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Henry T. Osborne correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-291

Scope and Contents

Letters primarily from Henry T. Osborne (1868-1896), a civil engineer and member of Weare Monthly Meeting, New Hampshire. The letters are to family and friends at home, most from Amesbury, Massachusetts, where he worked as a surveyor with John P. Titcomb (1891-1932). The family was involved in temperance and peace concerns. Henry's letters mention P. T. Barnum and his Universalist faith, visiting the sites in Philadelphia in 1892 with his brother Charles who was a student at Haverford College and attending Twelfth Street Meeting where he remarked on women wearing traditional bonnets. The collection includes two letters written in 1891 by J. P. Titcomb in which he writes about surveying projects in Amesbury.

Dates

  • 1890 - 1892

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

Henry T. Osborne (1868-1896) was a civil engineer and member of Weare Monthly Meeting, New Hampshire. He was the son of Lindley Hoag Osborne and Lucy Thorndike Osborne and corresponded with younger brother, Charles (1865-1923) and Alfred (1874-1951) while employed by John P. Titcomb, a Massachusetts civil engineer and surveyor.

Extent

14 items (2 folders)

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists of the correspondence of Henry T. Osborne (1868-1896), a civil engineer and member of Weare Monthly Meeting, New Hampshire. The letters were sent to family and friends at home, most from Amesbury, Massachusetts, where he worked as a surveyor with John P. Titcomb (1891-1932). His family was involved in temperance and peace concerns. Henry's letters mention attending Quaker meetings, John Greenleaf Whittier, the religious views of P. T. Barnum, and visiting sites in Philadelphia in 1892, as well as his surveying projects.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in two folders

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2011.
Title
Osborne, Henry T. Correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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