Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 518. Full text of Sears family documents can be accessed by clicking "Additional Files" below. Shaker manuscript hymnal commenced by Polly Ann Smith in 1848; copy book of Shaker Chauncey E. Sears, 1840-1870, which includes occasional original poems and essays by Sears as well as short examples of popular and historical authors; an 1829 letter from Rufus Bishop that extols the moral virtues of the Shakers; historical and genealogical information about the Sears family.
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Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Sears Family Papers (MSS 518)" (2014). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 3614.