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MS Eng 1313

Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844. Henry Francis Cary letters to Anna Seward: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 1313
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Cary, Henry Francis, 1772-1844.
Title: Henry Francis Cary letters to Anna Seward,
Date(s): 1788-1847 (inclusive), 1788-1796 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to English poet Anna Seward from English biographer Henry Francis Cary.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*75M-26. Gift of Franklin H. Kissner; received: 1975 November 6.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Henry Francis Cary Letters to Anna Seward (MS Eng 1313). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Cary was an English biographer and translator, as well as an Anglican minister and a librarian. Anna Seward was an English poet and author.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Cary to Seward concerning Cary''s poetry, Seward''s poetry, Italian poetry in general, and the nomination of Cary as a fellow at Oriel College with a list of current fellows. These letters also mention the writings of Spencer, Rousseau, Milton, Dante, among others. Most of the letters also include verses by Cary.

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