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Isaac Story Papers, 1795-1801

Identifier: 118
This collection comprises two letters to Isaac Story, one from George Washington and one from Thomas Jefferson. Washington’s letter, written in 1795, thanks Story for copies of his sermons. Jefferson’s letter, from 1801, discusses the transmigration of souls.


  • Majority of material found in 1795-1801


Language of Materials


Access to Collection

This collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this collection are believed to be in the public domain. However, it is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.


1 Linear Feet

1 Files

2 Items


Isaac Story was born in 1749. He was minister of the Second Congregational Church of Marblehead in Marblehead, Massachusetts, from 1771-1802. Story was acquainted with and corresponded with several of the founding fathers, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Story died in 1816.

Organization of Collection

Two items arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

According to notes accompanying the collection, items in this collection were donated by Frances W. Story.

Processing Information

Processed by Lillian Weitzman in June and July, 2016 under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy.


Finding Aid to the Isaac Story Papers, 1795-1801 118
Lillian Weitzman under the supervision of Alyssa Pacy.
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Cambridge Public Library
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Cambridge MA 02138 USA