Collection number: MS 6
Size: 1 item
About Joseph W. Sanborn
Joseph Woodman Sanborn was born on March 10,1801 in New Hampton, N.H. and died on
Aug. 9, 1868 in Bridgewater, MA. He resided for some time at Benicia, California where
his sons died. He was a cordwainer in 1850, resided at “Sanborn’s Corner” in a house
that stood at the N.E. corner of Hancock and East Squantum Streets in Quincy, MA.
The house was demolished about 1918-20.
About the Joseph W. Sanborn Letter
Four page letter written from Benicia, California to his brother Thomas in Sanbornton,
N.H. on Christmas Day, 1864. Sanborn discusses the war-time politics of his native
New Hampshire and also writes about New England newspapers and of his changed attitudes
concerning abolitionism and slavery.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.
Joseph W. Sanborn Letter, Dec. 25, 1864, MS 6, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Chesapeake Galleries, March 20, 1980 (Accession number: 7949)