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Ebenezer Hazard letter to Jedidiah Morse, New York

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P737


This one-page letter written by Ebenezer Hazard (1744-1817) in New York on December 12, 1789 to Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), the American geographer and father of Samual F.B. Morse, relates news of family and friends but mainly concerns geographical publishing. The letter is docketed on the verso "Mr Hazard Dec 12 1789 New York birth of Erskine his son respecting geography."


  • December 12, 1789


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Biography of Ebenezer Hazard

Ebenezer Hazard (1744-1817) was born in Philadelphia and got his start in New York as a publisher. He was the first Deputy Postmaster of New York City and in 1782 was named the Postmaster General and remained in this position until 1789. Hazard married Abigail Arthur in 1783 and fathered at least four children in this marriage.


1 folder (1 page) : Docketing on verso

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Physical Location

MS P737

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Michael Brown Rare Books, 2012.

Guide to the Ebenezer Hazard Collection
Ebenezer Hazard letter to Jedidiah Morse
Finding aid prepared by sda, 2012. Finding aid encoded by sda, 2012.
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Ebenezer Hazard letter, MS P737, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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