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MS Eng 732

Holt-White, Rashleigh. Rashleigh Holt-White correspondence, 1820-1926: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 732
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Holt-White, Rashleigh.
Title: Rashleigh Holt-White correspondence,
Date(s): 1820-1926.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence between Rashleigh Holt-White, great-grand-nephew of English naturalist Gilbert White, and his family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*47M-377. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer, Mr. Thomas Barbour, and Miss Gertrude A. Thurston; received: 1943 June.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Rashleigh Holt-White Correspondence, 1820-1926 (MS Eng 732). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Holt-White was the great-grand-nephew of the English naturalist Gilbert White (1720-1793).


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence of Rashleigh Holt-White, mainly dealing with his novel about naturalist Gilbert White. Letters address topics such as genealogy of White family, information about Selborne, information contained in the White family diaries, passages from the White family wills, and financial matters concerning the book. Letters also contain comments on the book by Holt-White, called "Life and Letters of Gilbert White of Selborne." Collection also contains manuscripts of the first two chapters of Holt-White's book, extracts from the Garden Kalendar and the Naturalist's Journal of Gilbert White of Selborne, a list of Illustrations for the book, translations, documents about the death and will of Algernon Hyde Holt-White, and postcards.

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