MS Am 2557

Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874, collector. William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts, 1768-1841: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2557
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Morse, William Inglis, b. 1874, collector.
Title: William Inglis Morse collection of manuscripts,
Date(s): 1768-1841.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 volume in 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: An eclectic group of manuscripts concerning Canada and other subjects, assembled by philanthropist and Canadiana collector, William Inglis Morse.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

47M-274F, 47M-275F, 47M-276F, 47M-277F, 47M-278F, and 47M-279F. Gift of William Inglis Morse, 17 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1948 May 21.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Inglis Morse Collection of Manuscripts, 1768-1841 (MS Am 2557). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Inglis Morse (1874-1952) was an author, historian, minister, collector of Canadiana, and philanthropist. In 1943, Morse was appointed Honorary Curator of Canadian Literature and History at Harvard University where he donated a major collection of Canadiana.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Includes: estate papers of Robert Cowie (d.1779) of Halifax, Nova Scotia; letters from Edward Augustus Duke of Kent to General John Money; document concerning marsh lands in Granville, Nova Scotia; and other papers.

General

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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