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B.P. (Benjamin Penhallow) Shillaber, 1814-1890

Collection number: MS 60

Size: 5 items (0.10 cu.ft.)

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber Correspondence, 1856-1887, MS 60, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

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)