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Laighton Family Papers, 1855-1939

Title: Laighton Family Papers, 1855-1939

Creator: Laighton, Oscar, 1839-1939
Laighton, Albert, 1829-1887

Creator Role: Author

Accession / Call Number: 2009.007

Object ID: 2009.007

Date: 1855-1939

Physical Description: 1 box ; 0.42 linear feet

Scope and Content: The Laighton Family Papers is a collection of materials related to the Laighton cousins: Albert and Oscar. The collection includes a scrapbook, correspondence, poetry, ephemera, and some photographs. Albert Laighton's scrapbook contains holograph and printed poems as well as letters to him from family members and other poets. The scrapbook has been disassembled and placed in folders. It includes letters from Thomas B. Aldrich, James T. Fields, William Dean Howells, Albert Leighton, Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, Celia Laighton Thaxter, and John Whitten.

Subjects: Poetry, Scrapbooks

Locations: Isles of Shoals, ME and NH
Portsmouth, NH

People: Thaxter, Celia Laighton, 1835-1894, Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920, Shillaber, Benjamin Penhallow, 1814-1890, Laighton, Oscar, 1839-1939, Laighton, Albert, 1829-1887

Credit Line: Gift of the Dorothy M. Vaughan Estate.

Restrictions: Available for research.

Level Description: Collection

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