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MS Eng 937

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear letters to Maria G. M. Grant, 1883-1885: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 937
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Title: Edward Lear letters to Maria G. M. Grant,
Date(s): 1883-1885.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.16 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to Maria Grant from English artist, author, and humorist Edward Lear.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-75F. Purchased with the Bemis fund; received: 1954 September 27.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward Lear Letters to Maria G. M. Grant, 1883-1885 (MS Eng 937). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lear was an English artist, author, and humorist.


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Scope and Contents

Includes a set of wood engravings by Lear of Corsican views, a photograph of Villa Brigida, and several letters to Maria G.M. Grant and Violet Grant. The letters concern Lear's health, his travels in Italy, the deaths of several people close to Lear, and Lear's inquiries after the Grant family. One letter also includes a sketch by Lear of the birds outside his window.

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