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MS Am 1703

Story family. Story family papers, 1843-1907: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1703
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Story family.
Title: Story family papers,
Date(s): 1843-1907.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of sculptor William Wetmore Story and his family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

63M-20. Purchased from Brigadier W. F. K. Thompson; received: 1963.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Story Family Papers, 1843-1907 (MS Am 1703). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Wetmore Story (1819-1895), an American sculptor, essayist, poet, and lawyer, was the son of Joseph Story (1779-1845), a Supreme Court Justice. William Story settled in Rome in 1847 with his wife Emelyn Eldredge (d. 1894) and their children.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is letters to William and Emelyn Story or to their son and his wife, Waldo and Maud Story, from their international set of friends in Rome. The letters mainly concern social engagements and introductions. Also includes two letters to Judge Story, a few letters between third parties, a manuscript poem by William Story, and autograph signatures.

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