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MS Am 2124

Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. Horace Elisha Scudder additional papers, 1859-1903: 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 2124
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902.
Title: Horace Elisha Scudder additional papers,
Date(s): 1859-1903.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, drawings, and diary of American editor Horace Elisha Scudder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

60M-220. Deposit of Mrs. Ingersoll Bowditch, 71 Woodland Road, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.; received: 1960. Gift; 1963.

Conditions Governing Access:

While on deposit, restricted until 1 Jun 1963 for the use of Mrs. Norman Ballou; after which it was given to Harvard.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Horace Elisha Scudder Additional Papers, 1859-1903 (MS Am 2124). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Scudder was an editor with Houghton, Mifflin and Company and editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1890-1898).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Letters concern financial matters in publishing, the process of editing manuscripts and books, questions from publishers concerning translations of Hans Andersen's works, and thank you notes and appreciation for a book Scudder edited, The Children's Book, from an elementary class at Cornwall Heights School in New York. Scudder writes to his wife about writing lectures, life in Boston, and holiday plans. Collection also includes a song book, a certificate of membership in the Atheneum club, fragments of Scudder's diary from 1822, a book cover for Scudder's book Boston Town, a book catalog, and various newspaper clippings.

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