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MS Am 1648

Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895. Henry Oscar Houghton papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1648
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895.
Title: Henry Oscar Houghton papers,
Date(s): 1773-1932 (inclusive) 1833-1895 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (16 boxes (8 linear ft.)
Abstract: Papers of American printer and publisher Henry Oscar Houghton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*60M-221. Gift of Alexander H. Dole; received: 1976.
Originally deposited in 1961 by Virginia H. Dole, Henry Oscar Houghton, and Rosamond Houghton Whitney.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Oscar Houghton Papers (MS Am 1648). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Houghton was an American printer and publisher, proprietor of the Riverside Press in Cambridge, Mass. and partner, successively, in the publishing firms of Hurd and Houghton; Houghton, Osgood & Company; and Houghton, Mifflin & Company.


Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters to Henry Oscar Houghton, together with a few letters by him and letters to other family members. Also includes genealogical notes on the Houghton family; correspondence and photographs relating to the celebration in 1876 of Houghton's 40th anniversary in the printing business; clippings and other ephemera. Correspondents include family members, friends, authors published by Houghton, Mifflin, and others connected with Houghton's publishing business.

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