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MS Am 1923

Hampson, Alfred Leete, collector. Alfred Leete Hampson collection of correspondence concerning Emily Dickinson's papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1923
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hampson, Alfred Leete, collector.
Title: Alfred Leete Hampson collection of correspondence concerning Emily Dickinson's papers,
Date(s): 1943-1964.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, primarily of Dickinson heir Alfred Leete Hampson and William McCarthy, curator at the Rosenbach Foundation, concerning the permanent placement of the papers of the American poet Emily Dickinson at Houghton Library and the publication of various editions of her work.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*75M-74. Gift of Mrs. Alfred Leete Hampson, The Evergreens, Amherst, Massachusetts; received: 1975

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alfred Leete Hampson Collection of Correspondence Concerning Emily Dickinson's Papers (MS Am 1923). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Hampson was the sole heir to Martha Dickinson Bianchi's Dickinson manuscripts and rights of publication

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

The collection concerns the permanent placement of the Emily Dickinson manuscripts and the publication of various editions of her works including a one volume edition of the complete works published by Little, Brown. The main correspondents are Hampson; his wife, Mary; Gilbert Montague, a NY lawyer and collateral relative of Dickinson who provided the funds that enabled Harvard to buy the collection from Hampson; William McCarthy, curator at the Rosenbach Foundation in Philadelphia, who was instrumental in arranging the sale; and Arthur Thornhill of Little, Brown. Also contains a few clippings.

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