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MS Am 1431

Gardiner, William Howard, 1797-1882. William Howard Gardiner papers, 1830-1876: 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 1431
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gardiner, William Howard, 1797-1882.
Title: William Howard Gardiner papers,
Date(s): 1830-1876.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American lawyer William Howard Gardiner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-256. Gift of Mrs. William R. Cabot; received: 1955.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Howard Gardiner Papers, 1830-1876 (MS Am 1431). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Other papers, of a commercial nature, are preserved in the Baker Library of the Harvard Business School.

Biographical / Historical

Gardiner was a lawyer in Boston, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 14 letters by Gardiner, chiefly to various family members; and 40 letters to Gardiner, including 30 letters from George Ticknor relating chiefly to his work on a biography of the historian William Hickling Prescott. Gardiner was a close friend of Prescott's and executor of his estate.

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