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Phillips Family Papers, 1769-1989

Collection of manuscripts of the Phillips family of Phillips House in Salem, Massachusetts

Phillips sketch
A sketch created by Nannie Jencks (Borden) Phillips, date unknown.

The Phillips family papers are made up of a wealth of materials accumulated by the Phillips family of Salem, Massachusetts, and associated families (including the Peele, Duncan, Wheatland, Pingree, Peabody, and Borden families).

Among these papers are those of Stephen Henry Phillips (1823-1897), who served as the Massachusetts Attorney General (1858-1861) and the Attorney General to the Kingdom of Hawaii (1866-1873).

This collection contains:

  • Blueprints
  • Business records
  • Financial records
  • Photographs
  • Diaries
  • Home movies
  • Maps
  • Correspondence
  • Rare books
  • Ephemera

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Phillips watercolor
A watercolor of a coastal view of shore and sea by Anna Pingree (Wheatland) Phillips.
An illustrated menu collected by Margaret (Duncan) Phillips showing the menu options for Jappon Yusen Kaisha and an image of a building.
An advertisement for a book, Salem in the Eighteenth Century by James Duncan Phillips, with personal notes in the margins.
Phillips letter
A letter written by John Quincy Adams to Stephen Clarendon Phillips on July 29, 1834, while Adams was acting as a United States Representative.
Phillips oath of office
Stephen Henry Phillips' oath of office as Attorney General in Hawaii.
Phillips ticket
A ticket to the Harvard vs. Yale football match of 1926, collected by Stevie Phillips.
Phillips Family Papers, 1769-1989