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MS Am 2095

Fisher, Alvan, 1792-1863. Alvan Fisher views of Harvard College, circa 1821-1823: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Am 2095
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fisher, Alvan, 1792-1863.
Title: Alvan Fisher views of Harvard College,
Date(s): 1821-1823.
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Three drawings of Harvard College by the artist Alvan Fisher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2000M-48. Includes the following:
  • 48M-267 PF. Purchased with funds from duplicate money from: Richard C. Morrison, 162 Newbury St., Boston, Mass.; received: 1948 Aug. 26. Recataloged as: pfMS Am 2095 (1) and (2)
  • 48M-222. Presented by: Mark Antony DeWolfe Howe, Esq.; received: 1949 Jan. 1. Recataloged as: pfMS Am 2095 (3).
  • Processing Information:

    Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

    Conditions Governing Access:

    There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

    Preferred Citation for Publication:

    Alvan Fisher Views of Harvard College, circa 1821-1823 (MS Am 2095). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


    For additional information see: Hamilton Vaughn Bail, Views of Harvard (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1949).

    Scope and Contents

    Three drawings of views of Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. One is an 1823 northeast view (not recorded by Bail), and two are views ca. 1821 from the south and from the northeast. These drawings are probably the source for Fisher's later engravings and oil paintings of these views, though they differ in some details (see Bail No. 36).

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