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MS Eng 700-700.4

Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928. Edmund Gosse papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 700-700.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Title: Edmund Gosse papers,
Date(s): 1882-1920.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (4 volumes, 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence with editors, and compositions of the British author Edmund Gosse.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*41-365, *41-366, *41-367. Purchased from Arthur Pforzheimer; received: 1941 August 5.
*42M-352. Purchased with funds from the M. Gray Fund from C.A. Stonehill Ltd., 555 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y.; received: 28 December 1942.
*42M-1653F. Manuscripts deposited by Talbot Aldrich, received: 7 June 1943; gift: 1 December 1947.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edmund Gosse Papers (MS Eng 700-700.4). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Gosse was a British author, critic, and poet.


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Scope and Contents

Includes letters by Gosse to the publisher William Heinemann, and to the Century Magazine (chiefly to Richard Watson Gilder and Robert Underwood Johnson) and the North American Review (to its editor David Alexander Munro). With letters and telegrams of others to Gosse. Also contains some manuscripts of writings by Gosse, including: Unheard music, a sonnet published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1883; Gossip in a library; and To the Y.V., returning (poem).

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