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MS Thr 324

McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster). Edward Webster McGlenen papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 324
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster).
Title: Edward Webster McGlenen papers,
Date(s): 1857-1937 (inclusive),
Date(s): 1857-1890 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions by Boston historian Edward W. McGlenen as well as compositions by American actor John Edmund Owens.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*77M-26. Manuscripts purchased with Billy Rose fund from Carr Books, 51 North Spring Street, Concord, New Hampshire; received: 1977 Sept. 26.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward Webster McGlenen Papers (MS Thr 324). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

McGlenen was an author and historian of Boston. John Edmund Owens was an American actor and manager.


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Scope and Contents

Includes manuscript in an unidentified hand of versions of McGlenen's Selwood, The Parson o'Dumford, and Ysidora, as well as copyright documents for each. Also includes the copyright documents for Pain's Great Fire of London, 1666. Includes a typescript version of The Parson of Dumford (A Tale) by George Manville Fenn. Contains a manuscript of Live Indian by John Edmund Owens as well as manuscripts of several of the character's parts in the play. Includes several compositions by unidentified authors and correspondence of McGlenen primarily with his father Harry A. McGlenen, which is related to personal matters and discusses the successes, failures, and foibles of myriad productions. The letters to Harry A. McGlenen from many correspondents also primarily discuss business matters relating to myriad, productions though some are personal in nature. Also includes financial and business papers, among other items.

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