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MS Am 1981-1981.4

Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895. Additional papers, 1839-1895: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1981-1981.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895.
Title: Additional papers,
Date(s): 1839-1895.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (5 volumes)
Abstract: Journal, account books, and letters of the American publisher Henry Oscar Houghton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*78M-25
Gift of Alexander W. Dole, 6 Bond Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; received: 1978 Jun 30 and 18 Nov.

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.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Includes Houghton's "Journal of private correspondence and notebook," containing copies of letters, 1839-1840, and journal, 1839-1852. Also includes account books, 1845-1851, 1840-1850; and one volume of letters of condolence, 1891, on the death of Houghton's wife, Nanna Wyer Houghton (with correspondents whose names begin with A-H). Also includes two volumes of condolence letters on the death of Henry Oscar Houghton. One volume consists of letters to the family (with correspondents whose names begin with A-K). The other volume includes letters to Houghton, Mifflin and Company.

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