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MS Am 1429

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907. Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1429
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907.
Title: Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers,
Date(s): 1837-1926.
Quantity: 1 collection (19 boxes (7 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and other papers of the American writer Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*42M-1836. Deposited by Talbot Aldrich, 1942; gift 1949.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Papers (MS Am 1429). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Aldrich was a poet, novelist and short story writer, and editor of Every Saturday (1865-1874) and The Atlantic Monthly (1881-1890).


Organized into the following three series:

Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich and letters to his wife, Lilian Woodman Aldrich. Includes editorial correspondence from Aldrich's years as editor of The Atlantic Monthly and letters from others concerning Aldrich's own writings. Family correspondence includes a long series of letters by Aldrich to Lilian Woodman before their marriage. Many of the letters, principally those to Mrs. Aldrich, are largely of a social nature. Also includes a small group of business papers, invitations, menus, and other ephemera.

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