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MS Am 1212-1212.4

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. William Dean Howells additional papers, 1874-1943: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1212-1212.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920.
Title: William Dean Howells additional papers,
Date(s): 1874-1943 (inclusive).
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (5 volumes )
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts of American novelist and editor William Dean Howells.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Acquired from various sources, on various dates. See individual items for full accession information.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Dean Howells Additional Papers, 1874-1943 (MS Am 1212-1212.4). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Dean Howells was an American novelist and man of letters, the United States consul in Venice (1861-1865), editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1871-1881) and of Cosmopolitan (1891-1892), and a champion of realism in literature.


Arranged in call number order.

Scope and Contents

Various autograph manuscripts including Police Report, The suicidal reformer, and others, together with an envelope of newspaper clippings and offprints concerning Howells. Also includes a poem on Thomas Bailey Aldrich, accompanied by a note to Mrs. Aldrich and a photograph of Howells.

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