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MS Am 2339

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

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Last update on 2016 April 29

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Call No.: MS Am 2339
Creator: Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932.
Title: Gamaliel Bradford correspondence,
Date(s): 1903-1914.
Quantity: 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.

Acquisition Information:

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

Access Restrictions:

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.

Historical Note

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 Content

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.

Container List

Index to I. Letters received

This index reproduces the content of the card file in item (14). The index is arranged alphabetically by correspondents' name. Readers can locate the proper letterbook volume by using the dates referred to under each entry.