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Edmund B. Dearborn letters

Identifier: MS-1290

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The collection contains letters to Edmund B. Dearborn from former schoolmates, including Joseph Dow, Amos Tuck, S.P. Dole, John Calvin Webster, B.F. Shepard, John Wooldredge and Pillsbury L. Eaton. Solicited by Dearborn, the letters describe teaching experiences, often while the senders were still students themselves. Institutions described include Dartmouth College, Hampton Academy, Salisbury Academy, Bowdoin College and Brown University. Of note are the detailed descriptions of student and academic life, as well as the discussions of the abolitionist movement, temperance and the question of formal schooling for females. Letters from his brother Jonathan and his sister Ruth Leavitt, as well as his father Samuel informing him about the state of various other family members are also included.


  • 1826 - 1847


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Edmund B. Dearborn (1807-1887), educator. The collection consists of approximately 100 letters from former schoolmates to Dearborn concerning education as well as student and academic life at a variety of school and colleges, as well as family letters.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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