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MS Am 1634

Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. William Roscoe Thayer additional papers: 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 1634
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923.
Title: William Roscoe Thayer additional papers,
Date(s): 1796-1927 (inclusive), 1877-1927 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and manuscripts of poems of American biographer and historian William Roscoe Thayer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*60M-194. Manuscripts from unknown source.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Roscoe Thayer Additional Papers (MS Am 1634). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Roscoe Thayer was a biographer and historian. From 1892 to 1915 he was editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine.


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Scope and Contents

Letters to and from Thayer, together with manuscripts of poems by Thayer. Includes 64 letters, 1879-1905, from Thayer to his college friend Harrison O. Apthorp; and 28 letters (chiefly condolence letters), 1923-1927, to Elizabeth Thayer. Also includes a facsimile of a letter, 1796, of Vittorio Alfieri to Antonio Montucci.

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