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Waldo Thompson correspondence
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- Nicholson, Howard B.
- Tillinghast, Caleb Benjamin
- Thompson, Waldo
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Waldo Thompson was born in 1813 and was part of the New England Genealogical Society. Thompson was the author of "Swampscott: historical sketches of the town". The book, published in 1885, provides a historical overview of Swampscott, a town located in northeastern Massachusetts.
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Fonds contains two letters, both of which thank Thompson Waldo for providing a copy of his book, "Swampscott: historical sketches of the town". One letter is from C.B. Tillinghast, Acting Librarian at Boston, dated August 18, 1884 and the other is from Howard B. Nicholson, a librarian at Bodleian at the University of Oxford, dated November 19, 1889.
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Received as part of the Verbeke Collection which was purchased in 1969.
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Revised by PH in October 2018.
Reviewed by DR January 2019.