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MS Am 1484.1

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1736-1951: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1484.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Title: James Russell Lowell additional papers,
Date(s): 1736-1951.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Abstract: Correspondence of the American author James Russell Lowell with his family and others as well as poems and other materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*47M-347. Gift of Mrs. Esther Lowell Cunningham, 241 Canton Avenue Milton, Massachusetts; received: 1948 March 2.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Russell Lowell Additional Papers, 1736-1951 (MS Am 1484.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited the Atlantic Monthly (1857-1861), and with Charles Eliot Norton, the North American Review (1864- ); was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard (1855-1886) succeeding Longfellow; and U.S. minister to Spain (1877-1880), and to England (1880-1885).


Arranged alphabetically, wth miscellany at end. Please note that item number 613 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Primarily professional and social letters written to Lowell during his diplomatic career. In addition to professional matters, the letters concern poetry and the works of other poets, as well as social news. Also includes family correspondence with Mabel Lowell Burnett, Maria White Lowell, and Charles Lowell. There are also poems, compositions, genealogies of the Cutts, Lowell, and Russell families, photographs, a diary for 1882 and printed materials.

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