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MS Am 1207

Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909. F. Marion Crawford correspondence, 1879-1910: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1207
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Crawford, F. Marion (Francis Marion), 1854-1909.
Title: F. Marion Crawford correspondence,
Date(s): 1879-1910.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of the American writer Francis Marion Crawford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

50M-175. Gift of Miss Rosalind Richards, Gardiner, Maine; received: 1951 January 19.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

F. Marion Crawford Correspondence, 1879-1910 (MS Am 1207). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Marion Crawford was born in 1854 in Bagni di Lucca (Italy), to American parents: the sculptor Thomas Crawford (1813?-1857), and Louisa Cutler Ward Crawford (later Terry), Julia Ward Howe's sister. Through the 1880s and 1890s, Crawford wrote more than forty romance and adventure novels and popular histories, mostly set in Italy, which enjoyed great success in the United States and worldwide.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Primarily letters of Francis Marion Crawford to Louisa Howe Crawford and Maude Howe Elliott. Letters are about travels in India, England, Italy and the U.S., and Crawford's writing. Also includes letters of Mary Crawford Fraser and Baroness Ann Crawford von Rabe, and biographical material on Crawford.

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