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MS Am 1518.1

Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891, recipient. William Warland Clapp letters from various correspondents, 1819-1889: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1518.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891, recipient.
Title: William Warland Clapp letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1819-1889.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to Boston journalist and author William Warland Clapp.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57M-264. Gift of Mrs J. H. Means, 60 Mt. Vernon Street Boston 8, Mass.; received: 1957.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Warland Clapp Letters from Various Correspondents, 1819-1889 (MS Am 1518.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Clapp was a journalist and author. He was editor of the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette (1847-1865) and editor of the Boston Journal (1865-1891).

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Clapp from Henry A. Delille, Edward Everett, Jonas Hanot French, Alexander Hamilton Rice, Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber and others. Letters mostly address topics on the Army during the Civil war, including Army Desertion, the Army and President Lincoln's plans and maneuvers, and various personal accounts of soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Letters also concern letters to the editor of the Evening Gazette and Boston Gazette about war stories that readers wanted published, and angry letters about publications. Collection also contains a letter of thanks to Clapp from the Armory of the Boston Light Infantry, a signature of Seminole Chief Bobby Bow Legs, and various invitations.

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