Preliminary Guide to the Horace Mann Hawthorne-Mann family correspondence, 1853-1865 and undated (bulk 1864-1865)
Primarily letters to Mann from his family and the family of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Correspondents include Sophia Hawthorne, Rose Hawthorne, Una Hawthorne, brother George Mann, mother Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, and Elizabeth Peabody. Topics include family activities and travels, especially comments on Mann's descriptions of San Francisco and the Sandwich Islands [now the Hawaiian Islands]; Nathaniel Hawthorne's death and burial; Abraham Lincoln's death and burial; and opinions about Civil War events, battles, and personalities. Includes a letter from Elizabeth Peabody (undated) describing her two visits to President Lincoln and mentioning General Hitchcock's opinions about Lincoln and the Civil War. In addition, there is a carte-de-visite of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Acquired as part of the Alfred and Elizabeth Brand Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
- Horace Mann Hawthorne-Mann family correspondence 1853-1865 and undated, bulk 1864-1865
- Mann, Horace, 1844-1868
- 0.2 Linear Feet, 17 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Letter written during Hawthorne's youth.
An informal letter.
Topics include a military ball, the Sandwich Islands, and events in Concord.
Topics include Julian Hawthorne and Mann's description of San Francisco.
Topics include Julian Hawthorne, Una Hathorne's studies, and Mann's dangerous pursuits.
Topics include a camping expedition to Mt. Monadnock, her father's (Nathaniel Hawthorne's) death, Mann's description of the Hawaiian Islands, a fair for colored children, and family and friends.
Topics include Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral and his burial location in Sleepy Hollow.
Topics include the death of Abraham Lincoln, church services, and the reaction to Lincoln's death in Boston.
Topics include Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral.
Topics include the Civil War, troop movements, battles, and specific military leaders such as Grant and Jackson.
Topics include Lincoln's death and Reconstruction.
Topics include the character of her husband, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the difficulty of life after his death. The letter also contains a carte-de-visite of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Attention: Contains graphic materials.
Topics include her visits with Lincoln and General Hitchcock's comments on the Civil War.
Topics include her family, travels to Europe, and a visit with the Brownings.
Topics include her health and her child's education.
Topics include the family's social engagments and activities in England.
Son of American educator, reformer, and U.S. Congressman, Horace Mann (1796-1859).
- Mann, Horace, 1844-1868
- Mann, Mary Tyler Peabody, 1806-1887
- Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer, 1804-1894
- Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864
- Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871
- Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877
- Lathrop, Rose Hawthorne, 1851-1926
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Death and burial
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Public opinion
- Mann family
- Hawthorne family
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Public opinion
- Alfred and Elizabeth Brand Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts
[Identification of item], Horace Mann Hawthorne-Mann family Correspondence, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Horace Mann Hawthorne-Mann family correspondence was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2000.
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Completed May 21, 2002
Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan
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