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MS Am 1248.6

Parton family. Additional papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1248.6
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Parton family.
Title: Additional family papers,
Date(s): 1900-1955.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence, compositions, and photographs of the family of American author and biographer James Parton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Mr. James Parton, 15 East 48th Street New York, New York 10017; received: 1978 December.

Biographical / Historical

Parton was an American author and biographer.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Contains compositions of Ethel and Hugo Parton, as well as correspondence of Agnes Parton, Ellen Willis Eldrege Parton, Hugo Parton, and James Parton, along with other family correspondence. Letters focus mainly on the life of Hugo Parton, and consist of family news and financial matters, as well as letters of sympathy on the death of Hugo Parton and finalcial records for the literary works of Ethel Parton. Some letters address his career as a Harvard undergraduate. Also includes clippings, telegrams, and photographs of Hugo Parton and Parton family.

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