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MS Am 1647

Fay, Hercules Warren, 1841-1899, recipient. Hercules Warren Fay letters from various persons, 1862-1898: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1647
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Hercules Warren Fay letters from various persons
Date(s): 1862-1898
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to American Episcopal clergyman Hercules Warren Fay from various persons.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

61M-86. Purchased with the Keller fund and the Bemis fund; received: 1961.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Hercules Warren Fay Letters from Various Persons, 1862-1898 (MS Am 1647). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Fay was an Episcopal clergyman. He left the ministry because of poor health, but was a regular contributor of notes and reviews to The Nation and other papers. He lived in Westboro, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by author.Please note that item number 216 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hercules Warren Fay from various correspondents on subjects personal and professional. There are 51 letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison, chiefly concerning Fay's contributions to The Nation. Also included are long runs of letters from Thomas Sergeant Perry; John Richard Dennet, a classmate of Fay's at Harvard and an assistant editor of The Nation; and Henry Ainsworth Parker, an Episcopal clergyman.

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