John Hastings Jr. Papers, 1810-1857.
This collection of family papers reflects both the personal and professional life of John Hastings, Jr. Although his birthplace is unknown, Hastings, and worked New England throughout his life died in Newton, Massachusetts. A perfect fit for AAS’s strength in book history, this collection of papers features business correspondence from Hastings’ time as an ink manufacturer. In addition, Hastings also worked as an artist, school teacher, poet, newspaper publisher, and politician.
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