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MS Am 1630

Fields, Joseph E., collector. Joseph E. Field collection of letters by autograph collectors, 1822-1921: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1630
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fields, Joseph E., collector.
Title: Joseph E. Field collection of letters by autograph collectors,
Date(s): 1822-1921.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters by collectors of autographs, collected by the American historian Joseph E. Fields.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*60M-102 and *60M-103. Gift of Dr. Joseph E. Fields, Wessington, 1221 Glenwood Avenue Joliet Illinois; received: 1960 28 Dec.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Joseph E. Field Collection of Letters by Autograph Collectors, 1822-1921 (MS Am 1630). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Fields was an American historian and biographer who wrote about the American Revolution.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Primarily letters of collectors of autographs who were interested in signers of the Declaration of Independence, including many letters from collector William Buell Sprague, with offprints concerning Thomas Lynch, a signer of the Declaration of Independence .

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