Miscellaneous manuscript collection

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts



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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.


Descriptive Terms

manuscripts (document genre)

Physical Description

8 linear feet (8 record center cartons)

Custodial History

The items in this collection each have their own unique provenance. See folders for details.

Collection Code


Collection Name

Miscellaneous manuscript collection

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Date Notes


Record Details

Material Type

manuscripts (document genre)


This collection is available for research.

Description Level


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.

Related Items

Jonathan Moulton House, Hampton New Hampshire
Isaac Fenno House, Roxbury, Mass.

Historical/Biographical Note

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.