right dates.

Many thanks,
Abigail Cramer
Librarian/Archivist
Historic New Englan