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MS Am 1659.1

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell letters to Mary Lowell Putnam, 1851-1890: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1659.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Title: James Russell Lowell letters to Mary Lowell Putnam,
Date(s): 1851-1890.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from poet James Russell Lowell to Mary Lowell Putnam.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

63M-84. Gift of Dr. Francis Lowell Burnett, Proctor Street Manchester, Massachusetts; received: 1964 January.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Russell Lowell Letters to Mary Lowell Putnam, 1851-1890 (MS Am 1659.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly (1857-1861), and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review (1864- ); was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard (1855-1886) succeeding Longfellow; and U.S. minister to Spain (1877-1880) and to England (1880-1885).


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains letters written by James Lowell to his sister Mary Lowell Putnam, concerning his travels in Europe, including Italy, Paris, and Switzerland. Letters also discuss life in London, and family news. Many letters confirm invitations to dinner, or when they will see each other again.

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