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MS Am 1542

Santayana, George, 1863-1952. George Santayana miscellaneous papers, 1886-1952: 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 1542
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Santayana, George, 1863-1952.
Title: George Santayana miscellaneous papers,
Date(s): 1886-1952.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions by the philosopher, poet, and author George Santayana.

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:

George Santayana Miscellaneous Papers, 1886-1952 (MS Am 1542). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Santayana was an American philosopher, poet, and author. He taught philosophy at Harvard, 1889-1911.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Letters by Santayana to various persons, together with a few manuscripts and memorabilia. Includes letters to Francis Henry Appleton, Benjamin Apthorp Gould Fuller, Bruno Lind, and Richard C. Lyon. Compositions include "To German Americans," "Introduction to Hamlet," "More about Philosophers in America," and some occasional verse. Also includes diplomas from Harvard, a photograph, and papers written in Santayana's Philosophy 12 course at Harvard by Harry Austryn Wolfson with comments by Santayana.

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