Guide to the The Miscellany Collection, circa 1890s

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
The Miscellany Collection
circa 1890s
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in The Miscellany Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

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Subject Headings

  • Topical Terms
    • Newspapers--Massachusetts--East Dennis.

Biographical Information

The Miscellany was a weekly Democratic, Freesoil, and Whig journal published in East Dennis, Mass.

Scope and Content

Collection includes letters to the editor and editorials in the weekly newspaper devoted to reforms, morals, education, temperance, and politics.


Folder 1: Letters to the editor, circa 1890s
Folder 2: Editorials, circa 1890s

Processing Information

Finding aid by Abbie Minard and Amelia Holmes, July 2018 with additional description by Sarah Lerner in September 2018 and Teddy Leane in June 2021.

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