Guide to the Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber Correspondence, 1856-1887
Collection number: MS 60
About Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890)
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.
About the Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber Correspondence (1856-1887)
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
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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)