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Henry Hale G. Sharpless letterbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-018

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the four handwritten letterbooks of Henry Hale G. Sharpless. The majority of the correspondence is personal, addressed to friends and family during Sharpless's travels. The letters include topics such as descriptions of the cities and towns he visits, as well as discussion of landmarks, cultural differences, food, and styles of dress.

Dates

  • 1851-1864

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Henry Hale Graham Sharpless (1823-1870) was born in 1823, the son of Townsend Sharpless and Mary B. Jones Sharpless. In 1855, Sharpless married Mary Van Buren and was disowned by the Quakers for marrying out. Sharpless ran a dry goods business in Philadelphia, which was started by his grandfather. Sharpless died in 1870, at the age of 46.

Extent

0.12 Linear Feet (4 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Hanry Hale G. Sharpless's letterbooks contain both business and personal correspondence. The majority of the correspondence is personal, addressed to friends and family during Sharpless's travels. The letters include topics such as descriptions of the cities and towns he visits, as well as discussion of landmarks, cultural differences, food, and styles of dress.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.01.068 Henry Hale G. Sharpless diaries
  • HC.MC.975.08.029 Henry Hale G. Sharpless financial records
  • HC.MC.975.11.036 Henry Hale G. Sharpless passport

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
Title
Henry Hale G. Sharpless letterbooks, 1851-1864
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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