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MS Am 1124.3-1124.4

Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. George William Curtis miscellaneous correspondence, 1852-1892: 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 1124.3-1124.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Curtis, George William, 1824-1892.
Title: George William Curtis miscellaneous correspondence,
Date(s): 1852-1892.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of American author, orator, editor, and reformer George William Curtis.

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 William Curtis Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1852-1892 (MS Am 1124.3-1124.4. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Curtis was an American author, orator, editor, and reformer.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Jay, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The majority of the letters written by Curtis concerning daily life and social meetings. Topics also include domestic travel for both business and pleasure; as well as accounts of familial relations and their general health. The letters received by Curtis are generally thank-you notes for lectures and other personal appearances, and requests for appointments. This series also includes the petition from Madison University that conferred an honorary L.L.D. on Curtis. The collection also includes letters and dinner invitations from Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Longfellow.

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