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MS Am 2048

Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895. Henry Oscar Houghton additional papers, 1836-1977: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2048
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895.
Title: Henry Oscar Houghton additional papers,
Date(s): 1836-1977.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Additional papers of Massachusetts printer and publisher Henry Oscar Houghton. Also includes some family papers, especially those of Boston Museum of Fine Arts Curator, Francis Stewart Kershaw.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

86M-94. Alexander W. Dole, 6 Bond Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; received: 1986 October.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Oscar Houghton Additional Papers, 1836-1977 (MS Am 2048). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

See also bMS Am 2048.1 which is part of this accession, but cataloged separately.

Biographical / Historical

Houghton was an American printer and publisher, proprietor of the Riverside Press in Cambridge, Mass. and partner, sucessively, in the publishing firms of Hurd and Houghton; Houghton, Osgood & Company; and Houghton, Mifflin & Company.


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Scope and Contents

Papers include: correspondence; manuscripts; notes; materials on the Clay and Houghton families and the Atlantic Monthly Contributor's Dinner for 1874; and printed materials. Letters to Kershaw relate to ceramics (Kershaw was the husband of Justine F. Houghton, daughter of HOH).
Correspondents include: Edward Everett; Charles William Eliot; Henry Oscar Houghton (1856- ); Nanna Wyer Houghton; Houghton family members; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; James Parton; Edna Dean Procter; Horace Elisha Scudder; Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward; and many others.

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