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MS Am 1872

Houghton family. Houghton family correspondence concerning Henry Oscar Houghton biography: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1872
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Houghton family.
Title: Houghton family correspondence concerning Henry Oscar Houghton biography,
Date(s): 1878-1931.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence about American publisher Henry Oscar Houghton, and Henry Oscar Houghton: a biographical outline (1897), by American writer Horace Elisha Scudder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*71M-37 and *71M-38. Gift of Mrs. William Barbour, Box 460, Concord, Mass., 01742; received: 1971 October.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Houghton Family Correspondence Concerning Henry Oscar Houghton Biography (MS Am 1872). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Oscar Houghton (1823-1895) was an American printer and publisher, proprietor of the Riverside Press in Cambridge, Mass., and partner, successively, in the publishing firms of Hurd and Houghton; Houghton, Osgood and Company; and Houghton, Mifflin and Company.


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Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of letters acknowledging the gift of Horace E. Scudder's memoir Henry Oscar Houghton: a biographical outline (1897). The letters, which often include reminiscences of Houghton, were written to Henry Oscar Houghton Jr. and his sisters; George H. Mifflin; Houghton, Mifflin and Company; and Horace E. Scudder. Also includes some miscellaneous correspondence together with records, minutes, and programs, 1878-1883, of the Game Club, a social club in Cambridge, Mass, and a photograph of the men of the Riverside Press composing room, as well as other photographs.

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