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MS Eng 1260

Peck, Louis F. Louis F. Peck papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1260
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Peck, Louis F.
Title: Louis F. Peck papers,
Date(s): 1789-1965.
Quantity: 1 collection (11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers and correspondence of American literary scholar and professor of English Louis F. Peck primarily relating to his research on Matthew Gregory Lewis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*66M-34. Bequest of Louis F. Peck; received: 1966 July 28.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Louis F. Peck Papers (MS Eng 1260). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Louis F. Peck (1904-1966) was a literary scholar and professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers relating to Peck's research on Matthew Gregory Lewis, author of the famous gothic novel The Monk (1795). Includes Peck's correspondence with booksellers, bibliographers, and publishers; drafts and galley proofs of his biography of Lewis and his edition of The Monk; notes and clipped reviews. Includes some letters by Lewis and members of his family along with photostat copies of other letters by Lewis. Also includes letters, 1942-1947, from Montague Summers to Frank Algar concerning Summer's work on the gothic novel.

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