Papers of Mercy O. Warren, author and patriot from Mass., contain loose correspondence (1709-1841) and her letterbook containing copies of her outgoing letters from 1770-1800. Loose correspondence includes letters among her husband James and sons Winslow, George, Henry, and Charles, and with Samuel A. Otis, Benjamin Lincoln, Elbridge Gerry, and James Freeman. Recipients of her letterbook copies include Abigail and John Adams, Martha Washington, Catherine Macaulay, and members of her family. Among the topics covered are Warren's opinions on the political climate before, during, and after the Revolution; brewing hostilities with England; news of the Revolution, especially to her son Winslow while he was abroad; the formation of a new government; state politics, in particular her husband's career; and her political satires, dramas, and other writings.
(cont'd) Also included in the collection are Winslow Warren's letters home and journals kept while in France (1781-83) and Portugal (1784-85), fragments of her dramatic writings, and copies of her poems.
On microfilm, 2 reels, P-20.
Winslow Warren letters and journals (1781-85) on microfilm, 1 reel, P-355.
Unpublished guide in the Library.
All items are individually described in the MHS manuscript catalog.