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John Lee (1813-1879) Papers

John Lee (1813-1879) Papers

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JOHN LEE (1813-1879) PAPERS, 1842-1877





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:Lee, John, 1813-1879
Title:John Lee (1813-1879) Papers
Dates:1842/1877
Quantity:.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection consists of John Lee's diary and an account book containing his legal business and farm accounts.
Collection Number:MSS 10

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two items created by John Lee: an account book and a diary. The account book covers the years 1842 until 1877, and contains not only accounts of Lee's legal business but also his farm accounts. The diary, which covers the years 1869 until 1870, describes Lee's legal business, the daily management of his farm, family, and local news. The diary is #20 in a set of diaries that were kept by Lee. Other volumes of Lee's diaries are owned by the Manchester Historical Society, in Manchester, Massachusetts.


Biographical Sketch

John Lee was born December 6, 1813, the son of Andrew and Fanny Lee, in Manchester, Massachusetts. He was a selectman, town clerk, and a Massachusetts State Representative to the General Court from 1847 until 1848, and in 1868. He was also a lawyer for the town of Manchester. John died in 1877.


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.

Lee, John, 1813-1879
Account books
Diaries
Farms
Lawyers
Manchester (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

John Lee (1813-1879) Papers, MSS 10, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on December 1, 1980. The account book was purchased on August 19, 1996 (acc # 1996.033).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jane E. Ward, July 1997. Updated by Hilary Streifer, September 2014.


Related Material


Burnett, Francis. Index to the Microfilm of the Diaries of John Lee, 1813-1879: and Account Books of Andrew Lee, 1790-1841. 1979.


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