National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Papers Relating to the Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, and Upham Families

(Microfilm Edition)

Massachusetts Historical Society

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Papers Relating to the Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, and Upham Families at the Massachusetts Historical Society and in the Collection of Hugh Upham Clark (1633–1910) document four interrelated families. The Quincy family papers consist of correspondence, diaries, commonplace books, notes on sermons, lectures, debates, essays, drawings, and other papers, as well as the journals of Margaret Quincy Greene (1806-1882) and the Quincy-Howe papers. The Wendell family papers contain material related to the Wendell family of Boston and Portsmouth, N.H., primarily the papers of Jacob Wendell, a prominent Boston merchant, and documents related to the development of Pittsfield, Mass. The Abiel Holmes papers consist of the papers of Congregational minister and historian Abiel Holmes, including correspondence, sermons, writings, lectures, and notes on the ecclesiastical history of New England and the U.S. The Mary Avery (Baldwin) Upham diaries (6 vols.) contain descriptions of her daily activities and family events. This microfilm edition also contains letters and papers from written by or to members of these families.

67 reels, 123-page guide


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One of the many. Margaret Morton Quincy Greene (1806-1882): Daughter of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1773-1850); married in 1826 Benjamin Daniel Greene (1793-1862; Harvard 1812). Portrait by Chester Harding, Courtesy Harvard Art Museums


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