MS Thr 263
Buchanan, Maria, recipient. Letters sent to Maria Buchanan by and concerning Lola
Montez, 1828-1862: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Thr 263
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Buchanan, Maria, recipient.
Title: Letters sent to Maria Buchanan by and concerning Lola Montez,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.16 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters by and concerning Irish dancer, actress, lecturer, writer, and political activist
Lola Montez addressed to her friend Maria Buchanan.
68M-164. Purchased with the F. E. Chase fund from Elkin Mathews (Percy Muir); received: 1945 January 30.
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Letters Sent to Maria Buchanan By and Concerning Lola Montez, 1828-1862 (MS Thr 263).
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Irish dancer, actress, lecturer, writer, and political activist, Lola Montez was also
known as Marie Dolores Eliza (or Elisa) Rosanna Gilbert, Maria Dolores Parris Montez,
and Comtesse de Landsfeld. Maria Buchanan was her friend.
Includes two letters from Lola Montez to Buchanan, one letter from Ludwig I, King
of Bavaria, to Buchanan concerning the death of Montez, one letter from Stephen H.
Tyng to Buchanan, and a cut signature of U.S. Congressional minister Henry Ward Beecher,
among other items.
- Buchanan, Maria. [Book of letters] Containing the following:
- (1). Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of, 1769-1852. A.L. (3d person) to  Thompson; London, 5 Jul 1828. 2f. (1p.)
- (2). Mazzini, Giuseppe, 1805-1872. A.L.s. to ; Fiori, [n.d.] 2f. (1p.)
- (3). Ludwig I, king of Bavaria, 1786-1868. A.L.s. to Maria Buchanan; Munich, 9 Apr 1861. 2f. (1p.)
Concerning the death of Lola Montez.
- (4). Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. A.L.s. to [Maria Buchanan]; Louisville, [n.d.] 2f. (4p.)
- (5). Tyng, Stephen Higginson, 1800-1885. A.L.s. to Maria Buchanan; St. Georges Rectory, 7 Mar 1862. 2f. (1p.)
- (6). Meday, C H. MS.L.s. to Maria Buchanan; National Guard Armory, 15 Jun 1861. 2f. (1p.)
Also signed by William P. Bennet and William H. Hume.
- (7). Montez, Lola, 1818-1861. A.L.s. to Maria Buchanan; [n.p., n.d.] 2f. (3p.)
- (9). Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887. Cut signature; Brooklyn, [n.d.] pasted onto f. 22.