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MS Am 1218

Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. William Hickling Prescott letters to Richard Bentley, 1837-1858: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1218
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859.
Title: William Hickling Prescott letters to Richard Bentley,
Date(s): 1837-1858.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters of American historian William Hickling Prescott to Richard Bentley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

44M-384. Purchased from Scribner; received: 1945.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Hickling Prescott Letters to Richard Bentley, 1837-1858 (MS Am 1218). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Hickling Prescott, born in Salem, Massachusetts to a prominent family, wrote romantic and highly-regarded works of Spanish and Latin American history.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Richard Bentley, together with a few unidentified fragments of letters.

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