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MS Am 1784.16

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. William Dean Howells additional papers, 1858-1937: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1784.16
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
Title: William Dean Howells additional papers,
Date(s): 1858-1937.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Materials by and about William Dean Howells including autograph manuscripts and an ambrotype portrait.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

87M-91. Manuscripts presented by: William White Howells, 274 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116; received 1986 February 10.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Patricia Burdick

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Dean Howells Additional Papers, 1858-1937 (MS Am 1784.16). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Dean Howells was an American novelist and editor of the Atlantic Monthly.


Arranged alphabeticaly by title.

Scope and Contents

Includes holograph and typescript manuscripts of the following titles: The American James; A confession of St. Augustine, Fla.; Editor's easy chair; Eighty years and after; A hazard of new fortunes (intro.); The landlord at Lion's head; The leather-wood god; An old Venetian friend; Pride and prejudice (intro.); Priest or painter, dramatization of A forgone conclusion (with revisions by William Poel); Priscilla; Sketch of Winnie's life (containing poems by Winifred Howells); and To the memory of Joseph Alexander Howells. Other materials included are: 1858 ambrotype portrait of Howells and his brother John.

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