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MS Am 1378

Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933. F. Holland Day correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, 1889-1892: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1378
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933.
Title: F. Holland Day correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul,
Date(s): 1889-1892.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters from American photographer and publisher F. Holland (Fred Holland) Day to literary scholar Spoelberch de Lovenjoul.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

42M-619. Gift of Charles Eliot Goodspeed; received: 1941.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

F. Holland Day Correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, 1889-1892 (MS Am 1378). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Fred Holland Day was an American publisher, "art" photographer, and leader of the aesthetic movement in fin-de-siècle Boston. Spoelberch de Lovenjoul was a Belgian-born aristocrat and literary scholar.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters relating to Honoré de Balzac from Spoelberch de Lovenjoul to Day, together with drafts of letters by Day and translations of them into French by Louise Imogen Guiney. Also includes a few other papers and memorabilia such as a beaded cross from the grave of Balzac and an inscribed photograph of Spoelberch de Lovenjoul.

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