Guide to the Joseph W. Sanborn Letter, Dec. 25, 1864

Collection number: MS 6
Size: (1 item) (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Joseph W. Sanborn

Joseph Woodman Sanborn was born on March 10,1801 in New Hampton, N.H. and died on Aug. 9, 1868 in Bridgewater, MA. He resided for some time at Benicia, California where his sons died. He was a cordwainer in 1850, resided at "Sanborn's Corner" in a house that stood at the N.E. corner of Hancock and East Squantum Streets in Quincy, MA. The house was demolished about 1918-20.

About the Joseph W. Sanborn Letter

Four page letter written from Benicia, California to his brother Thomas in Sanbornton, N.H. on Christmas Day, 1864. Sanborn discusses the war-time politics of his native New Hampshire and also writes about New England newspapers and of his changed attitudes concerning abolitionism and slavery.

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Preferred Citation

Joseph W. Sanborn Letter, Dec. 25, 1864, MS 6, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Chesapeake Galleries, March 20, 1980 (Accession number: 7949)