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MS Am 2030-2030.4

Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company records, 1866-1968: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: MS, f
Call No.: MS Am 2030-2030.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Title: Houghton Mifflin Company records,
Date(s): 1866-1968.
Quantity: 1 collection (55 linear feet (124 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Records of the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company and its predecessors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-701; 47M-223F; 47M-224F; 47M-225F; 47M-226F; 47M-227F; 47M-228F; 47M-229F; 47M-230F; 47M-231F; 53M-12. Records deposited and later given by Houghton Mifflin Company, 2 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts: received 1943-1980; Gift 1992.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Michael Winship

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Houghton Mifflin Records, 1866-1968 (MS Am 2030-2030.4), Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Unbound correspondence deposited by Houghton Mifflin Company is catalogued as bMS Am 1925, for details see the finding aid to that collection. Other records and correspondence deposited by Houghton Mifflin Company are in MS Storage. For full information relating to Houghton's holdings on the Houghton Mifflin Company and its related firms consult HOLLIS and the Houghton Public Service staff.


Arranged into the following series (for detailed listings, see arrangement at beginning of each series below):

Scope and Contents

Records of Houghton Mifflin and its predecessors, containing papers relating to both the printing and publishing branches of the business. Includes cost books, sales books, invoice books, sheet stock books and ledgers; letterbooks, containing copies of outgoing letters; scrapbooks; clippings; a few compositions and photographs; and diaries of Horace E. Scudder concerning his work as editor of the Riverside Magazine for Young People.


In the following records "copyright" is used in the 19th century sense of royalty.

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