1775-1920; bulk: 1840-1900
Guide to the Collection
|Call Number:|| Ms. N-288
|Repository:||Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
This collection consists of the papers, primarily
family correspondence, of three interrelated families of Massachusetts, the
Curtis, Stevenson, and Appleton families. The Stevenson papers consist
primarily of correspondence between Martha Curtis Stevenson and her daughters,
Martha, Frances, and Annie of Brookline, known collectively as the "Misses
Stevenson." Although family correspondence makes up the bulk of the Curtis
family materials, the papers also include papers pertaining to James F.
Curtis's career in the U.S. Navy. The bulk of the Appleton family papers
consist of correspondence between Harriot Appleton (later Curtis), her mother
Harriot Sumner Appleton, and father Nathan Appleton.
The Stevenson Family
William Stevenson (1767-1847) of Boston, Mass. married Hannah Greely (b.
1773) in 1794. They had eleven children: William II
(1797-1823); Isannah Lee (1800-1801); John Boies (1802-1803);
Jonathan Greely (1799-1835); Isabella Pelham (later Mrs. James Freeman Curtis,
1803-1875); George (1804-1805); Joshua Thomas (1806-1877);
Hannah Elizabeth (1807-1887); Marianne Frances (1809-1840); Margaret (1810-1811); and
Margarett Stevenson (later Curtis, 1811-1888).
William Stevenson II went to sea as supercargo
and later as a captain, sailing to China and the Far East. He died in Havanna
of yellow fever in 1823.
Jonathan Greely Stevenson was born in 1799. After
graduating from Harvard in 1816, he was appointed a tutor at the Boston Latin
School and began studying medicine at night. His studies included a trip in
1824-25 to several advanced medical centers in Italy and France. He received
his medical degree from Harvard in 1826 and took a position in the Boston
Dispensary. He married Martha Curtis in 1829 and they had three daughters:
Martha Curtis (1830-1916);
Frances Greely (b. 1833); and Annie Brace Stevenson
(1835-1917). Dr. Stevenson was very active in medical and civic affairs
as well as educational reform. He was instrumental in forming the Relief
Society Against Cholera, the Massachusetts Society for the Diffusion of Useful
Knowledge, and the Natural History Society in Massachusetts. He also served as
secretary of the Mass. Temperance Society. He died from lung disease in 1835.
His three daughters, Martha Curtis,
Frances Greely, and Annie Brace
Stevenson, known collectively as the "Misses Stevenson," lived together
for almost all their lives in Brookline, Mass. and were very active in
philanthropic affairs. From 1863-64, Martha served in Washington, D.C. with the
U.S. Sanitary Commission, which served as a channel for citizens' contributions
to the army to meet soldier's needs. Annie, an accomplished writer and artist,
was a member of the Massachusetts Volunteer Aid Association and was involved
with the U.S. Life-Saving Department.
Joshua Thomas Stevenson graduated from Harvard in
1827 after which he taught school in Marblehead, Mass. He was a prominent
member of the Whig Party and a close friend of Daniel Webster.
Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson was an abolitionist,
friend, and supporter of Theodore Parker. She was the first Massachusetts woman
to volunteer in the Civil War. From 1860-63, she was a nurse at hospitals in
Washington, D.C. and Poolesville, Md. When Richmond fell in 1865, she went
there under the sponsorship of the Freedmen’s Bureau to establish schools. She
was very involved with charitable institutions and liberal causes, including
the Home for Destitute Children, the Home for Aged Colored Women, and the Free
Religious Association in Boston. In addition, she also ran a school with her
sister, Margarett Stevenson Curtis (Mrs. Charles Pelham Curtis).
The Curtis Family
James Freeman Curtis, born in 1797, was the son
of Thomas Curtis, a merchant in the house of Loring and Curtis, and Helena
(Pelham) Curtis (and the brother of Charles Pelham Curtis, husband of Margarett
Stevenson). He was educated at the Boston Latin School and joined the U.S. Navy
in 1812. He saw action in Boston Harbor as a midshipman in the
Chesapeake when it was captured by the
Shannon in 1813. He was taken prisoner by the
British and sent to prison in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After his release, he
returned to the Navy and served on the U.S.S
Constitution in its battle with the Cyane and the Levant in
1814. After the war, he led an expedition on the Porpoise to the West Indies in 1821 in search of
pirates that were harassing U.S. ships. In 1824, he married Isabella Pelham
Stevenson. At that time, he left the navy and established himself as a
businessman in Saco, Maine. In 1830, he became superintendent of Dover Cotton
Mills and an agent of the Cocheco Manufacturing Company in New Hampshire. He
became first superintendent of the Boston and Worcester Railroad in 1835. He
was killed in a railroad accident in 1839. The children of James Freeman and
Isabella Curtis were: James Freeman II (1825-1914);
Frances Greely (1827-1867); William Stevenson (1829- 1849); Greely Stevenson (1830-1897); Henry Pelham (1834-1835);
Isabella Pelham (1832- 1915); Mary Greely (b.1825); and Annie Scollay Curtis
James Freeman Curtis II went to sea and in 1849
sailed around Cape Horn, settling in San Francisco. In the 1850s, he was a
member of the California Pioneers and several California vigilance committees.
He was San Francisco’s chief of police from 1856-58. At the outbreak of the
Civil War, he was stationed at Fort Colville in Washington Territory to prevent
Indian unrest. He remained in southern California for the duration of the war
and then moved to Idaho. He became the secretary of state in Idaho in 1892 and
was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Greely Stevenson Curtis, on leaving the Boston
Latin School, entered the office of a civil engineer. In 1851, forced to leave
the Lawrence Scientific School because of eye problems he sailed before the
mast to Europe in a ship en route to the Mediterranean. From 1851-1852 he took
a walking tour of Italy and France. Upon his return, he went to San Francisco
where he worked in his brother, James', store and sailed as supercargo to
Manila and the East Indies on a ship sent by James. He returned to California
in 1855 and joined a party of gold-seeking engineers. From 1856-57, he worked
as an engineer on the London and Port Stanley Railroad in St. Thomas, Canada
and on a railroad in Pictou, Nova Scotia. He returned to Boston in 1858.
Greely S. Curtis was was instrumental in raising Massachusetts volunteers
during the Civil War. He joined the 2nd Mass. Volunteer Infantry in May 1861.
This unit trained at Camp Andrew, the former site of Brook Farm. The regiment
joined the Union Army in July 1861 at Hagerstown, Md. In November of 1861, he
was promoted to major in the 1st Mass. Volunteer Cavalry and served in South
Carolina and Virginia. He saw active duty on the Sea Islands and was present at
the first attack on Charleston. He transferred to the Army of the Potomac where
he served in the fall of 1862 at South Mountain and Antietam. After the Battle
of Gettysburg, he was sent home with malaria from which he never fully
recovered. While on sick leave, he was sent to recruit in New Orleans. He was
permanently discharged in September 1864 and breveted a colonel and brigadier
general in 1867.
Greely Curtis married Harriot Appleton in
November 1863 and, following his discharge from the army, they travelled to
Europe for a year. Upon their return, they built a house in Manchester, Mass.
and had 10 children: William (1865-1899); Frances Greely (1867-1899); Elinor
(1869-1947); Greely Stevenson II (1871-1947); Isabella (1873-1966); Harry
Appleton (1875-1943); Frazier (1877-1940); James Freeman III (1879-1952);
Harriot Sumner (1881-1974); and Margaret (1883-1965). The family split their
time between Manchester and Boston. He died in 1897.
The Appleton Family
Nathan Appleton (1779-1861) , prominent
manufacturer, banker, and politician, was born in 1779 to Isaac Appleton and
Mary (Adams) Appleton of New Ipswich, N.H. From 1794-1809, he was in trade with
his brother, Samuel in Boston. Another company, founded with his brother Eben,
dissolved in 1812 due to war with England. In 1813, he became an investor in
Francis C. Lowell's cotton mill. The "Boston Associates," the investors in
Lowell’s mill, were largely responsible for the development of the American
textile industry. They founded the city of Lowell, Mass. and built up the
cities of Manchester, N.H. and Lawrence, Mass. In 1830, he was elected to the
U.S. House of Representatives. He assisted John Quincy Adams in framing the
protective tariffs of 1832. Appleton also was one of the organizers of the
Boston Athenaeum and was very active in the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Appleton married Maria Theresa Gold and they had five children: Thomas Gold
(1812-1884); Mary (1813-1889); Charles Sedgwick (1815-1835); Frances Elizabeth
(1817-1861); and George Williams Appleton (1826-1827). Following the death of
his first wife in 1833, Appleton married Harriot Coffin
Sumner (1802-1867), daughter of Jesse and Harriot Coffin, in 1839.
Together they had three children: William (b. 1840); Harriot Appleton (1841-1923); and Nathan Appleton (b.
1843). Nathan Appleton died in 1861. Harriot Appleton married Greely Stevenson
Curtis in 1863 (See biographical information on Greely). The family resided in
The Curtis-Stevenson Family Papers consist of 15 boxes of loose papers and
bound volumes spanning the years 1775-1920. The bulk of the collection dates
from the mid-1840s to 1900. The collection consists of the papers of three
interrelated families and has been divided into three series: Stevenson Family
Papers; Curtis Family Papers; and Appleton Family Papers. The majority of the
papers relate to the Curtises and the Stevensons. Most of the collection
consists of family correspondence. The remainder includes bound volumes,
photographs, sketches, and other miscellaneous items.
Of particular interest are the Civil War papers of Hannah Elizabeth
Stevenson and Greely Stevenson Curtis. Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson, an outspoken
abolitionist, was a nurse during the war at several hospitals in Washington,
D.C. and Maryland. Her papers include correspondence written from 1861-63.
Greely Stevenson Curtis served as a captain in the Second Mass. Volunteer
Infantry and later as a major and lieutenant colonel in the First Mass.
Volunteer Cavalry. His papers, 1861-67, include letters written to his family
and friends and to his fiancee Harriot Appleton, and his active duty and
postwar papers, such as orders, promotions, etc.
The Stevenson papers also represent medical interests. Included is the
correspondence and medical journal of Jonathan Greely Stevenson, a prominent
Boston physician and active educational reformer.
Also of maritime interest is the correspondence of James Freeman Curtis and
his two sons, James Freeman Curtis II and William Stevenson Curtis. James
Freeman Curtis was taken prisoner by the British during the battle between the
Chesapeake and Shannon and served on the U.S.S.
Constitution during the War of 1812. In addition, the collection also
contains the log of several voyages he made from 1817-24.
The Appleton Family papers include correspondence of Nathan Appleton, an
important political and manufacturing figure in early 19th century New England.
As a U.S. representative, his letters to his wife, Harriot Sumner Appleton,
from Washington, D.C. provide details of the political scene there as well as
early indicators of the events leading to the outbreak of the Civil War.
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) holds the following collections
related to the Curtis-Stevenson family papers:
Curtis-Stevenson family photographs, ca. 1861-1907. Photo. Coll. 189.
There is also a related collection of Curtis-Stevenson papers located at the
Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College. The bulk of the collection concerns
more recent family members, in particular the children of Greely Stevenson and
Harriot Appleton Curtis. The other family members represented in the
Schlesinger Library collection are: Harriot Sumner Appleton, Helena Pelham
Curtis, Greely Stevenson Curtis, Harriot Appleton Curtis, James Freeman Curtis,
Annie Brace Stevenson, Frances Greely Stevenson, Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson, J.
Greely Stevenson, Martha Curtis Stevenson, and William Thomas Stevenson.
In addition, there are some materials in the collection at the Schlesinger
Library which overlap or duplicate those in the collection at the Mass.
Historical Society, including correspondence from Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson to
her family during the Civil War, photocopies of correspondence from Greely
Stevenson Curtis written in 1851, and transcripts of correspondence from Greely
Stevenson Curtis to his family and fiancee during the Civil War.
Gift of the Shelving Rock Trust, February 1997.
The collection is organized into the following series:
| I. Stevenson Family papers, 1794-1920
| A. Correspondence, 1794-1920
| 1. Stevenson family correspondence, 1794-1920
| 2. Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson Civil War correspondence, 1861-1887
| B. Annie B. Stevenson papers, c. 1850-1900
| C. Miscellaneous and printed material, 1782; 1835-1920
| D. Bound volumes, 1824-1913 (with gaps)
| II. Curtis Family papers, 1775-1906
| A. Curtis Family papers, 1775-1906 (with gaps)
| B. Greely Stevenson Curtis papers, 1846-1914
| 1. Greely Stevenson papers, 1846-1914
| 2. Greely Stevenson Curtis Civil War papers, 1861-1867
| 3. Bound volumes, 1817-1896 (with gaps)
| III. Appleton Family papers, 1802-1907
| A. Correspondence, 1802-1907 (with gaps)
| B. Miscellaneous, 1852-1883
| C. Bound volumes, 1811-1860 (with gaps)
|I. Stevenson Family papers,
| A. Correspondence,
| 1. Stevenson family correspondence,
5 boxes and 10 folders
Early Stevenson family correspondence consists of letters between Hannah
Greely Stevenson and her grandmother, Hannah Glover. There are letters from
William T. Stevenson II written from 1819-21 during his voyages to Calcutta,
Bermuda, and Havana as well as courtship letters between J. Greely Stevenson
and Martha Curtis. J. Greely Stevenson also wrote letters to Martha and his
family from Europe, 1824-26. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1840 and
consists of letters written between Martha Curtis Stevenson and her three
daughters, Martha, Frances, and Annie. The four women also wrote a great deal
to other family member and friends, especially their aunt, Margarett Stevenson
Curtis. The letters describe daily activities and family gossip. In 1863,
Martha Curtis Stevenson (daughter) was in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Sanitary
Commission and she wrote letters home about the war. After the war, she
continued a correspondence with Jonathan S. Blatchford, the general secretary
of the Commission.
|Box 1||Folder 1||Helen Pelham Curtis correspondence, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 2||Isabella Pelham Curtis correspondence, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 3||Annie Brace Stevenson correspondence, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 4||Frances Greely Stevenson letters, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 5||Letters to Frances Greely Stevenson, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 6||Hannah E. Stevenson correspondence, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 7||Letters to Marianne F. Stevenson
|Box 1||Folder 8||Martha Curtis Stevenson (elder) correspondence, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 9||Martha Curtis Stevenson letters, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 10||Letters to Martha Curtis Stevenson, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 11||Mary F. Tuckerman correspondence, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 12||William Stevenson correspondence, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 13||Poetry, anonymous, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 14-18||Unidentified, n.d.
|Box 5||Folder 1-9||1889-1920
|Box 5||Folder 10-15|| 2. Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson Civil War correspondence,
The papers of Hannah E. Stevenson consist of a disbound volume of letters
kept by her sister Margarett Stevenson Curtis as a memento of Hannah’s Civil
War service. Hannah’s letters were written home to family and friends from
Columbia College Hospital in Washington, D.C. where she was a nurse from
July-October 1861. She then nursed at Brigade Hospital in Poolesville, Md.
until December 1861 and Union Hospital in Washington, D.C. from June to October
1862. At Union Hospital, she was in charge of a ward following the Battle of
Bull Run. Her letters contain descriptions of camp and hospital life. There are
also letters from soldiers thanking her for her work. Included is one letter
from Louisa May Alcott (26 December 1862) and one from John A. Andrew, governor
of Mass. (15 April 1867).
| B. Annie B. Stevenson papers, ca.
Arranged by format
A disbound sketchbook belonging to Annie B. Stevenson contains roughly 80
pencil and ink sketches. There are also several rough drafts of stories written
|Box 6||Folder 1-3||Stories,
|Box 6||Folder 4-5||Sketches,
|Box 6||Folder 6-10||C. Misc. and printed material,
Includes newspaper clippings, calling cards, invitations, advertisements,
and playbills. Financial papers include receipts and shares of stock. In
addition, there is a Stevenson family history written on parchment, obituaries
for William T. Stevenson II and J. Greely Stevenson, a deed of tomb for Mt.
Auburn Cemetery, and a copy of a contract for alterations on a house for the
| D. Bound volumes,
A diary kept by J. Greely Stevenson from 1824-26 during his sojourn in Italy
and France contains descriptions of places he visited and his medical training
there. There is also a volume begun in 1832 which contains only a few medical
entries; this volume was later used as an account book. Two commonplace-books
kept by Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson and Marianne F. Stevenson, her sister,
contain newspaper clippings, poems, and pressed flowers. A letterbook from 1887
entitled "Selections" contains letters written to Margarett Stevenson Curtis
commemorating Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson's (her sister) death in 1887. Other
volumes include datebooks kept by Frances Greely Stevenson (1905-13) and an
anonymous account book, and book of essays.
|Box 7||Folder 1||J. Greely Stevenson diary,
|Box 7||Folder 2||Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson commonplace-book,
|Box 7||Folder 3||Anonymous essaybook,
|Box 7||Folder 4||Marianne F. Stevenson commonplace-book,
|Box 7||Folder 5||J. Greely Stevenson medical notes/account book,
|Box 7||Folder 6||Anonymous address book,
|Box 7||Folder 7||Anonymous account book,
|Box 7||Folder 8||Margarett S. Curtis letterbook (letters to),
|Box 7||Folder 9-12||Frances Greely Stevenson datebooks,
| II. Curtis Family papers,
|Box 8|| A. Curtis family papers,
1775-1906 (with gaps)
The earliest Curtis family correspondence is between Helena Pelham Curtis
and her brothers and sisters. There are also letters to and from James Freeman
Curtis while he was in prison in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the War of 1812
and while sailing in the Porpoise in 1821. The
bulk of the sub-series consists of letters written by the children of James
Freeman and Helena Pelham Curtis, mostly to one another, 1825-63. There is also
a typescript of testimony that James Freeman Curtis presented to a court
martial on 15 April 1814 about the cowardice of his companions on the
Chesapeake when it was taken by the British on 1
June 1813, and a 1906 typescript copy of a "Report of Commander James Ramage to
the Honorable Smith Thompson, Secretary of Navy, 20 January 1822" about James
Freeman Curtis' single-handed capture of a pirate ship in that year. (See James
Freeman Curtis’ log in the bound volumes for more information on his voyage in
search of pirates.) Papers from 1843-45 also include school essays and poems
written by William Stevenson Curtis.
| B. Greely Stevenson Curtis papers,
|Box 9|| 1. Greely Stevenson Curtis papers,
The bulk of this sub-series consists of correspondence written to family and
friends from 1851-58. During those years, Curtis travelled to Europe and Manila
and lived in San Francisco, Potters Barn, Calif., and Canada. At various times,
he worked as a sailor, an engineer, and a gold miner. [Greely Stevenson Curtis'
Civil War papers are arranged and described separately (see below).] Post-Civil
War correspondence includes letters he and his wife, Harriot Appleton Curtis,
wrote and received during a trip to Europe in 1864. The remainder of the
correspondence was written to his wife from trips he made with their children.
Other papers include school essays, documents relating to his appointments as a
special police officer and fire commissioner in Boston, his passport, and last
will and testament.
|2. Greely Stevenson Curtis Civil War papers,
| a. Correspondence,
2 boxes, 8 folders
Curtis' early Civil War correspondence consists of letters written during
training at Camp Andrew to his fiancee, Harriot Appleton. His letters chronicle
his march from Hagerstown, Md. to Harpers Ferry, Va. and include many
descriptions of camp life while with the 2nd Mass. Volunteer Infantry and the
1st Mass. Volunteer Cavalry. Included with the correspondence are two bound
volumes containing typescripts of many of the letters. This series also
contains letters from Charles F. Morse, Curtis' former colleague in the 2nd
Mass. Volunteer Infantry, describing marches and battles of that regiment after
Curtis transferred to the 1st Mass. Cavalry, specifically the first campaign
against Richmond, the Battle of Gettysburg, and Sherman's march on Atlanta.
Also included are transcripts of letters from E. A. Flint and Charles F. Adams,
Jr. and letters from Henry Higginson (formally of the 2nd Mass. Volunteer
Infantry and the 1st Mass. Volunteer Cavalry), 1863-64.
|Box 10||May 1861-1862
|Box 11||Folder 1-6||1863-1864
|Box 11||Folder 7||Typescripts, Greely Curtis to Harriot Appleton,
|Box 11||Folder 8||Typescripts, Greely Curtis to his mother and others,
|Box 11||Folder 9-10||b. Official papers,
| C. Bound volumes,
1817-1896 (with gaps)
A logbook kept by James Freeman Curtis describes several voyages he made
from 1817-24. In 1817-18, he commanded a trading voyage to Sweden aboard the
Helen. From 1821-22, Curtis sailed in the U.S.S.
Porpoise along the coast of the southern U.S. and Cuba in search of
pirates. After the schooner William Bayard was
captured by the Spanish at Boca Chica in 1822, Columbia, Curtis sailed the ship
back to New York for the owners; he subsequently commanded the ship for the
owners on several trading voyages. (See the ships’ logs database for more
detailed information on the log.) There is also a family scrapbook compiled by
Isabella Pelham Curtis and a school diary of Greely S. Curtis, 1846-47.
|Box 12||Vol. 1||Anonymous account book, n.d.
|Box 12||Vol. 2||James Freeman Curtis logbook,
|Box 12||Vol. 3||Greely Stevenson Curtis diary,
|Box 12||Vol. 4||Isabella Pelham Curtis family scrapbook,
|III. Appleton Family papers,
| A. Correspondence,
1802-1907 (with gaps)
The bulk of this series consists of correspondence written by Harriot Sumner
Appleton to her family and friends, especially her mother, Harriot Coffin
Sumner, and her fiance (and later husband), Nathan Appleton. The sub-series
includes a letter to Harriot from Charles Sumner (26 January 1839).
Correspondence from 1840-50 is from Nathan to his wife while he was serving in
the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Additional correspondents
include Amos Lawrence and Robert C. Winthrop. This series also contains the
childhood papers of Harriot Appleton Curtis prior to her marriage to Greely
Stevenson Curtis in 1863, including letters and school essays, primarily from
1853-58. (For Harriot's correspondence with Greely S. Curtis, see the Greely S.
|Box 15||Folder 1-2|| B. Miscellaneous,
Consists of newspaper clippings, calling cards, school exhibition and
theater programs, receipts, pencil sketches, copies of poems, and other
miscellaneous Appleton papers.
| C. Bound Volumes, n.d,
Includes the school diary of Harriot Sumner Appleton, 1811-17, which
describes school events and daily activities. There is also a collection of
stories written by Harriot Appleton Curtis in 1852, and other anonymous
|Box 15||Folder 3||Anonymous essaybook, n.d.
|Box 15||Folder 4||Harriot Coffin Sumner (Appleton) diary,
|Box 15||Folder 5||Anonymous notebook,
|Box 15||Folder 6||Harriot Appleton (Curtis) storybook,
|Box 15||Folder 7||Anonymous address book,
Curtis-Stevenson family papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in
the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers
desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should
search the catalog using these headings.
|Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915.
|Appleton, Harriot Coffin Sumner,
|Appleton, Nathan, 1779-1861.
|Curtis, Greely Stevenson, 1830-1897.
|Curtis, Harriot Appleton, 1841-1923.
|Curtis, James Freeman, 1797-1839.
| Morse, Charles F. (Charles Fessenden),
|Stevenson, Annie Brace, 1835-1917.
|Stevenson, Frances Greely, b. 1833.
|Stevenson, Hannah Elizabeth,
|Stevenson, Martha Curtis, 1830-1916.
|Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles),
|United States. Army. Massachusetts Cavalry
Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
|United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry
Regiment, 2nd (1861-1864)
|United States. Congress. House.
|United States. Navy.
|Europe -- Description and travel --
|Family history -- 1800-1849.
|Family history -- 1850-1899.
|Legislators -- United States.
|Medicine -- Study and teaching.
|United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
-- Medical care.
|United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
-- Personal narratives.
| United States -- History -- Civil War,
1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Massachusetts Cavalry, 1st
|United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
-- Regimental histories -- Massachusetts Infantry, 2nd Volunteers.
|United States -- History -- War of 1812 --
|United States -- History -- War of 1812 --
Prisoners and prisons.
| United States -- Politics and government --
|Voyages and travels.
Photographs from this collection have been removed to the Curtis-Stevenson
family photographs, ca. 1861-1907. Photo. Coll. 189.