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Guide to the Houghton Family Correspondence

MSN/EA 5036

 

Collection Summary

Title: Houghton family correspondence
Dates: 1832-1850
Collection No.: MSN/EA 5036
Creator: Houghton family
Creator: Houghton, Henry O. (Henry Oscar), 1823-1895
Extent: 76 letters; 1 container; .5 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A group of 76 letters written by or to members of the William and Marilla Clay Houghton family of Vermont, Massachusetts, Alabama, and elsewhere, 1832-1850. Included are 43 letters directed to printer/publisher Henry Oscar Houghton, when the latter was in his teens and 20s.

Selected Search Terms

Houghton family
Houghton Mifflin Company--History
Printing--United States--History--19th century--Sources
Alabama--History--19th century--Sources
University of Vermont--History

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Houghton Family Correspondence, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Houghton Family Correspondence was purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2013, from Michael Brown Rare Books of Philadelphia (List 120, Item 23). Arranged and described 2014, by Zoe Thrumston. Finding aid 2009, by Zoe Thrumston and George Rugg.

Biographical Note

The present papers relate to the family of Captain William Houghton (1774-1863) and Marilla Clay Houghton (1780-1858), who were married on 11 February 1802 and settled in Lyndon, Vermont. William Houghton was a tanner, who seems never to have established himself in the trade; by the time the family moved to Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont in 1818 he was working mostly as a farmhand. The couple had twelve children, eleven of whom survived to adulthood, with dates of birth ranging from 1802 to 1825. The family subsequently lived in Bradford, Vermont and Nunda, Livingston County, New York (1839), by which time most of the children were pursuing their own livlihoods, some with conspicuous success. In later years William and Marilla lived with their son William, Jr. at Nunda, and with their son Henry in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The following are the children of William and Marilla Houghton:

1. Stella Houghton Scott (1802-1844): left Vermont for Alabama to teach school, and settled in Tuscaloosa following her marriage (1830) to David Scott, a successful merchant and manufacturer.

2. Harriet Houghton Tyler (1804-1853): married Barton Tyler in Vermont in 1831; settled in Alabama.

3. Diantha Houghton (1806-1842): moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the 1830s; never married.

4. William Houghton, Jr. (1808-1874): settled in Nunda, New York, where he operated a boot and shoe store (m. Amarilla Martin, 1833).

5. James Clay Houghton (1810-1880): studied at Dartmouth College and Hartford Theological Seminary; ordained a Congregational minister 1839/40. Held pastorates in Vermont and Massachusetts (m. Julia Morton, 1840).

6. Albert Gallatin Houghton (1812-1880): left for Alabama in 1833 and ended up settling in Wetumpka, where he was engaged in cotton and general merchandising. Returned North after the Civil War, joined his brother Henry Oscar Houghton in the publishing firm Hurd & Houghton (m. Maria Otis, 1838; Harriet Otis, 1844).

7. Daniel Clay Houghton (1815-1860): held degrees from the University of Vermont (1840) and Wesleyan (1843); Presbyterian clergyman, settled in Brooklyn (m. Rosanna Corliss, 1840; Juliana Alton, 1842).

8. Justin Houghton (1817-1844): married Mary Pardee, ca. 1841; settled in Alabama.

9. Martha Maria Houghton Hancock (1819-1851): married Joseph W. Hancock, a teacher, in 1846, and settled in Saratoga Springs, New York. Left for missionary work among the Sioux, 1849.

10. Henry Oscar Houghton (1823-1895): born on 30 April 1823 in Sutton, Caledonia County, Vermont. At age 13 he began an apprenticeship at the Burlington Free Press, where his older brother Daniel was then working. Entered the University of Vermont in 1842 and graduated in 1846. He subsequently found work in Boston in the printing trade, as a compositor with S. N. Dickinson and as a proofreader with Freeman & Bolles. Over the period 1849-1852, with capital borrowed mainly from family members, he bought our Freeman and Bolles, establishing the printing house H. O. Haughton and Company, whose facility in Cambridge became known as the Riverside Press. Over the course of the 1850s the firm prospered, most notably through an annually renewed contract with the publisher Little, Brown. The cancellation of this contract led Houghton into the publishing business, as partner in the firms Hurd & Houghton (1864), Houghton, Osgood & Co. (1878), and Houghton, Mifflin & Co. (1880). Houghton's firms published the Atlantic Monthly for more than 20 years, and he held the copyrights (and stereotype plates) for the works of the major New England authors. Houghton Mifflin was incorporated in 1908, 13 years after H. O. Houghton's death.

11. Marilla Houghton Gallup (1825-1894): graduated from Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1846; served as an educator at several female seminaries before founding, with her husband Dr. John Chester Gallup (m. 1858), Houghton Seminary at Clinton, New York (1861).

Scope and Content Note

All the letters in the collection are directed to one (or more) of six Houghton family members: William Houghton, his wife Marilla Clay Houghton, and children Diantha, Maria, Henry Oscar, and Marilla. Forty-two of the letters are directed to Henry, mostly in Burlington, Vermont (1839-1846) or Cambridge/Boston (1846-1850). Another 26 letters are directed to William and/or his wife, in Vermont (1832-1837), Nunda, New York (1839-1841), and Dana, Massachusetts (1846-1850). Forty-seven of the letters were written by eight of the eleven Houghton children, most notably Albert (17 letters), Daniel (9), Maria (7), James (4), and Marilla (4). There are 2 letters of Henry Oscar Houghton. There are also 28 letters written by other family members, friends, and business acquantances. Content is primarily personal, with much on life in the South (from the many family members who moved to Alabama) and much with a bearing on education. The letters to Henry Oscar Houghton include several pieces of early business correspondence, up to the establishment of the printing firm Bowles & Haughton in 1849.

Arrangement Note

The collection consists of one series, Letters. Materials are arranged chronologically, one item per folder.

Container List

  • Series 1: Letters 
    • Folder 1 (MSN/EA 5036-1) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Sutton, Vermont, 1832 August 9. ALS, 5 pages (including 2 cross-hatched pages) on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
      Written as a student at Wilbraham Academy. 
      • Folder 2 (MSN/EA 5036-2) Letter: E. J. Rose, Nunda, New York, to Maria Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1833 November 10-19. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
        • Folder 3 (MSN/EA 5036-3) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Marilla Clay Houghton and Diantha Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1834 August 30. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
          • Folder 4 (MSN/EA 5036-4) Letter: Anna Michaelson, Lyndon, Vermont, to Diantha Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1835 April 19-21. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
            • Folder 5 (MSN/EA 5036-5) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Diantha and Marilla Clay Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1835 March 26. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
              • Folder 6 (MSN/EA 5036-6) Letter: James C. Houghton, Amherst, Massachusetts, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1835 December 3. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                • Folder 7 (MSN/EA 5036-7) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Diantha and Marilla Clay Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1836 February 4. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                  Describes his return trip to Tuscaloosa from Boston. 
                  • Folder 8 (MSN/EA 5036-8) Letter: Daniel C. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1836 June 12-13. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                    • Folder 9 (MSN/EA 5036-9) Letter: Elizabeth Prescott, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1836 July 17. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                      The author is the recipient's niece. 
                      • Folder 10 (MSN/EA 5036-10) Letter: James C. Houghton, Westmoreland, New Hampshire, to William Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1837 September 2. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                        • Folder 11 (MSN/EA 5036-11) Letter: Diantha Houghton, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Henry O. and Marilla Houghton, Bradford, Vermont, 1837 December 8. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                          • Folder 12 (MSN/EA 5036-12) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, New York, New York, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Nunda Valley, New York, 1839 March 16. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                            • Folder 13 (MSN/EA 5036-13) Letter: Diantha Houghton, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to Maria Houghton, Nunda, New York, 1839 April 16. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                              • Folder 14 (MSN/EA 5036-14) Letter: Daniel C. Houghton, Montpelier, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1839 May 9. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                • Folder 15 (MSN/EA 5036-15) Letter: Maria Houghton, Nunda, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1839 August 7. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                  • Folder 16 (MSN/EA 5036-16) Letter: William Houghton, Jr., Nunda, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1839 September 5. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                    • Folder 17 (MSN/EA 5036-17) Letter: Daniel C. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Nunda, New York, 1839 October 21. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                      • Folder 18 (MSN/EA 5036-18) Letter: Daniel C. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Nunda, New York, 1839 December 6. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                        • Folder 19 (MSN/EA 5036-19) Letter: Ira G. Wisney, Nunda, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Wyoming, New York, 1840 June 13. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                          • Folder 19A (MSN/EA 5036-19A) Letter: Daniel C. and Henry O. Houghton. Burlington, Vermont, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Nunda, New York, [1839-1840]. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet, with integral address leaf. Front leaf of bifolium (pages 1-2) lacking.
                                            • Folder 20 (MSN/EA 5036-20) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Nunda, New York, 1841 August 8. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                              • Folder 21 (MSN/EA 5036-21) Letter: J. M. Bull, Burlington, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Charlotte, Vermont, 1843 January 19. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                • Folder 22 (MSN/EA 5036-22) Letter: Joseph W. Hancock, Middlesex, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1843 July 31. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                  The author is the future husband of Martha Maria Houghton, the recipient's sister (m. 1846). 
                                                  • Folder 23 (MSN/EA 5036-23) Letter: P. B. Wilcox, St. Albans, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1843 July 28. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                    • Folder 24 (MSN/EA 5036-24) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to Henry O. Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1844 February 7. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                      • Folder 25 (MSN/EA 5036-25) Letter: Diantha Metcalf, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1845 February 13. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                        The author is the recipient's sister. 
                                                        • Folder 26 (MSN/EA 5036-26) Letter: Marilla Houghton, South Hadley, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1845 May 7. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                          • Folder 27 (MSN/EA 5036-27) Letter: James G. Houghton, Hartford, Connecticut, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1845 July 2. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                            • Folder 28 (MSN/EA 5036-28) Letter: Albert G, Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to William Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1845 July 29. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                              • Folder 29 (MSN/EA 5036-29) Letter: Daniel Houghton, Le Roy, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1845 September 30. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                • Folder 30 (MSN/EA 5036-30) Letter: Maria Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1845 December 13. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                  • Folder 31 (MSN/EA 5036-31) Letter: S. C. Long, Marian, Indiana, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1846 January 12. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                    • Folder 32 (MSN/EA 5036-32) Letter: John W. Hancock, Saratoga Springs, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1846 May 2. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                      • Folder 33 (MSN/EA 5036-33) Letter: Daniel Houghton, Granby, Massachusetts, to William Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1846 May 8. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                        • Folder 34 (MSN/EA 5036-34) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1846 May 20. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                          • Folder 35 (MSN/EA 5036-35) Letter: A. W. Brown, New York, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1846 June 15. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                            • Folder 36 (MSN/EA 5036-36) Letter: William White, Johnson, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1846 July 10. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                              • Folder 37 (MSN/EA 5036-37) Letter: Maria Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Burlington, Vermont, 1846 July 25. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                • Folder 38 (MSN/EA 5036-38) Letter: Maria Houghton Hancock, Saratoga Springs, New York, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1846 August 24. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                  Written following her marriage to J. W. Hancock. 
                                                                                  • Folder 39 (MSN/EA 5036-39) Letter: Daniel C. Houghton, Le Roy, New York, to Marilla Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1846 August 28. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                    • Folder 40 (MSN/EA 5036-40) Letter: Eliza W. Chamberlain, Roxbury, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1846 September 12. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                      • Folder 41 (MSN/EA 5036-41) Letter: "Sister Jane", Burlington, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1846 October 7. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                        • Folder 42 (MSN/EA 5036-42) Letter: Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1846 November 23. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                          • Folder 43 (MSN/EA 5036-43) Letter: Eliza W. Chamberlain, Burlington, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1847 March 19. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                            • Folder 44 (MSN/EA 5036-44) Letter: Fyler, [?], Springfield, Massachusetts, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1847 April 18. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                              • Folder 45 (MSN/EA 5036-45) Letter: Marilla Houghton, Rochester, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1847 May 9. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                • Folder 46 (MSN/EA 5036-46) Letter: W. J. Brakenridge, Ware, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1847 June 7. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                  • Folder 47 (MSN/EA 5036-47) Letter: Maria Houghton, Saratoga Springs, New York, to Wiliam and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1847 September 20. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                    • Folder 48 (MSN/EA 5036-48) Letter: Maria Houghton, Saratoga Springs, New York, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1847 October 12-26. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                      • Folder 49 (MSN/EA 5036-49) Letter: Eliza W. Chamberlain, Burlington, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1847 December 22. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                        • Folder 50 (MSN/EA 5036-50) Letter: Marilla and Maria Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Charlotte, Vermont, 1848 February 1. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                          • Folder 51 (MSN/EA 5036-51) Letter: Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1848 February 14. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                            • Folder 52 (MSN/EA 5036-52) Letter: Daniel Houghton, Batavia, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1848 March 22. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                              • Folder 53 (MSN/EA 5036-53) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, New York, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1848 March 27. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                • Folder 54 (MSN/EA 5036-54) Letter: J. W. Hancock, Saratoga Springs, New York, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1848 April 1. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                  • Folder 55 (MSN/EA 5036-55) Letter: Daniel Houghton, Batavia, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1848 April 29. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                    • Folder 56 (MSN/EA 5036-56) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1848 October 20. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                      • Folder 57 (MSN/EA 5036-57) Letter: Chauncey Goodrich, Montpelier, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1848 October 21. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                        • Folder 58 (MSN/EA 5036-58) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1848 November 29. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                          • Folder 59 (MSN/EA 5036-59) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1849 January 24. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                            • Folder 60 (MSN/EA 5036-60) Letter: Marilla Houghton, Rochester, New York, to Henry O. Houghton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1849 February 27-March 1. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                              • Folder 61 (MSN/EA 5036-61) Letter: Chauncey Goodrich and T. Fletcher, Burlington, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1849 March 18. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                • Folder 62 (MSN/EA 5036-62) Letter: Maria Houghton Hancock, Saratoga Springs, New York, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1849 March 31. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                  • Folder 63 (MSN/EA 5036-63) Letter: Horace M. Severance, Andover, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1849 May 9. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                    • Folder 64 (MSN/EA 5036-64) Letter: Buchannon Canall and Co., New Orleans, Louisiana, to Henry O. Houghton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1849 May 18. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                      • Folder 65 (MSN/EA 5036-65) Letter: Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington, Vermont, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1849 August 19. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                        • Folder 66 (MSN/EA 5036-66) Letter: Joseph W. Hancock, Saratoga Springs, New York, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1849 September 9. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                          • Folder 67 (MSN/EA 5036-67) Letter: Eliza W. Chamberlain, Westminster, Massachusetts, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1849 September 23. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                            • Folder 68 (MSN/EA 5036-68) Letter: L. B. Fifield, Amherst, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1849 September 27. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                              • Folder 69 (MSN/EA 5036-69) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1849 October 25. ALS, 1 page on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                                • Folder 70 (MSN/EA 5036-70) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1849 November 8. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 71 (MSN/EA 5036-71) Letter: James C. Houghton, Middle Haddam, Connecticut, to William and Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1849 November 19. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 72 (MSN/EA 5036-72) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to Henry O. Houghton, Boston, Massachusetts, 1849 December 2. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 73 (MSN/EA 5036-73) Letter: Albert G. Houghton, Wetumpka, Alabama, to Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, 1850 January 15. ALS, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 74 (MSN/EA 5036-74) Letter: Marilla Clay Houghton, Dana, Massachusetts, to Henry O. Houghton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1850 February. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 75 (MSN/EA 5036-75) Letter: Rufus Haywood, East Jaffrey, New Hampshire, to Henry O. Houghton, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1850 November 1. ALS, 1 page1 on 1 folded sheet, with integral address leaf.