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MS Am 1742

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. Edwad Everett letter book: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1742
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Everett, Edward, 1794-1865.
Title: Edwad Everett letter book,
Date(s): 1818-1819.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.16 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to various correspondents from American statesman, clergyman, orator, and president of Harvard University, Edward Everett.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*64M-88. Gift of Dr. Edmund B. Fitzgerald, 563 Furnace Brook Parkway, Wollaston 70, Massachusetts; received: 1964 October.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward Everett Letter Book (MS Am 1742). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Autograph copies of letters written by Everett to various family members and friends, including several to Harvard president John T. Kirkland, chiefly concerning Everett's travels in Italy. He gives detailed descriptions of various important landmarks and buildings, especially in Rome. He also describes meeting Letitia Bonaparte and discusses various plans for adding to library collections in Boston.
Pp. 84-140 in an unidentified hand.

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