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MS Am 1124.9-1124.10

Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. George William Curtis additional correspondence, 1844-1891: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1124.9-1124.10
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892.
Title: George William Curtis additional correspondence
Date(s): 1844-1891
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters written to the American author George Curtis along with letters from him to his wife Anna Shaw Curtis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

49M-199. Gift of The House of Whittemore, Westborough, Mass.; received: 1949 November 29.
Purchased with the Norton fund; received: 1949.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George William Curtis Additional Correspondence, 1844-1891 (MS Am 1124.l10). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Curtis was an American author, orator, editor, and reformer.


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Scope and Contents

Collection includes various correspondence on such topics as abolitionists, President Garfield and the Republican Party, the purchasing and publishing of his essays, and suffrage. There are many letters from various correspondents congratulating Curtis for his "Gettysburgh Address," and also requesting copies from Curtis of the address. Letters also discuss a novel Curtis wrote titled Trumps, the death of Theodore Johnson, an article that Curtis wrote which was published in Harpers, and several letters from the Christian Union, which wanted to put his picture on the front page of their publication. Collection also includes newspaper clippings, poetry written by various authors, and a telegraph.

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