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MS Am 1267

Parton, James, 1822-1891, recipient. James Parton letters from Ida L. Greeley, 1873-1878: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1267
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Parton, James, 1822-1891, recipient.
Title: James Parton letters from Ida L. Greeley,
Date(s): 1873-1878.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to the American biographer James Parton from Ida L. Greeley along with his notes on the Voltaire centennial celebration.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-258. Gift of James Parton II, The New York Herald Tribune, 230 West 41st Street, New York 18, New York; received: 1952 June 18.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Parton Letters from Ida L. Greeley, 1873-1878 (MS Am 1267). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Parton was an American biographer. His The life of Horace Greeley : editor of "The New-York tribune", from his birth to the present time was published in 1872 and his Life of Voltaire was published in 1881.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Greeley to Parton concern daily life, and a letter from Clarissa Greeley to Parton concerns his daughter Effie. Also includes autograph manuscript notes and news clippings regarding the Voltaire centennial, including a speech by Victor Hugo, translated by Parton, and French newspapers of the event.

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