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MS Am 1688

Sibley, John Langdon, 1804-1885. John Langdon Sibley letters to Levi Bartlett, 1821-1823: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1688
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sibley, John Langdon, 1804-1885.
Title: John Langdon Sibley letters to Levi Bartlett,
Date(s): 1821-1823.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.08 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from the American biographer John Langdon Sibley to the American physician Levi Bartlett.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

62M-130. Purchased with the S. Norton fund from Frank L. Ball, 984 Memorial Drive, Cambridge Massachusetts; received: 1963 18 January.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Langdon Sibley Letters to Levi Bartlett, 1821-1823 (MS Am 1688). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sibley was Harvard's librarian (1856-1877) and a biographer, best known for his Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University. Bartlett was a physician who held political office in New Hampshire.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes twenty-six letters from Sibley to Levi Bartlett written during the first two years of Sibley's attendance at Harvard University as a student. Sibley writes concerning his health, finances, studies and examinations, professors, his work delivering messages for Harvard's President, his entrance into the United Fraternity, religion, and his work at the library creating a catalog. Also included is one letter from Bartlett to Sibley.

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