Northwestern University Library
ca. 1762-1820, approximately 10,000 items.
The collection contains 30 volumes of Manasseh Cutler's diaries (1765-1809), 4 volumes of his travel journals (1784-1788), 22 volumes of Cutler's sermons (1768-1820), and assorted writings, among which are his astronomical papers (1781-1805), and miscellaneous family papers. In addition, the collection contains extensive documentation of the activities of the Ohio and Scioto Companies, which include financial records for both companies, meetings minutes and miscellaneous papers, as well as correspondence of Cutler's associate Rufus Putnam, an officer of the Ohio Company. Cutler's correspondents include Winthrop Sargent, Jeremy Belknap, and Putnam. A container list is available in the library.
American Philosophical Society Library
1777-1790, 1 microfilm reel.
These are letters from Jeremy Belknap, Aaron Dexter, Ezra Stile, Samuel Vaughan, Jr., and others to Manasseh Cutler. There are also drafts of some of Cutler's letters.
1787-1806, 14 items.
These letters concern botany and zoology in the U.S., England, and on the Continent, and mention contemporary figures as well as the American Philosophical Society.
Boston Public Library
George Washington University
Special Collections, Gelman Library
1802, 1 item.
A letter from Manasseh Cutler to Jedediah Morse written on December 15, 1802. In the letter, Manasseh Cutler writes about the opening of Congress, and asks Morse to forward a religious pamphlet. He also speaks disparagingly of writings of Thomas Paine.
Gray Herbarium and Arnold Arboretum Combined
In the Manasseh Cutler Botanical Papers, 1782-1808, 12 notebooks and miscellaneous items.
The collection consists of eight notebooks containing Manasseh Cutler's observations of plants and four notebooks of extracts from a variety of publications and the letters of Jonathan Stokes. Also includes a few letters, a botanical paper, and notes. Cutler's botanical paper, 1785, entitled "An Account of Some of the Vegetable Productions Naturally Growing in this part of America, Botanically Arranged", was published in the Memoirs of AAAS (1785); and is extensively annotated by ? Dandridge (possibly William Dandridge Peck) and Israel Thorndike. Most of the notes are in Latin. Notes on plants were apparently intended as an expansion of this paper. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
Indiana Historical Society
In the Northwest Territory Collection, 1721-1838, 4 boxes.
Other authors include Manasseh Cutler. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Library of Congress
1762, 1 item.
A typescript copy of a commonplace-book kept by Manasseh Cutler as a student at Yale College, New Haven, Conn.
In the Winthrop Sargent Papers, 1776-1865, 1.75 cubic feet.
Other authors include Manasseh Cutler.
Lloyd Library and Museum
1806, 1 item.
A letter from C.S. Rafinesque to Manasseh Cutler written on May 20, 1806. In the letter, C.S. Rafinesque confirms sending, requesting receipt of and reciprocate in kind of plants.
Massachusetts Historical Society
1712-1886, 1 box.
A small collection of papers of Manasseh Cutler. Cutler's papers include deeds to lands in Ipswich and Hamilton, Mass., legal papers, a small amount of correspondence, a manuscript almanac for the year 1764, and a small notebook containing a classification of animals. Also included is some correspondence of Cutler's son Temple Cutler, mostly in regard to the Ohio Company. Also, a few manuscript reports of the Ohio Company in the 1830s, and the estate inventory of Rufus Putnam Cutler.
New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
8 items on personal business matters (1787-1797) and 3 letters (February 21, 1803; July 29, 1807; July 29, 1817).
Finding aid in repository.
Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection
In the Ohio Company (1786-1795) Records, ca. 1787-1800, 35 items.
Correspondents include Manasseh Cutler.
Ohio Historical Society
1781, 1 item.
A letter from Manasseh Cutler to Professor Williams, written on January 18, 1781, relating to a petition sent to the (Ohio?) corporation.
1803-1871, 11 items.
Scattered papers, 1803-1871, of the Cutler family including a petition of thanks to Charles Cutler, Ames, O., from his pupils; the marriage license of Mary Cutler, Warren, O., and Gulliver Dean, Athens Co., O., a biographical sketch of Manasseh Cutler, Hamilton, O.; and letters of Manasseh Cutler, Ephraim Cutler, Constitution, O., and J(ohn?) Smith, Potsdam, Ohio.
Alden Library Archives and Special
1776-1822, 1.5 linear feet.
The papers of Manasseh Cutler contain botanical notebooks, manuscripts, and printed matter. An inventory is available in the repository.
Peabody Essex Museum
1783-1837. 1 envelope.
Correspondence, meteorological diaries (1783-1837), scientific notebooks. Seven letters (1803-1805) tell of Louisiana Purchase and other congressional business and describe the impeachment trial of Justice Samuel Chase.
Correspondence in the Nathan Read papers, 1709-1914. 3 feet (7 boxes).
Finding aid in repository.
Western Reserve Historical Society
1787-1807, 2 volumes.
Journals describing Manasseh Cutler's trips to New York and Philadelphia (1787) to negotiate a contract with Congress for the purchase of lands for the Ohio Company, and to the future site of Marietta, Ohio (1788) to visit the Ohio Company purchase there. Included in the second volume is a journal of Rev. Joseph Badger (1803-07).
In the May Family Papers, 6.25 linear feet.
Other authors include Manasseh Cutler. A register is available in the library.
[ Top ]