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MS Am 1191

Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell miscellaneous correspondence, 1839-1891: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1191
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891.
Title: James Russell Lowell miscellaneous correspondence,
Date(s): 1839-1891.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions of American author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat James Russell Lowell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times.

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 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1839-1891 (MS Am 1191). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Some items formerly shelved with bMS Am 1484 [items (229), (239), (244), and (285)] have been moved this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited the Atlantic Monthly (1857-1861), and with Charles Eliot Norton, the North American Review (1864- ); was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard (1855-1886) succeeding Longfellow; and U.S. minister to Spain (1877-1880) and to England (1880-1885).


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Lowell to various correspondents and a few letters to him. The letters touch on both his career and his personal life including social engagements in Cambridge and travel in Italy.

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