Jacob Abbott Correspondence

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US TxSaT SC.028

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Collection

Titre

Jacob Abbott Correspondence

Date(s)

  • 1868-1936 (bulk 1868-1869) (Production)

Extent

1 folder

Nom du producteur

(1803-1879)

Notice biographique

Jacob Abbott was born in Hallowell, Maine, on November 14, 1803. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820. He studied at Andover Theological Seminary from 1821 to 1824. Abbott taught at Amherst College from 1825-1829, before founding the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston in 1829. He also founded Abbott's Institute in 1843 and the Mount Vernon School for Boys in 1845. In addition to his work in education, Abbott was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association of the Congregational Church, and was the pastor of the Eliot Congregational Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Abbott was the author of juvenile fiction and religious books, authoring one hundred and eighty books during his career. The most popular were his "Rollo" series. Abbott married Harriet Vaughan in 1829 and had four sons: Benjamin, Edward, Austin, and Lyman. He died in Farmington, Maine, in 1879.

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Portée et contenu

Three letters from author Jacob Abbott to Mrs. William Stiles of Austin, Texas, and one explanatory letter from Mrs. Stiles's son Dr. Henry Howard Stiles to a family member.

System of arrangement

Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

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Conditions d’accès

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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  • anglais

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    Historique de la conservation

    Donated to the Trinity University library in 1957 by Mrs. Leslie E. Stiles, granddaughter-in-law of Mrs. William Stiles.

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    • Citation: Jacob Abbott Correspondence. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).

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    Archivist's note

    Processed by Colleen Hoelscher, October 2021.

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