Skip to main content
Microfilm

Fast Facts

Media: 4 reels of 35mm microfilm
Format: Guide free with collection
Coverage Date: 1831-1912

Get Started

CONTACT US

  • Share

Overview

This collection covers the achievements of Sargent as a journalist and Whig politician, and discloses the depth of accurate detail attributable to a literary mind. Approximately half of the set contains correspondence with such people as Millard Fillmore, Horace Greeley, Henry Clay, and others. There are also letters from William Cullen Bryant and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Sargent's interest in Harvard University, his involvement in various legal cases and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning the Civil War and the abolition of slavery add an important historical dimension to Sargent's writings.

Titles from the Massachusetts Historical Society Collections may be purchased by individual reel.

Related Products

Microfilm

A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

Learn More

Microfilm

A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

Learn More

Microfilm

A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

Learn More

Blog

When Hurston Had a (Mule) Bone to Pick with Hughes

Did Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to compromise with Langston Hughes secure her literary legacy?

Learn More

The Hidden History of Segregation in Libraries

Authors Wayne and Shirley Wiegand talk about a little-known chapter in the Civil Rights Movement.

Learn More