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MS Am 1248-1248.3

Parton, James, 1822-1891. James Parton correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1248-1248.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Parton, James, 1822-1891.
Title: James Parton correspondence and other papers,
Date(s): 1831-1891.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of American author and biographer James Parton with family members, professional associates, and personal friends as well as financial accounts, photographs, genealogies, and printed material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-207. Gift of James Parton II, 230 West 41st Street New York 18, N.Y.; received: 1951 December 31.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Parton Correspondence and Other Papers, 1831-1891 (MS Am 1248-1248.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Parton was an American author and biographer.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include family members, professional associates such as publishers and researchers, and personal friends. Much of the professional correspondence concerns the biographies, articles, and speeches he wrote about political and literary figures, such as Aaron Burr and General Benjamin F. Butler, and his interest in copyright and other legal matters. Also includes correspondence of Ellen Willis Eldrege Parton and Ethel Parton. Finally there are Parton's financial accounts with publishers, photographs, genealogies, and printed material.

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