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MS Am 1246

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell and Sydney Howard Gay papers, 1846-1871: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1246
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Title: James Russell Lowell and Sydney Howard Gay papers,
Date(s): 1846-1871.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Sydney Howard Gay and James Russell Lowell, editors of the National Anti-Slavery Standard.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-156. Deposited by Elizabeth Willcox Kidwell,Henry Willcox, Carroll Dwight, and Mrs. Sydney Willcox; received: 1951-1952.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Russell Lowell and Sydney Howard Gay Papers, 1846-1871 (MS Am 1286). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sydney Howard Gay was the editor of the weekly National Anti-Slavery Standard. Lowell became a contributing editor in 1846.


Scope and Contents

Collection consists of Lowell's letters to Sydney Gay during their association on the National Anti-Slavery Standard and after; most of Lowell's contributions in prose and verse; and a few letters by Lowell or his wife Maria (White) Lowell to Gay's wife Elizabeth (Neall) Gay. Maria Lowell's letters discuss the care of her children and her fears for their survival.

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