Mann and Hawthorne family correspondence, 1853-1865 and undated, bulk 1864-1865

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Mann, Horace, 1844-1868
0.2 Linear Feet
17 Items
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Scope and content:

Primarily letters to Mann from his family and the family of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Correspondents include Sophia Hawthorne, Rose Hawthorne, Una Hawthorne, brother George Mann, mother Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, and Elizabeth Peabody. Topics include family activities and travels, especially comments on Mann's descriptions of San Francisco and the Sandwich Islands [now the Hawaiian Islands]; Nathaniel Hawthorne's death and burial; Abraham Lincoln's death and burial; and opinions about Civil War events, battles, and personalities. Includes a letter from Elizabeth Peabody (undated) describing her two visits to President Lincoln and mentioning General Hitchcock's opinions about Lincoln and the Civil War. In addition, there is a carte-de-visite of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Acquired as part of the Alfred and Elizabeth Brand Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / historical:

Horace Mann (1844-1868) was a botanist and the son of American educator, reformer, and U.S. Congressman, Horace Mann (1796-1859).

Acquisition information:
The Mann and Hawthorne family correspondence was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2000.
Processing information:

Processed by Kate Crassons

Completed May 21, 2002

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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[Identification of item], Mann and Hawthorne family Correspondence, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.