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MS Am 1433

Matthiessen, F. O. (Francis Otto), 1902-1950. F. O. Matthiessen papers, 1929-1950: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1433
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Matthiessen, F. O. (Francis Otto), 1902-1950.
Title: F. O. Matthiessen papers,
Date(s): 1929-1950.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American literary scholar, teacher, and critic Francis Otto Matthiessen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

56M-30. Acquired from the Estate of Francis Otto Matthiessen; received: 1956.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

F. O. Matthiessen Papers, 1929-1950 (MS Am 1433). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Matthiessen was an American literary scholar, teacher, and critic.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains annotated drafts of Matthiessen's published works: Sarah Orne Jewett (1929), American Renaissance (1941), Henry James: The Major Phase (1944), The James Family (1947), From the Heart of Europe (1948), Theodore Dreiser (1951), and several minor works, ca. 1940-1950. Also includes 8 journals that Matthiessen kept in 1947-1948 during his travels in Czechoslovakia and Austria.

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