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MS Eng 1342- 1342.1

Glaser, John F., collector. John F. Glaser collection of historical autograph letters and manuscripts: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 1342- 1342.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Glaser, John F., collector.
Title: John F. Glaser collection of historical autograph letters and manuscripts,
Date(s): 1739-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 boxes (3 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of William Eward Gladstone as well as other letters written by British royalty, various British prime ministers, and other prominent persons, collected by John F. Glaser.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*80M-20. Bequest of John F. Glaser; received: 1980.
*80M-21. Gift of Professor and Mrs. Robert Hannaford; received: 1980.

Processing Information:

These papers have been left in the categories in which they were grouped and named by Prof. Glaser. Since individual authors may be found in more than one section, readers should consult all sections.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John F. Glaser Collection of Historical Autograph Letters and Manuscripts (MS Eng 1342-1342.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Please note that item number 390 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of William Ewart Gladstone and his family with a wide variety of correspondents, including over 100 letters from Gladstone to Sir Charles Lister Ryan. Also, manuscripts of speeches and miscellaneous items of Gladstone. Other letters are written by royalty, mostly from Great Britain; by various British prime ministers; by British statesmen, authors, artists, and various prominent persons; and by eminent figures in other European countries. Additional material includes photographs, drawings, engravings, clippings, and facsimiles.

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