B.P. (Benjamin Penhallow) Shillaber, 1814-1890

Collection number: MS 60
Size: (5 items) (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890)

Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, humorist, newspaperman, and poet, was born in Portsmouth, NH in 1814. He moved to Boston, MA in 1833, where he became a journeyman printer. He worked as a printer and editor of several papers, including the Carpet Bag, a humorous weekly, and also authored several works of poetry and prose. He is perhaps best known for the popular tales of his fictional character Mrs. Partington.

About the Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber Correspondence (1856-1887)

Three letters from B.P. Shillaber written between 1856 and 1887. Also included in the collection is an engraved image of Shillaber and an undated letter from his daughter.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber Correspondence, 1856-1887, MS 60, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

  • Purchased: James Lowe Autographs, Dec. 5, 1977 (Accession number: 7726)
  • Howard S. Mott Inc., Nov. 15, 1982 (Accession number: 8224)
  • David J. Holmes, Jan. 6, 1987 (Accession number: 8663)


Letters & Postcards