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MS Eng 509.3

Hofer, Philip, 1898-. Philip Hofer papers concerning the Henry Hamilton collection: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 509.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hofer, Philip, 1898-.
Title: Philip Hofer papers concerning the Henry Hamilton collection,
Date(s): 1941-1942.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and other papers relating to Hofer's attempt to publish the Henry Hamilton materials owned by the Harvard College Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*93M-97. Hofer, Philip, 1898-, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; received: ca. 1943?

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Philip Hofer Papers Concerning the Henry Hamilton Collection (MS Eng 509.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also HOLLIS database for other materials owned by the Houghton Library relating to Henry Hamilton and his family.

Biographical / Historical

Hamilton (1734?-1796) was a British army officer in the American Revolutionary War. He was also Lieutenant-Governor and Governor of Detroit, Quebec, Bermuda, and Dominica.


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Scope and Contents

Philip Hofer was Curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts of the Harvard College Library. This collection concerns Hofer's desire to publish manuscripts and images from the Henry Hamilton collection. This material had been given to the Harvard College Library in 1902 and was later transferred to the Houghton Library (1942).

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