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MS Am 2339

Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932. Gamaliel Bradford correspondence: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 2339
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932.
Title: Gamaliel Bradford correspondence,
Date(s): 1903-1914.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.6 linear feet (14 volumes, 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of the American biographer, critic, poet, and dramatist Gamaliel Bradford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

53M-36. Gift of Mrs. Gamaliel Bradford; 9 Abbott Street, Wellesley 81, Massachusetts; received: 1953.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Gamaliel Bradford Correspondence, 1903-1914 (MS Am 2339). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Bradford was an American biographer, critic, poet, and dramatist. He was born in Boston, the sixth of seven Gamaliel Bradfords in unbroken succession, of whom the first was a great-grandson of Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. He perfected the method of writing "psychographs," or short portraits of historical figures.


Arranged into two series:

Scope and Contents

Chiefly typescript correspondence concerning Bradford's publications, including his books and articles on General Robert E. Lee and the American Civil War. His publishers included Houghton, Mifflin and Company and Little, Brown and Company.

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