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MS Am 1772

Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. William Warland Clapp diaries and correspondence, 1822-1891: 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 1772
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891.
Title: William Warland Clapp diaries and correspondence,
Date(s): 1822-1891.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Abstract: Diaries and correspondence of American journalist and author William Warland Clapp relating to his student days in Paris.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

65M-107. Gift of Mrs. James H. Means, 60 Mount Vrnon Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1965.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Warland Clapp Diaries and Correspondence, 1822-1891 (MS Am 1772). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Warland Clapp was a journalist and author. He was editor of the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette (1847-1865) and editor of theBoston Journal (1865-1891).


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Scope and Contents

Chiefly diaries, 1841-1842, 1865, 1873-1891, and correspondence of William Warland Clapp; together with family correspondence, autobiography of Clapp's father, William Warland Clapp Sr., journal, 1822, of a trip to New Haven, New York, and Philadelphia by the elder Clapp, and clippings, printed matter, photos, and other papers. Clapp's correspondents include his father and mother, Hannah Williams (Lane) Clapp. Much of the correspondence dates from the early 1840's when Clapp was studying in Paris.

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