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Dwight Foster letters

MS-1206
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1206

Description

The collection contains 17 letters from Benjamin J. Gilbert, a Hanover, NH Lawyer and supporter of Dartmouth College. The letters discuss conditions at Moor's School, family, international relations (particularly related to the XYZ affair), Senator William Blount's impeachment, the Griswold-Lyon brawl and fallout and Thomas Jefferson's election to the presidency.

Dates

  • 1797 - 1802

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dwight Foster (1757-1823), Congressman and Senator from Massachusetts. The collection contains 20 letters from Benjamin J. Gilbert and Daniel Gilbert.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Nathaniel Wright Family Fund; Purchase; 2012

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA