SULLIVAN, James, 1744-1808


Guide to Research Collections

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 1770-1809, 2 boxes.
Transcripts of letters, newspaper columns, and other documents written by James Sullivan, including some during his term as governor of Massachusetts (1807-1808), notes, and drafts, apparently collected and created by Thomas C. Amory in preparation of his “Life of James Sullivan” (Boston: 1859). The collection also includes some transcripts of material on John Sullivan, presumably gathered for Amory’s “Military Services and Public Life of Major General John Sullivan, of the American Revolutionary Army” (Boston: 1868).

Papers: 1793-1808, 1 folder.
Five personal letters (with partial typescripts) from James Sullivan, attorney general of Massachusetts, to his brother-in-law and fellow Federalist James Langdon of New Hampshire. Topics include a legal case, introductions, James Sullivan’s attempts to procure a ”chariot” in Philadelphia, plans for visits, and the health of family.

Papers: In the Elbridge Gerry Papers, ca. 1706-1830, 3 boxes and 1 oversize volume.
Correspondents include James Sullivan.

Papers: In the Elbridge Gerry Papers, ca. 1772-1936, 8 boxes.
Correspondents include James Sullivan.

Papers: In the Elbridge Gerry Papers II, 1770-1848, 2 boxes.
Correspondents include James Sullivan.

Papers: In the Northeast Boundary Papers, 1796-1799, 1 narrow box.
Persons represented include James Sullivan.

Papers: In the Harrison Gray Otis Papers II, 1660-1852, 1 narrow box.
Persons represented include James Sullivan.

Papers: In the Sullivan Family Papers, 1735-1857, 1 box, 1 case, and 1 oversize container.
Persons represented include James Sullivan.

Papers: In the Thacher Family Papers II, 1788-1791, 1 narrow box.
Correspondents include James Sullivan.