Benjamin Bussey collection  1767-1872 (bulk 1800-1847)
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Thornton, T. Plakins. Cultivating Gentlemen: the Meaning of Country Life among the Boston Elite, 1785-1860. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

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Benjamin Bussey Thatcher was the son of Samuel Thatcher, and a nephew of Ebenezer Thatcher, both colleagues of Bussey. The Clements holds five historical monographs written by Thatcher.

The Archives of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University has a Benjamin Bussey Collection.

The Massachusetts Historical Society also has a small collection of Bussey letters: Letters received by Benjamin Bussey,1797-1864; bulk: 1797-1830.


Hunt, Freedman. "Sketches of Distinguished Merchants No. 4--Benjamin Bussey." The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review. Vol. 42. New York: F. Hunt, 1842.

Wilson, Mary Jane McClintock. Master of Woodland Hill :Benjamin Bussey of Boston (1757-1842). Lansing, Michigan: the author, 2006.