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

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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Martha J. Lamb papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1756-1892 (Bulk 1876-1892)
Abstract: The Martha J. Lamb Papers contain a variety of material relating mostly to Lamb's professional life as historian, author, and editor. Much of this collection pertains to Lamb's tenure as editor of the Magazine of American History (1883-1893) including submissions, letters from readers and contributors, and correspondence dealing with internal production matters. The collection also contains letters received by Lamb regarding her work as an historian and author, a journal (1878-1879), and material for a number of Lamb's articles and addresses, including clippings, reviews, drafts, notes, correspondence, and proofs, and drafts of her  History of the City of New York. Material in this collection also relates to activities of the Huguenot Society of America, various historical societies, scientific organizations, trade groups, social clubs, and the charitable societies of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church. In addition, the papers contain poetry, notes, financial and genealogical material, ephemera, visual material, and artifacts.
Quantity: 7.5 Linear feet (18 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: The documents in this collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 362