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MS Fr 167

Bliss, Susan Dwight, collector. Susan Dwight Bliss autograph collection, 1481-1915: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Fr 167
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bliss, Susan Dwight, collector.
Title: Susan Dwight Bliss autograph collection,
Date(s): 1481-1915.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French and English.
Abstract: Letters, notes, documents, and other manuscripts of French historical figures as well as George Washington and William Makepeace Thackeray.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57M-73 (item 62), 57M-77 (item 61), 57M-215. Deposited by Susan D. Bliss, 9 East 68th Street, New York 21, New York; received: 1957-1958. Bequest, 1967.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Susan Dwight Bliss Autograph Collection, 1481-1915 (MS Fr 167). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists of 62 items, including letters, notes, documents and other manuscripts (with typed transcripts) written mostly by famous French historical figures, especially royalty, such as Louis XVI. Also includes a few items from William Makepeace Thackeray and George Washington, including a letter from Washington to Sally Cary Fairfax.

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