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Preserving the Handwritten Record

Collections of correspondence, diaries, financial records, travel documents, account books, and more provide significant information about the social, cultural, economic, literary, and religious history of New England.

Explore highlights from Historic New England’s extensive manuscript collections. Researchers: View finding aids for twenty-six of our most popular family manuscript collections.

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