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MS Am 1888.7

Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966, recipient. Letters to Lewis Gannett from various correspondents: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1888.7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966, recipient.
Title: Letters to Lewis Gannett from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1936-1965.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters written to journalist and author Lewis Gannett.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*74M-35. Gift of Mrs. Lewis S. Gannett, Cream Hill Road, West Cornwall, Connecticut 06796; received: 1974 September-October.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters to Lewis Gannett from Various Correspondents (MS Am 1888.7). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Gannett was a journalist and author. For many years he wrote the daily book review column for the New York Herald Tribune.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters written to Lewis Gannett from various correspondents. Letters address Gannett's book reviews written in the New York Herald Tribune, and some letters voice disagreement with his opinions. There are several letters from Arthur Mann, professor at Smith college discussing United States history, Roosevelt and the New Deal, American literature, and Arthur Mann's La Guardia Comes to Power. Also included is a letter from Senator George Norris thanking Gannett for his support during the Senate race. There is also an anonymous letter with a terrible review of Jan Valtin's book Out of the Night.

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