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Henry T. Osborne correspondence


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Henry T. Osborne (1868-1896) was a civil engineer and member of Weare Monthly Meeting, New Hampshire. He was the son of Lindley Hoag Osborne and Lucy Thorndike Osborne and corresponded with younger brother, Charles (1865-1923) and Alfred (1874-1951) while employed by John P. Titcomb, a Massachusetts civil engineer and surveyor.

Letters primarily from Henry T. Osborne (1868-1896), a civil engineer and member of Weare Monthly Meeting, New Hampshire. The letters are to family and friends at home, most from Amesbury, Massachusetts, where he worked as a surveyor with John P. Titcomb (1891-1932). The family was involved in temperance and peace concerns. Henry's letters mention P. T. Barnum and his Universalist faith, visiting the sites in Philadelphia in 1892 with his brother Charles who was a student at Haverford College and attending Twelfth Street Meeting where he remarked on women wearing traditional bonnets. The collection includes two letters written in 1891 by J. P. Titcomb in which he writes about surveying projects in Amesbury.

Arranged chronologically in two folders

Purchase, 2011.

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Susanna Morikawa
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