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MS Am 2019

Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916. J. T. Trowbridge papers, 1855-1939: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2019
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Trowbridge, J. T. (John Townsend), 1827-1916.
Title: J. T. Trowbridge papers,
Date(s): 1855-1939.
Quantity: 1 collection (4.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts of American writer John Townsend Trowbridge.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

83M-50. Gift of Beatrice vom Baur Edmands and Francis Trowbridge vom Baur; received: 1984.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

J. T. Trowbridge Papers, 1855-1939 (MS Am 2019). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Trowbridge was an American author of novels, poems, and magazine articles. He was perhaps best known for his stories for boys.


Arranged into the following series: Please note that item number 137 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of John Townsend Trowbridge, including letters from editors, literary friends, and readers; manuscripts of poems and prose fragments; a few compositions of others; 256 photographs of Trowbridge, the Trowbridge family, Trowbridge with Mark Twain, with John Burroughs, and other subjects; and printed ephemera. Includes 9 letters from Walt Whitman.

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