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Amos Adams Lawrence papers

Identifier: LG-15

Scope and Contents

This collection contains five reels of microfilm consisting of Amos Lawrence's personal and business correspondence, legal papers, accounts, political tickets, newspaper clippings and other papers related to Lawrence's business, political, educational, and charitable interests. Subjects include New England Emigrant Aid Company; slavery; politics and education in Kansas, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts; New England manufacturing, the tariff; and national politics. Correspondents include George S. Boutwell, John Brown, Edward Cooke, Henry J. Gardner, Charles Hale, Edward E. Hale, Henry Lee, Robert M. Mason, S. C. Pomeroy, Charles and Sara T. D. Robinson, George Sumner, and Henry Wilson.

(Michigan State University., Honhart, F. L., Jude, S. P., Howard, S. R., & Zito, A. (1976). A guide to the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections. East Lansing, MI: publisher not identified.)


  • 1857 - 1859


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction and publication restricted, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Biographical / Historical

Amos Adams Lawrence was a Boston merchant, textile manufacturer, and philanthropist.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 5 reels)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Location of Originals

Amos Adams Lawrence Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215, USA.

Reproduction Note

Microfilm. Boston Massachusetts Historical Society, 1967. 5 reels ; 35mm.

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US