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FRANKLIN B. SANBORN PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 51 Catharine A. Cram
June 10, 1852

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 6/10/1852, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: her thoughts on Ariana Walker; expected visit from sister Sarah Cram.

Box: 1 Fold: 52 Catharine A. Cram
November 15, 1852

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 11/15/1852, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: recent illness; prospective tea party; Ariana Walker; her work as schoolteacher, which is "hard but pleasant;" and her colleague/husband Mr. Folsom.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Catharine A. Cram
February 18, 1853

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 2/18/1853, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: apologies for the "difficult days" she experienced during a recent visit by Sanborn and his sister Helen; good luck wishes for a prospective lecture by Sanborn at Exeter; recent lecture by Mr. Tyler, a friend of Mr. Folsom's, on the "inner man and outer world." Also mentions Mr. Parker (Theodore Parker); and Mr. Folsom's reading a new edition of Margaret (Margaret Fuller?).

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Catharine A. Cram
March 13, c.1853

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 3/13/1853?, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: walking to Exeter to hear a sermon by Mr. Parker (Theodore Parker).

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Catharine A. Cram
November 28, 1853

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 11/28/1853, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: letter from Sarah Cram; news of Sanborn's brother Charles, and of Ariana Walker; mentions "new developments in spiritualism" (but does not elucidate). Includes enclosed ANS addendum.

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Catharine A. Cram
December 14 1853

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 12/14/1853, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: eye strain problems; letter from Ariana Walker; news of Sarah Cram and other friends.

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Catharine A. Cram
December 29, 1853

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 12/29/1853, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: news of various friends; Christmas festival; Ariana Walker.

Box: 1 Fold: 57.1 Catharine A. Cram
May 2, 1854

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated , with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: thanks to Sanborn for sending plants; death of John Abbott; travel of John Cram to Chicago.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Catharine A. Cram
October 27, 1854

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 10/27/1854, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: condolences after death of Ariana Walker; visit from Helen (Sanborn's sister?).

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Catharine A. Cram & Sarah T. Cram
December 15, 1854

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 12/15/1854, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: birthday greetings to Sanborn; ordination of Mr. Conway (Moncure Conway?); and finding a memento of Ariana Walker for Helen (Helen M. Sanborn?).

Includes 2 ALS from Sarah T.(?) Cram (dated 12/15/1854). Includes references to death of Ariana Walker.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 Catharine A. Cram
March 7, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 3/7/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: matter of Jacob's scholarship; news of friend Mary Ann Peabody; relapse of Abbott; the unfortunate loss of some money by Mrs. Abbott's family; the poor condition of Catharine Cram's eyes.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 Catharine A. Cram
April 15, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 4/15/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: plans for meeting Sanborn; her sewing circle; visit from Fanny Caldwell; illness of Sarah Cram.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Catharine A. Cram
April 22, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 4/22/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: illness of Sarah Cram with scarlet fever; dissolution of plans to meet in Springfield (proposed in previous letter of 4/15/1855) because of the illness.

Includes appended note by Catharine Cram passing along a message from Sarah Cram: "...to say that it was not because (Sanborn) would hear Mr. Parker (Theodore Parker) that she wished (he) would not go to Boston but because (he) would do so much more good to stay in Concord, that the interests of (Sanborn's) school demanded it..."

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Catharine A. Cram & Sarah Cram
April 25, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 4/25/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram and Sarah Cram. References include: Sarah Cram's recent bout with scarlet fever; disappointment at the postponed visit to Springfield to see Sanborn, "George & Sarah (George and Sarah Walker) and the dear children...and seeing the first flowers on dear Anna's (Ariana Walker) grave...".

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Catharine A. Cram & Sarah Cram
May 23, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 5/23/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram and Sarah Cram. References include: housekeeping chores; Sarah Cram's recent illness and continued recuperation; engagement and marriage of Helen (Helen Moore?); news of Ednah Littlehale.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Catharine A. Cram & Sarah Cram
June 5, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 6/5/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram and Sarah Cram. References include: continued illness of Sarah Cram; illness of Aunt Mary Ann; happiness of Helen (Helen Moore?) living in Petersborough and whose husband speaks 5 languages.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Catharine A. Cram & Sarah Cram
June 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 6/15/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: illness of Sarah Cram; Martha's return; John Cram; visit by Mary Francis Littlehale.

Includes separate ALS (dated 6/12/1855) from Sarah Cram. References include: reminiscences of Ariana Walker; Ednah Littlehale.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Catharine A. Cram
June 28, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 6/28/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: continued serious illness of Sarah Cram; health of Aunt Abby; letter from George (George Walker?).

Box: 1 Fold: 68 Catharine A. Cram
July 12, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 7/12/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: continued illness of Sarah Cram; seeing Bliss (Willard Bliss?) on the day of the anniversary of the Golden Branch; address by Jacob on the latter occasion; visit of Mrs. Nealley (nee Sarah Dodge); news that Lizzie Nealey may be engaged to Mr. Decker.

Box: 1 Fold: 69 Catharine A. Cram
August 22, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 8/22/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram and Sarah Cram. References include: thanking Sanborn for his recent visit; reminiscences of Ariana Walker; improvement in health of Sarah Cram.

Box: 1 Fold: 70 Catharine A. Cram & Sarah Cram
September 23-24, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 9/23/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. Includes ALS (dated 9/24/1855) from Sarah Cram. References include: cough/throat complaint of Sarah Cram; other family news about Susie, Georgie, Fritz; looking forward to a future visit from Sanborn; thoughts of Ariana Walker; "new happiness" of Ednah (Ednah Littlehale); Mr. Cheney's illness;.

Box: 1 Fold: 71 Catharine A. Cram
October 7, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 10/7/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: illness of Sarah Cram which prevents her from leaving home: "She occupies the parlor now - the couch which Anna (Ariana Walker) did so long..."

Box: 1 Fold: 72 Catharine A. Cram
October 10, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 10/10/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: visit from George (George Walker?) down from Lowell; continued illness of Sarah Cram suffering from an inflammation of the right lung.

Box: 1 Fold: 73 Catharine A. Cram
October 14, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 10/14/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: description of sick room of Sarah Cram and the progress of her illness.

Box: 1 Fold: 74 Catharine A. Cram
October 17, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 10/17/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: illness of Sarah Cram.

Box: 1 Fold: 75 Catharine A. Cram & Hannah Stevenson
September-November 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 11/9/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: news about illness of Sarah Cram and thanks to Sanborn for sending flowers. Encloses ALS (dated 9/2/1855) from Hannah Stevenson sending condolences regarding death of Ariana Walker.

Box: 1 Fold: 76 Catharine A. Cram & Sarah Cram
November-December 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 11/14/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: improved health of Sarah Cram; departure of Lizzie Littlehale for Exeter; news of Helen (Helen Sanborn?) and Miss Caldwell.

Includes ALS (dated 12/24/1855) from Sarah Cram. References include: gratitude to Sanborn for his many kind letters during her long illness; her sense of peace despite poor health; memories of Ariana Walker; reading "The Song of Hiawatha," by Longfellow and "Nicholas Nickleby," by Dickens, etc.; news of Ednah Littlehale, Aunt Mary Ann's health.

Box: 1 Fold: 77 Catharine A. Cram
November 20, 1855

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 11/20/1855, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: thanks to Sanborn for sending flowers to the invalid Sarah Cram; invitation to Sanborn to dine on Thanksgiving day along with Mr. Folsom.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Catharine A. Cram
April 20, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 4/20/1856, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: fluctuations in health of Sarah Cram; visit from Lizzie Littlehale and Mary Frank; illnesses of other friends Mr. Cheney and Ellen Frank; news of Mr. Bridge settled at the parsonage; meeting of the sewing circle; delight of Mr. and Mrs. Cram (Catharine's parents) at hearing Mr. Parker (Theodore Parker) speak at Exeter; prospective marriage of Lizzie Knight (sp?).

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Catharine A. Cram
May 18, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 5/18/1856) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: illness of Sarah Cram and Aunt Mary Ann; Martha's case of the measles; writing a letter to Mr. Folsom; the poor condition of her eyesight.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Catharine A. Cram
June 15, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 6/15/1856, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: securing a college scholarship for Jacob; continued illness of Sarah Cram.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Catharine A. Cram
June 25, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 6/25/1856) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: progress of Sarah Cram, not now in so much pain and enjoying the season's strawberries; visit from Miss Caldwell; tea with Sanborn's mother Lydia Leavitt and sister Helen Sanborn.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Catharine A. Cram
July 1, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 7/1/1856, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: serious downturn in illness of Sarah Cram.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Catharine A. Cram
July 6, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 7/6/1856, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: continued fainting spells of Sarah Cram; suggested visit from Sanborn before the latter fails altogether: "I feel that her decline will be rapid - I pray that you may see her here again..."

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Catharine A. Cram
July 25 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 7/25/1856 to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: progress of Sarah Cram's illness; news of Helen Wall; honors garnered by Jacob at college.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Catharine A. Cram
August 20, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 8/20/1856, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: her own illness.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Catharine A. Cram
September 1, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 9/1/1856, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: her arrival at Westford (from which the letter was written) to convalesce from recent illness; news of Jacob and Frank, and of Mr. Folsom and Mr. Ripley.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Catharine A. Cram
September 21, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 9/21/1856, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: her arrival at home in Hampton Falls after a sojourn in Westford (see letter of 9/1/1856), bringing with her "little Jacob Abbot"; people she visited while away including Sanborn, Sarah, Jacob and Horatio, as well as Caty Abbot; news of George (George Walker?) who was not well due to "having ridden too much on horseback before breakfast and so had dyspepsia badly"; death of Sarah Cram; death of Mr. Cheney; hearing a good sermon by Mr. Bridge; hopes that "Sarah's (Sanborn's sister?) neck is not troubling her still"; mention that "Your mother and Helen (Sanborn's sister) are well."

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Catharine A. Cram
October 19, 1856

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 10/19/1856 , with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: presidential election campaign and candidacy of John C. Fremont (1813-1890); hearing good speeches by Mr. Stone and Prof. Hoyt (J.G. Hoyt?); reminiscences of Sarah Cram; plans to visit Boston; poor mental health of Aunt Elizabeth; good sermon by Mr. Bridge; mention of Jacob intending to teach in the winter and enjoying Cambridge, and of seeing Helen (Helen Sanborn?) very little.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Catharine A. Cram
February 2, 18?

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 2/2/18?, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: Sanborn's recent visit with Ariana Walker; Catharine's activities with Mr. Folsom.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Catharine A. Cram
September 26, 18?

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 9/26/18?, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: thanking Sanborn for sending a copy of (Tennyson's?) "In Memoriam"; poor health of Sarah Cram.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Catharine A. Cram
November 23, 18?

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 11/23/18?) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: news that Ariana Walker is in Springfield; Sanborn at school in Exeter and meeting with Bliss (Willard Bliss?); the "passionate" character of Mr. Folsom; the appearance of a guest minister whom Mr. Willard invited to preach, "...a Restorationist-Unitarian-Universalist...so homely that I (Catharine Cram) could not look at him..."; hearing a lecture by Mr. Woodbury on Martin Luther and his wife Catharine, the former apparently "...attached by beauty of person rather an extraordinary powers of mind..."; news of her cousin John who is not, after all, to be married.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Catharine A. Cram
undated

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated "Monday, P.M.") to Franklin B. Sanborn from Catharine A. Cram. References include: her prospective trip to Boston to see eye specialists; necessity of Sarah Cram's leaving Ariana Walker to return home; the added burden of caring for Lizzie Littlehale; news of Mr. Folsom.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Catharine A. Cram
undated

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated "Thursday morn") to Franklin B. Sanborn and Ariana Walker from Catharine A. Cram, offering comfort during Miss Walker's illness.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 N.P. Cram
July 2, 1854

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 7/2/1854) to Franklin B. Sanborn from N.P. Cram. References include politics.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Sarah Sanborn
February 9, 1850

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 2/9/1850, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Sarah Cram. References include: description of her school studies; her excellent teacher Mr. Wheeler; mention of reading circles; her sister Catharine (Cate) Cram; Ariana Walker.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Sarah Cram
February-March 1851

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (dated 2/28/1851 & 3/30/1851, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Sarah Cram. References include: taking her school examinations in Latin and algebra; spending vacation time with Cate (Catharine A. Cram); encouragement of Mr. Wheeler and Aunt Catharine to study German and later her ability to do some translating; mention of her dear friend Ariana Walker.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Sarah Cram
April 20, 1851

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 4/20/1851, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Sarah Cram. References include: thanks to Sanborn for his previous letter: "...I have a very strong love for reading letters and always find myself reading the latter part very slowly to lengthen the enjoyment..."; Sanborn's hearing a sermon by Mr. Parker (Theodore Parker); the slavery issue; Sanborn's plans for college; Sarah Cram's current school studies and readings, which she informs do not include Tennyson.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Sarah Cram
May 6, 1852

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 5/6/1852) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Sarah Cram. References include: receiving letters from Ariana Walker; advice to Sanborn on his relations with Ariana Walker; hearing sermons by Mr. Bridge and Mr. Mann, the latter's "subject was the discipline of waiting" which reminded Sarah of Sanborn's situation; description of the seasonal weather and scenery at Windham; her sadness at Sanborn's imminent departure from Exeter to Cambridge.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Sarah Cram
Postmarked August 18, 1852

DESCRIPTION: ALS (postmarked 8/18/1852 , with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Sarah Cram. References include: Sanborn's success at Cambridge (Harvard College); visit from "Uncle and Aunt L"; Mr. Folsom; lack of interesting people at Windham; anticipation of a visit from "Uncle and Aunt Walker."

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Sarah Cram
December 19, 1852

DESCRIPTION: ALS (dated 12/19/1852, with envelope) to Franklin B. Sanborn from Sarah Cram. References include: recent visits from Sanborn and Cate (Catharine Cram), as well as from Mr. Folsom; Sanborn's visit to Ariana Walker; George Walker; hearing a sermon from Mr. Bond of Dover; her latest readings including Thackeray's "Vanity Fair"; feeling "old" at the age of twenty-one.

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