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Samuel K. Gilman (circa 1819-1884) Papers

Samuel K. Gilman (circa 1819-1884) Papers

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SAMUEL K. GILMAN (circa 1819-1884) PAPERS, 1845-1884





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Gilman, Samuel K., ca. 1819-1884
Title:Samuel K. Gilman (circa 1819-1884) Papers
Dates:1845/1884
Quantity:0.75 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 flat file)
Abstract:The Samuel K. Gilman Papers contain prose, poetry, and lectures.
Collection Number:MSS 671

Series List


SERIES I. Works by Gilman
SERIES II. Other

Scope and Content Note

The Samuel K. Gilman Papers contain prose, poetry, and lectures. The majority of the collection appears to have been written by Gilman and focuses on the temperance movement. This collection has been divided into two series.


Series I. Works by Gilman contains either original works or works transcribed by Gilman. These items have either been signed by Gilman, or have been presumed to be by Gilman, as they are in the same handwriting as those items signed by Gilman. Included in this series are materials on temperance, including notes and lectures or part of lectures.


Series II. Other contains prose, poetry, and lectures that are not signed by their author; it is possible that they were written by Gilman. This series also contains correspondence, most of which are introduction letters recommending Gilman as a public speaker.


Biographical Sketch


Samuel K. Gilman was born in approximately 1819 to John K. and Abigail Gilman in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He was a trader, and appears to have enjoyed writing prose and poetry. Based on the material in this collection, it is possible that he had a career as a public speaker, and lectured on religious topics and the temperance movement. He married Lucy A. M. Wilson, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Wilson, in 1848. Gilman may have died in 1884 (Ancestry.com).


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Lectures and lecturing
Poetry
Temperance
Newburyport (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Samuel K. Gilman (circa 1819-1884) Papers, MSS 671, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Bryant F. Tolles in 1985.

Processing Information

Collection processed by D. M. Spencer, June 1978. Updated by Hilary Streifer, January 2018.


Related Material


Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.


Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.


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