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MS Eng 1269

Lennox, Charlotte, ca. 1729-1804. Charlotte Lennox papers, 1752-1795: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1269
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lennox, Charlotte, ca. 1729-1804.
Title: Charlotte Lennox papers,
Date(s): 1752-1795.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Chiefly professional letters to English novelist Charlotte Ramsay Lennox from prominent literary figures who took an interest in her work.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-84. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 715 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10022; received: 1968 January.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charlotte Lennox Papers, 1752-1795 (MS Eng 1269). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Charlotte Ramsay Lennox was an English novelist, who also made the first comparative study of Shakespeare's source material.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, mostly professional letters to Lennox from prominent literary figures who took an interest in her work. Both the creative and the practical aspects of writing and publishing are discussed. Also includes a few poems, most about Lennox, one possibly by her; financial documents; and a broadside.

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