Guide to the Letters of Dwight Foster, 1797 - 1802Manuscript MS-1206

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Guide to the Letters of Dwight Foster, 1797 - 1802

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1206

Collection Dates:

1797 - 1802

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear feet)


Contains 20 letters from Benjamin J. Gilbert and Daniel Gilbert to Massachusetts Congressman Dwight Foster.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

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Access to Collection


Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Dwight Foster (1757-1823). Congressman and Senator from Massachusetts. Contains 17 letters from Benjamin J. Gilbert, a Hanover, NH Lawyer and supporter of Dartmouth College. The letters discuss conditions at Moor's School, family, international relations (particularly related to the XYZ affair), Senator William Blount's impeachment, the Griswold-Lyon brawl and fallout and Thomas Jefferson's election to the presidency.


Dwight Foster (1757-1823). US Representative and Senator from Massachusetts.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Letters, 1797-1802

Letters from Benjamin J. Gilbert.

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1791-1802

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letters, 1797
  • Folder: 2, Letters - January-March, 1798
  • Folder: 3, Letters - May-June, 1798
  • Folder: 4, Letters - July, December, 1798
  • Folder: 5, Letters, 1799
  • Folder: 6, Letters, 1801
  • Folder: 7, Letters, 1802

Series 2, Daniel Gilbert, 1798

Contains letters from Daniel Gilbert to Dwight Foster.

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1797-1802

Access Restrictions


Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letters - Daniel Gilbert, 1798

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