Guide to the Letters of Sherman E. Burroughs, 1914 - 1916Manuscript MS-1085

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Title:

Guide to the Letters of Sherman E. Burroughs, 1914 - 1916

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1085

Collection Dates:

1914 - 1916

Size of Collection:

1 box (1.5 linear feet)

Abstract:

Sherman Everett Burroughs, Dartmouth College Class of 1894, New Hampshire social activist, attorney, and United States Congressman 1917-1923. Born 1870, died 1923. Contains typewritten letters and lists of names dated May 15, 1914 to May 26, 1917. Documents Burroughs' involvement with child welfare, women's rights and Republican Party issues.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Sherman Everett contains 422 bound carbon copies of correspondence, dated May 15, 1914 to December 5, 1916 and an additional file of 20 separate typewritten letters and lists of names, dated May 9 to 26, 1917. These letters from the years immediately preceding Burroughs' election to the U.S. House reflect his commitments to children's welfare, women's rights, the Republican Party, and the settling of his uncle Henry M. Baker's estate. Burroughs corresponded with many notable political figures, including New Hampshire Governor Rolland Spaulding and Senator Jacob H. Gallinger.

Biography

Sherman Everett Burroughs (1870-1923), Dartmouth Class of 1894. US Congressman from New Hampshire (1917-1923). Burroughs studied law at Columbian University in Washington, DC and was involved in a number of social welfare endeavors in NH before his election to Congress, including orphaned children and women's suffrage. Burroughs was President of the New Hampshire Children's Aid and Protective Society as well as being a trustee of the Concord Orphans Home.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1914-1917

Contains 422 bound carbon copies of correspondence, dated May 15, 1914 to December 5, 1916 and an additional file of 20 separate typewritten letters and lists of names, dated May 9 to 26, 1917.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

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