Guide to the Papers of James Brackett, 1800 - 1805Manuscript MS-1158

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Guide to the Papers of James Brackett, 1800 - 1805

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1158

Collection Dates:

1800 - 1805

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)


James Bracket, lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1805. Consist of family correspondence and Dartmouth College pamphlets, as well as a family narrative by James W. Wheaton.

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Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

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Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of James Brackett consist of family correspondence with his brother Joseph Warren Brackett, his mother Mary Weeks Nye Bracket, and his sister Martha Brackett as well as his and Joseph's Dartmouth College "oration" and poem pamphlets. A narrative written by James W. Wheaton, Dartmouth College Class of 1953, entitled "Letters to a Dartmouth Son" is also included.


James Brackett graduated from Dartmouth College in 1805. He studied law and practiced in Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., New York.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1800-1805

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letters from James Brackett and his brother Joseph Warren Brackett to their sister Martha Brackett., 1805
  • Folder: 2, James Brackett's poetry diary, Dartmouth College, 1801
  • Folder: 3, Letters from Mary Weeks Nye Brackett and her daughter Martha to son and brother James Brackett, 1802-1804
  • Folder: 4, Letter from Joseph Warren Brackett to sister Martha, 1800
  • Folder: 5, "Oration Pronounced In the Chapel, Dartmouth College on the Fourth of July 1805 Being the Twenty-Ninth Anniversary of American Independence by James Brackett, Member of the Senior Class", 1805
  • Folder: 6, "The Ghost of Law and Despotism. A Poem, Delivered Before The Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, At Their Anniversary, August 23, 1803 by J. Warren Brackett", 1803

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