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MS Hyde 67

Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797. Edmund Burke letters: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b (shelved with bMS Hyde 66)
Call No.: MS Hyde 67
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Edmund Burke letters
Date(s): 1762-1797
Quantity: .1 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Seventeen letters from political philosopher Edmund Burke to a variety of correspondents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*2003JM-58 (part). Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Rick Stattler

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edmund Burke Letters (MS Hyde 67). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The Houghton Library also holds a small collection of Edward Burke Papers (MS Eng 961), including three autograph Burke letters.

Biographical / Historical

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was a Whig political philosopher. Among his many publications were A Vindication of Natural Society (1756), On Moving his Resolutions for Conciliation with the American Colonies (1774), and Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). He served in the Parliament from 1765 to 1794, and was an early member of the Literary Club in London, with Samuel Johnson.


All of the letters in this collection were published in the ten-volume Correspondence of Edmund Burke, Thomas Copeland et al, eds. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958-1978). The receipt to R. and J. Dodsley was not published.


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes seventeen autograph letters by Burke to a variety of correspondents. It also includes a single signed receipt from Burke to the publishing firm of R. and J. Dodsley.

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