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MS Am 1287-1287.4, MS Am 1287.6-1287.8

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1287-1287.4, MS Am 1287.6-1287.8
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907.
Title: Thomas Bailey Aldrich additional papers,
Date(s): 1850-1904.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (6 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letterbook, daguerreotype, and manuscripts of American poet, editor, and novelist Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*42M-1146; *42M-1148; *42M-1149; *42M-1150; *42M-1151; *42M-1152; *42M-1554; and *42M-1647. Deposited by Talbot Aldrich, Esq.; received: 1942-1944, gift: 1947 Dec. 1, 1948 Mar. 9, and 1948 July 9.

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Additional Papers (MS Am 1287-1287.8). 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).


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Scope and Contents

Includes letters and manuscripts by Aldrich. One letterpress copybook contains 22 letters, 1881-1890, by Aldrich (most with typed transcripts), concerned chiefly with Atlantic Monthly editorial matters. Manuscripts of works by Aldrich include: The last Caesar, Tom Folio, Poor Yorick, Judith of Bethulla, and The Tents of Asshur, an early version of Judith of Bethulla. In addition there is an illustrated transcript of Aldrich's poem, "Baby Bell" done by L.T. Hyde, and a daguerreotype portrait of Aldrich from the 1850s.

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