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MS Am 1090.2-MS Am 1090.13

Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918. Walter Hines Page papers, 1885-1918: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1090.2-MS Am 1090.13
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918.
Title: Walter Hines Page papers,
Date(s): 1885-1918.
Quantity: 1 collection (20 linear (28 boxes, 34 volumes, 3 pf boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Diaries, speeches, photographs, and other materials of American author, editor, publisher, and diplomat Walter Hines Page.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Arthur Wilson Page,'05, 46 Cedar Street New York 5, N. Y. received: 1940.
55M-71. Gift of Arthur W. Page, Esq., received: 5 November 1955.

Processing Information:

Most of this collection is unprocessed. For subject indexes to bMS Am 1090.3, .4, and .5 see "Grey file" in Houghton Reading Room, or curatorial files.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Walter Hines Page Papers, 1885-1918 (MS Am 1090.2-1090.13). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Page was an American author, editor, publisher, and diplomat. He was an editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1895-1898) and a founder (with Frank N. Doubleday) of the publishing house of Doubleday, Page and Company (later Doubleday and Company). He also founded the magazine The World's Work which he edited until 1913.
He was a strong supporter of Woodrow Wilson for president and later became Wilson's ambassador to Great Britain (1913-1918). Page was an early supporter of the US entrance into WWI and he urged Wilson to forego neutrality and enter the war. His health declined rapidly in 1918 and he had to resign his duties, return home to North Carolina where he died on December 21, 1918.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Includes diaries (1905-1906, 1912-1918), speeches, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks covering Page's years in England, criticism of Page's works (including letters and clippings on his pseudonymous novel The Southerner), pamphlets on World War I, drafts and notes for Burton J. Hendrick's biographical work on Page titled The life and letters of Walter H. Page, memorials, obituaries, and other biographical material.

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