Gideon Hollister papers, 1850-1906

Hollister, G. H. (Gideon Hiram), 1817-1881


1.88 linear ft.
Manuscripts and documents regarding Hollister's books; drafts of some of his poems; correspondence, including letters to his wife, Mary Brisbane Hollister and such figures as William A. Buckingham and William H. Seward. Letters written by Hollister in Haiti give detailed accounts of the turbulent events which took place there. Collection also includes ms. draft of his History of Santo Domingo on which he was working at the time of his death; correspondence and literary work of Mary Brisbane Hollister; documents relating to their son, John Brisbane Hollister; materials concerning treatment of the insane; currency and documents relating to Haiti; and newspaper clippings.
Lawyer, historian and author; served as U.S. minister to Haiti, 1868-1869. Perhaps best known for his History of Connecticut published in 1855; also published several books of fiction and poetry.
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Conn.
This entry replaces NUCMC MS 74-378.
Collection open for research.
Information on literary rights available in the repository.
Materials in English.

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