Collection number: MS 60
Size: 5 items
About Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber
Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber, humorist, newspaperman, and poet, was born in Portsmouth,
NH in 1814. He moved to Boston, MA in 1833, where he became a journeyman printer.
He worked as a printer and editor of several papers, including the Carpet Bag, a humorous
weekly, and also authored several works of poetry and prose. He is perhaps best known
for the popular tales of his fictional character Mrs. Partington.
About the Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber Correspondence
Three letters from B.P. Shillaber written between 1856 and 1887. Also included in
the collection is an engraved image of Shillaber and an undated letter from his daughter.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as
stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Identification of item], Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber Correspondence, 1856-1887,
MS 60, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: James Lowe Autographs, Dec. 5, 1977 (Accession number: 7726)
Howard S. Mott Inc., Nov. 15, 1982 (Accession number: 8224)
David J. Holmes, Jan. 6, 1987 (Accession number: 8663)