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Augustus Mendon Lord collection

Scope & content

The Lord collection consists of approximately 130 letters, autographs, and other items for the period 1778-1908. Nothing is known about Rev. Lord's collecting activities or rationale, particularly his specific interest in autographs. Most of the letters in the collection are from members of Congress. Many of these are directed to Henry C. Bowen, and some are addressed to other residents of Providence. Evidence on many of the items suggests that the collection was once mounted in a scrapbook, but no documentation of the original scrapbook order of the items survives.