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Guide to the Martha J. Lamb Papers
1756-1892 (Bulk 1876-1892)
  MS 362

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 26, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I. Magazine of American History, 1883-1893, undated.

Subseries 1. Submissions, 1883-1892, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, "Minor Topics," documents, prints. Bulk is articles. Arranged alphabetically by contributor. Letters and envelopes that accompanied these submissions remain with them. Many have Lamb's editorial comments added (usually on envelope). Further correspondence regarding submissions (follow ups, corrections, etc.) are filed in Subseries 2. Contributors include Frederick Law Olmsted on parks and landscape gardening, historian William Leete Stone, and postmaster-general Horatio King.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Submissions, A -- B
1889-1892, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Submissions, Ca -- Ch
1891-1892, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Submissions, Cowley
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Submissions, Co -- D
1885-1892, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Submissions, Este
Undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Submissions, F -- G
1883-1891, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Submissions, H
1883-1891, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Submissions, J
1885-1887, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Submissions, K
1883-1885, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Submissions, L -- M
1885-1890, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Submissions, N -- O
1883-1889, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Submissions, P
1886-1890, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Submissions, R
1883-1889, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Submissions, S
1883-1892, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Submissions, Stone
1890, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Submissions, T -- We
1885-1892, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Submissions, Wh -- Wo
1883-1889, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Submissions, Unidentified
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Submissions, Unidentified
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Submissions, alienated envelopes
1886-1892, undated
Subseries 2. Letters received from readers and contributors, 1883-1892, undated

Scope and Contents note

Arranged by sender. Includes letters regarding published articles (corrections, comments), magazine subscriptions and copies, queries, replies to queries, notes, and contributors' follow-up correspondence regarding their submissions.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Letters received, A
1886-1892
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Letters received, B
1883-1892
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Letters received, C
1883-1892
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Letters received, D
1883-1892, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Letters received, E -- G
1883-1892, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Letters received, H -- I
1884-1892, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Letters received, J -- K
1883-1892, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Letters received, L -- M
1884-1892, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Letters received, N -- P
1883-1892, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Letters received, R
1883-1892, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Letters received, S
1883-1892
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Letters received, T -- V
1888-1892, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Letters received, W
1887-1892
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Letters received, Unidentified
1883-1892, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Alienated envelopes
1885-1892, undated
Subseries 3. Letters received, re: MAH production matters, 1884-1892, undated

Scope and Contents note

Arranged by sender. Includes letters from publishing trade associates regarding printing, engraving, advertising in MAH, and journal exchange. Also letters from employment seekers and advertisements/ circulars sent to   MAH.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Letters received, re: printing, engraving, advertising, employment
1884-1892, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Letters received, re: journal exchange. Also advertisements/ circulars, portrait catalog
1892, undated
Subseries 4. Letters sent (copies/drafts), 1883-1891, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes a small number of copies and drafts of Lamb's responses to the above letters. For further copies of responses, see the seven letterbooks for the Magazine of American History in the Manuscript Department (call phrase: BV  Magazine of American History). These letterbooks cover April 4, 1884 -- Dec. 1892. Each volume contains an index.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Letters sent, copies/drafts; also empty envelopes, MAH
1883-1891, undated
Subseries 5. Notes and clippings, 1886, 1892, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes and newspaper clippings about various historical societies' events for the magazine's "Societies" section, advertising, and a few of Lamb's drafts of notes and queries for publication.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Notes and clippings re: societies
1892, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Lamb re: MAH advertising, notes and queries
1886, undated

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