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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,
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.
Curtis was an American author, orator, editor, and reformer.
Organized into the following series:
- I. MS Am 1124.3: Letters from George William Curtis
- II. MS Am 1124.4: Letters to George William Curtis
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.