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MS Am 1659

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1767-1898: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1659
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 .
Title: James Russell Lowell additional papers,
Date(s): 1767-1898.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence, compositions, photographs, and other materials of American author James Russell Lowell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*61M-249. Deposited by Dr. Francis Lowell Burnett, Manchester, Massachusetts; received: 1962 Jan.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Russell Lowell Additional Papers, 1767-1898 (MS Am 1659). 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 Lanugages and Literatures at Harvard (1855-1886) succeeding Longfellow; and U.S. minister to Spain (1877-1880) and to England (1880-1885).

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Collection consists chiefly of correspondence to Lowell from other authors, friends, and European acquaintances written during his diplomatic service and last years. Also contains letters from Lowell to family members, including Mabel Lowell Burnett and Maria Lowell, or letters written between relatives and third parties. Lowell's compositions consist of poems and prose, some of which are written in Spanish. Also includes notebooks of poems, social engagements, and finances, as well as photographs, programs, invitations, menus, and clippings.

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