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MS Am 1794.1

Dante Society of America. Dante Society of America additional correspondence, 1883-1898: 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 1794.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dante Society of America.
Title: Dante Society of America additional correspondence,
Date(s): 1883-1898.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Contains correspondence of the officers of the Dante Society of America when the society was based at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-269. Gift; received: 1940 July 8.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Dante Society of America Additional Correspondence, 1883-1898 (MS Am 1794.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also bMS Am 1794.
Additional materials held by the Harvard University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

The Dante Society of America is an association of Dante scholars, mostly professors at American universities. The society was formerly based at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1881 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and Charles Eliot Norton (the Society's first three presidents) and others, and is the second oldest officially constituted organization in the world (after the Deutsche Dante-Gesellschaft, founded in 1865) dedicated to the encouragement of the study and appreciation of the time, life, works, and cultural legacy of Dante Alighieri.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence of officers of the society when it was based at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Concerns memberships, dues, attendance at meetings, society publications, and the Dante prize given annually for the best essay on Dante.

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