Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Henry A. S. Dearborn Collection, 1801-1850

Finding aid created by
Philip Heslip, April 2010

Summary Information
Title: Henry A. S. Dearborn collection
Creator: William L. Clements Library
Inclusive dates: 1801-1850
Bulk dates: 1814-1850
Extent: 158 items
Abstract:
The Henry A. S. Dearborn collection (156 items) contains the correspondence of the Massachusetts politician and author Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, son of the Revolutionary War General, Henry Dearborn. The papers largely document his career as the collector of the Boston Customs House and include letters from prominent government officials in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1942-2009. M-436, M-462, M-618, M-1027, M-1126, M-1383, M-1626, M-1888, M-1910, M-2012, M-2662m, M-2701a, M-4758.5.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the "We the People" project.

Preferred Citation:

Henry A. S. Dearborn Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Arrangement

This collection is organized chronologically with undated items at the end.


Biography

Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn (1783-1851) was born to Dorcas Osgood and Henry Dearborn, the famous Revolutionary War figure and Secretary of War under Jefferson. He graduated from William & Mary in 1803 and practiced law in Salem, Massachusetts. In 1806, he was appointed superintendant of new fort construction in Portland, Maine. During the War of 1812, Dearborn served as brigadier general of the local militia, and served as collector of customs in Boston until his removal in 1829, during the Jackson administration. He held several offices in local government, such as state representative from Roxbury, member of the Governor's Council, and delegate to the state constitutional convention, and served one term in the U. S. House of Representatives (1831-1832). Dearborn was appointed adjutant general of Massachusetts from 1834 to 1843, and was elected mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1847, a position he held until his death in 1851. In addition to his political pursuits, Dearborn was president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and was the author of several books. He died in Portland, Maine, in 1851.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Henry A. S. Dearborn collection (158 items) contains the correspondence of the Massachusetts politician and author, Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn. The bulk of the letters document Dearborn's career as the collector at the Boston Customs House. Dearborn corresponded with government officials in Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. These letters largely concern his management of the customs department and political matters. Of particular interest are 22 letters from the French émigré, Louis Dampus, which constitute a case history of customs problems (May to November 1814). Most of these are in French. Also of interest are 11 letters between Dearborn and Thomas Aspinwall, United States consul to London. They discussed exchanging political favors, purchasing books in London, and, in the July 11, 1817 letter, President James Monroe's tour of New England and the North West Territory.

Other notable letters to Dearborn include those written by the following people:

  • James Leander Cathcart, United States diplomat, on the state of commerce on the Black Sea and his career as a diplomat with the Ottomans (June 8 and 12, 1818).
  • Fiction writer and scholar William S. Cardell, regarding his election as member of American Academy of Language and Belles Lettres (October 30, 1821).
  • Colonel Nathan Towson, paymaster general of the United States, on John C. Calhoun's political fortunes as a presidential candidate and the political ramifications of raising taxes (December 22, 1821).
  • Harvard University Overseer and Massachusetts Senator, Harrison Gray Otis, on "St. Domingo's" (Hispaniola) terrain, agriculture, export potential, its white and black populations, and its importance, as a trade partner, to the French. Otis supported bolstering the United States' trade relationship with the island (January 17, 1823).
  • Nathaniel Austin, regarding an enclosed sketch of "Mr. Sullivan's land," located near Charlestown, Massachusetts (April 13, 1825).
  • Federalist pamphlet writer, John Lowell, about his illness that him unable to contribute to [Massachusetts Agricultural Society] meetings (June 5, 1825).
  • Massachusetts Senator, James Lloyd, concerning funding the building of light houses in the harbor at Ipswich, Massachusetts (April 11, 1826).
  • H. A. S. Dearborn to state senator and later Massachusetts governor, Emory Washburn, regarding the American aristocracy. He accused the Jackson administration of putting "the Union in jeopardy,” and dishonoring the Republic with an “unprincipled, ignorant and imbecile administration" (May 22, 1831). Dearborn also summarized many of his ideas on the political and social state of the Union.
  • Abraham Eustis, commander of the school for Artillery Practice at Fort Monroe, commenting that the "dissolution of the Union is almost inevitable. Unless you in Congress adopt some very decided measures to counteract the federal doctrines of the Proclamation, Virginia will array herself by the side of South Carolina, & then the other southern States join at once" (December 27, 1832).
  • The botanist John Lewis Russell, about a charity request for support of the Norfolk Agricultural Society (February 6, 1850).

The collection contains several personal letters from family members, including three from Dearborn's mother, Sarah Bowdoin Dearborn, while she was in Lisbon, Portugal (January 29 and 30, 1823, and January 27, 1824); two letters from his father, General Henry Dearborn (May 25, 1814, and undated); and one from his nephew William F. Hobart (November 8, 1822).

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Alexandria (Va.)
    • American Academy of Language and Belles Lettres.
    • Baldwin Loammi, 1780-1838.
    • Baltimore (Md.)
    • Black Sea Region--Commerce.
    • Black Sea Region--Foreign relations--Turkey.
    • Boston (Mass.)
    • Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850.
    • Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
    • Cohasset (Mass.)
    • Customs administration--United States.
    • Customhouses--Massachusetts.
    • Fort Monroe (Va.)
    • Frankford (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    • Hingham (Mass.)
    • Hispaniola.
    • International trade.
    • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
    • Lisbon (Portugal)
    • Local government--Massachusetts.
    • Massachusetts--Politics and government.
    • Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture.
    • Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
    • New York (N.Y.)
    • Norfolk Agricultural Society.
    • Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Romp (Ship)
    • Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
    • Salem (Mass.)
    • Turkey--Foreign relations--Black Sea Region.
    • United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
    • United States--Politics and government--1783-1865.
    • Washington (D.C.)
    • Worcester (Mass.)
    • Wrentham (Mass.)
    Contributors:
    • Aspinwall, Thomas, 1786-1876.
    • English, George Bethune, 1787-1828.
    • Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844.
    • Binney, Amos, 1778-1833.
    • Bishop, Abraham, 1763-1844.
    • Bryant, Foster.
    • Cardell, William S. (William Samuel), 1780-1828.
    • Cathcart, James L. (James Leander), 1767-1843.
    • Colman, Henry, 1785-1849.
    • Dampus, Louis.
    • Davis, John, 1787-1854.
    • Dearborn, H. A. S. (Henry Alexander Scammell), 1783-1851.
    • Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829.
    • Dearborn, Sarah Bowdoin, 1762-1826.
    • Erving, George William, 1769-1850.
    • Eustis, Abraham, 1786-1843.
    • Everett, Edward, 1794-1865.
    • Everett, Melatiah.
    • Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849.
    • Greene, Charles W.
    • Lincoln, Levi, 1782-1868.
    • Lloyd, James, 1769-1831.
    • Lowell, John, 1769-1840.
    • Lufborough, Nathan.
    • Mercer, Charles Fenton, 1778-1858.
    • Otis, Harrison Gray, 1765-1848.
    • Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864.
    • Ripley, James Wolfe, 1794-1870.
    • Russell, John Lewis, 1808-1873.
    • Stark, Caleb, 1804-1864.
    • Towson, Nathan, 1784-1854.
    • Upham, Charles Wentworth, 1802-1875.
    • Van Deventer, Christopher, 1788-1838.
    • Washburn, Emory, 1800-1877.
    Genre Terms:
    • Circular letters.
    • Letters (correspondence)
    • Memorandums.
    • Site plans.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
     
    Correspondence [series]
    Box   1 Folder   1
     June 29, 1801 (Boston): George Erving to General Henry Dearborn
     
     March 29, 1804 (Treasury Department): Circular from Albert Gallatin
     
     March 16, 1811 (Treasury Department): Gabriel Duval to Henry Alexander Scrammell Dearborn (hereafter H. A. S. Dearborn)
     
     May 21, 1814 (Newport): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 25, 1814 (New York): Henry Dearborn to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 26, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 27, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 3, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   2
     June 7, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 11, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 13, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 15, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     July 4, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     July 25, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     August 9, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     August 13, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   3
     August 21, 1814: Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     August 26, 1814: Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     September 10, 1814: Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     September 14, 1814: Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     September 27, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 18, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 20, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 4, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   4
     November 8, 1814 (Boston): Louis Dampus to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 12, 1814 (Boston): J. F. A. du Argonil to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 6, 1814 (Washington): Nathan Lufborough to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 14, 1814 (Boston): J. F. A. du Argonil to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     March 15, 1815: James Wilkinson to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 15, 1815 (Hartford, Connecticut): Memorandum from George W. Hight
     
     May 14, 1816 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
     
     May 22, 1816 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
     
     October 27, 1816 (Brinley Place): H. A. S. Dearborn to Captain C. Moore
     
     November 21, 1816 (Roxbury): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
    Box   1 Folder   5
     January 6, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 7, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 10, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 11, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 14, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 17, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   6
     January 18, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel. Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 20, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 21, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 23, 1817 (Roxbury): Joseph Morton to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 23, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 24, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 29, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   7
     January 30, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 31, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     February 6, 1817 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     February 6, 1817 (Boston): John Parker to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     February 20, 1817 (Washington D. C.): John Law to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     March 14, 1817 (Boston): J. Putnam to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     March 15, 1817 (New York): David Gelston to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     March 17, 1817 (Boston): J. Putnam to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   8
     March 30, 1817: S. Clark to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 1, 1817 (Salem): D. C. to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 15, 1817 (Boston): Bill of Lading for Brig Romp
     
     June 6, 1817 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
     
     June 11, 1817 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
     
     November 14, 1817 (Alexandria, Virginia): W. Z. Simms to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 28, 1817: Charles W. Greene to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 20, 1817 (Boston): [Samuel Theyers] to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   9
     June 8, 1818 (Washington D. C.): James Leander Cathcart to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 12, 1818 (Washington D. C.): James Leander Cathcart to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     July 8, 1818 (London): Colonel Thomas Aspinwall to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 15, 1819 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
     
     July 6, 1820 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to [illegible]
     
     August 17, 1821 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     August 23, 1821 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     August 27, 1821 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   10
     August 28, 1821 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 30, 1821 (Boston): William Samuel Cardell to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 22, 1821 (Frankford, Pennsylvania): Nathan Towson to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 4, 1822 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
     
     November 8, 1822 (New York): Nephew William F. [Hobart] to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 17, 1823 (Boston): William Gray to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 29, 1823 (Lisbon): Sarah Bowdoin Dearborn to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 30, 1823 (Lisbon): Sarah Bowdoin Dearborn to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   11
     September 16, 1823 (Worcester, Massachusetts): Levi Lincoln to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 4, 1823 (Lisbon): Captain George Gibbs to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 27, 1824 (Lisbon): Sarah Bowdoin Dearborn to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 3, 1824: William [Helt] to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 26, 1824: George Bethune English to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     July 27, 1824 (Boston): Amos Binney to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     August 9, 1824 (Hanover, New Hampshire): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     March 9, 1825 (Boston): Daniel R. Sheafe to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   12
     April 1, 1825 (Marblehead, Massachusetts): William B. Adams to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 13, 1825 (Charlestown, Massachusetts): Nathaniel Austin to Colonel Charles Turner
     
     April 13, 1825 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 13, 1825 (Boston): Nathaniel Tracy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 1825 (Charlestown, Massachusetts): Plot of land by Mystic River Charles Brown to Thomas Hooper
     
     June 5, 1825: John Lowell to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   13
     June 13, 1825 (New Haven): Abraham Bishop to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 13, 1825 (Cohasset, Massachusetts): [illegible] to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 22, 1825 (Boston): Edward Dillingham Bangs to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 5, 1825 (Boston): Edward Dillingham Bangs to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 5, 1825 (Boston): Edward Dillingham Bangs to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 7, 1825 (Boston): Edward Dillingham Bangs to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 1825: Amos Binney to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 11, 1826 (Washington D. C.): James Lloyd to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   14
     May 1, 1826 (New York): Nathan Thompson to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 22, 1826: Calvin Baker to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 30, 1827 (Washington D. C.): Edward Everett to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     February 5, 1827 (Boston): Partially printed document certifying the import of green tea to Port of Boston and Charlestown from China, by Sargent & Brooks. SIgned by Dearborn
     
     March 23, 1827 (Boston): L. D. Webber to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 23, 1827 (Boston): Robert Farley to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 22, 1827 (Washington): Edward Everett to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   15
     March 28, 1829 (Salem): Henry Colman to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 5, 1829 (Roxbury): C. Hickling to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     February 1, 1830 (Roxbury): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
     
     February 6, 1830 (New York): John Jay Jerome to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 26, 1830 (Harvard University): Josiah Quincy to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 15, 1830 (Washington D. C.): Edward Everett to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 6, 1830 (Roxbury): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
    Box   1 Folder   16
     February 8, 1831 (Charlestown, Massachusetts): John Wade to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     March 30, 1831: Otis, Harrison Gray to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 22, 1831 (Roxbury): H. A. S. Dearborn to Emory Washburn
     
     February 26, 1832 (Washington D. C.): H. A. S. Dearborn to Miss Wickliffe
     
     May 15, 1832 (Washington D. C.): Charles Fenton Mercer to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 23, 1832 (Wrentham, Massachusetts): Melatiah Everett to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 5, 1832 (Alexandria, Virginia): Charles [Howle] to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 7, 1832 (Wrentham, Massachusetts): Melatiah Everett to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   17
     December 27, 1832 (Fort Monroe): Colonel Abraham Eustis to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 21, 1833 (Boston): Samuel Dow, Jr., to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 24, 1833 (Baltimore): H. F. [Dickehut] to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     February 4, 1833 (Philadelphia): Nicholas Biddle to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 16, 1833 (Boston): Stephen Brown to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 23, 1833 (B&O Rail Road Company): Copy W. Raymond to Samuel Sweet
     
     May 1833: Isaac [Trumble] to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     September 11, 1834 (New York): Josiah James to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   18
     January 28, 1835 (Salem): William H. West to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     February 7, 1835 (Salem): J. P. Sanders to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 5, 1836 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall
     
     February 18, 1839 (Boston): H. A. S. Dearborn to Colonel J. J. Abent
     
     June 30, 1841 (Boston): John Davis to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 19, 1842 (North Dunbarton, New Hampshire): Caleb Stark to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     September 7, 1843: Robert Farley to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 11, 1843 (Springfield): Major James W. Ripley to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   19
     December 27, 1843: Robert Farley to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 10, 1844 (Boston): Robert Farley to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     September 17, 1845 (Salem): Charles W. Upham to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     January 27, 1846 (New York): American Review Office to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 9, 1846 (Boston): Late Major Hall to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 17, 1846 (Merchant Magazine Office): J. W. Moore to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     March 27, 1847 (New York): American Review to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     April 26, 1877 (New York): J. B. Carroll to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     May 29, 1847 (New York): J. Lawrence Smith to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   20
     October 11, 1847 (Office of the "Torch Light of American Labor"): Foster Bryant to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     October 27, 1848 (Boston): Thomas Jackson to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 18, 1848 (Boston): George William Bond to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     November 22, 1848 (Boston): Thomas Jackson to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     December 24, 1848 (Roxbury): Charles K. Dillaway to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     June 28, 1849 (Boston): William A. Wellman to H. A. S. Dearborn
     
     February 6, 1850 (Hingham, Massachusetts): John Lewis Russell to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Box   1 Folder   21
     Undated: Guillaume Rangel
     
     Undated: unattributed
     
     Undated: Henry Dearborn to H. A. S. Dearborn
    Additional Descriptive Data
    Related Materials

    The following Clements Library collections contain material related to Henry A. S. Dearborn (1783-1851):

    • Appleton-Aiken papers: 8 letters from Sarah Bowdoin Dearborn to Elizabeth Appleton: July 8, 1812 to December 3, 1819.
    • Loammi Baldwin papers: 48 letters from Dearborn.
    • Book Collectors collection: a letter from John Gorham Palfrey to Dearborn: December 27, 1830.
    • Benjamin Bussey papers: 3 letters from Dearborn to Bussey: April 14, 1819; April 14, 19, 1828; and December 27, 1847.
    • Lewis Cass papers: a letter from Cass to Dearborn: April 12, 1833.
    • Duane Norman Diedrich collection: a letter from Henry Dearborn to his son, Henry A. S. Dearborn: March 15, 1807.
    • Charles Morris papers: two letter from Morris to Dearborn, April 16, 1813; May 28, 1834.
    • The Winfield Scott papers: 3 letters from Scott to Dearborn: August 20, 1822; December 27, 1840; and March 20, 1843.
    • The Joseph Story papers: 9 letters from Dearborn.
    • The War of 1812 collection: 8 letters from Henry Dearborn including one addressed to his son Henry A. S. Dearborn: July 14, 1806; April 19, 1808; October 20, 1808; September 5 and 28, 1812; July 11, 13, 1813; December 23, 1814.

    The Clements Library also has collections with material related to General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829):

    • Bloomfield-Pike letterbook contains copies of letters sent to Major General Henry Dearborn.
    • David Harris collection: Thomas Tinger to Major General Henry Dearborn, January 10, 1813
    • The James Taylor papers include 4 letters written to Henry Dearborn.
    • Hubert S. Smith Naval collection: 3 letters from Major General Henry Dearborn to William Bainbridge (December 23, 1824, October 30, 1826, and August 15, 1831).
    Bibliography

    The following items speeches and books, written by Henry A. S. Dearborn, are held at the Clements Library:

    Putnam, G. An address, delivered before the city government and citizens of Roxbury: on the life and characters of the late Henry A.S. Dearborn, mayor of the city. September 3d, 1851. Roxbury: Norfolk county journal press. Thomas Prince, 1851.