Amos Adams Lawrence Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814-1886
Amos Adams Lawrence papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 5 reels

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Biographical/Historical note

Amos Adams Lawrence was a Boston merchant, textile manufacturer, and philanthropist.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains five reels of microfilm consisting of Amos Lawrence's personal and business correspondence, legal papers, accounts, political tickets, newspaper clippings and other papers related to Lawrence's business, political, educational, and charitable interests. Subjects include New England Emigrant Aid Company; slavery; politics and education in Kansas, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts; New England manufacturing, the tariff; and national politics. Correspondents include George S. Boutwell, John Brown, Edward Cooke, Henry J. Gardner, Charles Hale, Edward E. Hale, Henry Lee, Robert M. Mason, S. C. Pomeroy, Charles and Sara T. D. Robinson, George Sumner, and Henry Wilson.

(Michigan State University., Honhart, F. L., Jude, S. P., Howard, S. R., & Zito, A. (1976). A guide to the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections. East Lansing, MI: publisher not identified.)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction and publication restricted, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Location of Originals

Amos Adams Lawrence Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215, USA.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • New England Emigrant Aid Company. -- Chronological subdivision--1857-1859;
  • United States. Land Grant Act of 1862.


  • Account books
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Commercial correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Microfilms

Geographic Name(s)

  • Kansas -- Politics and government
  • Massachusetts -- Politics and government
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century
  • Wisconsin -- Politics and government

Personal Name(s)

  • Boutwell, George S., (George Sewall), 1818-1905
  • Brown, John, 1800-1859
  • Gardner, Henry J., (Henry Joseph), 1819-1892
  • Hale, Edward Everett, 1822-1909
  • Mason, Robert M., (Robert Means), 1810-1879
  • Pomeroy, S. C., (Samuel Clarke), 1816-1891
  • Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894
  • Robinson, Sara T. L., (Sara Tappan Lawrence), 1827-1911
  • Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875


  • Education -- Massachusetts
  • Education -- Wisconsin
  • Slavery -- United States
  • State universities and colleges -- United States
  • Textile industry -- Connecticut
  • Textile industry -- Massachusetts
  • Textile industry -- New Hampshire

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Reproduction Note

Microfilm. Boston Massachusetts Historical Society, 1967. 5 reels ; 35mm.

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Collection Inventory


5 reels of microfilm