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Samuel B. Wiggin letters and manuscript

Identifier: MS-236

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The papers of Samuel Bradley Wiggin contain letters to his mother, Sarah J. Bradley Wiggin, and his brother Rob. In the letters he describes his journey from Boston to Lexington, Mississippi, as well as his experiences as a Northerner in the South and teaching in a school for black children. Subjects he touches on are carpetbaggers, a "colored" church service, Southern minds, politics and economics, the intelligence of the freedman, as well as the weather and his daily activities. Two letters of recommendation and two letters describing the circumstances of his death are also included. The collection also contains a manuscript entitled "A Lady without Mercy," by Wiggin, and a poem by his hand.


  • 1873 - 1889


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.5 linear ft. (1 box)

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Additional Description


Samuel Bradley Wiggin (1854-1889), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1875. The collection consists of letters to his mother and brother, as well as two recommendations and two letters describing his death. A manuscript entitled "A Lady without Mercy" and a poem are also included.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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