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MS Am 1794

Dante Society of America. Dante Society of America correspondence and records, 1883-1904: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1794
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dante Society of America.
Title: Dante Society of America correspondence and records,
Date(s): 1883-1904.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and records of the Dante Society of America when it was based at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

66M-90. Gift of Fred Norris Robinson (Estate of) Francis H. Brooks, Esq., executor, State Street Bank and Trust, 111 Franklin Street Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1966 November.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Dante Society of America Correspondence and Records, 1883-1904 (MS Am 1794). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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See also fMS Am 1794.1.
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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.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence to officers of the society when it was based at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Concerns memberships, dues, attendance at meetings, society publications, and the Dante prize given annually for the best essay on Dante. Also contains financial accounts, copyright reports, acknowledgements of gifts to the Harvard College Library, and an address book.

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