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MS Am 2179

Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. John Lothrop Motley correspondence, 1841-1867: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b [Shelved with bMS Am 2179-2180 and bMS Am 2182-2184]
Call No.: MS Am 2179
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877.
Title: John Lothrop Motley correspondence,
Date(s): 1841-1867.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 folder (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of American historian and diplomat John Lothrop Mothley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

50M-22F. Gift of Miss Rosalind Stracey, 108 Nell Gwyn House, Sloane Avenue, London S.W.3, England; received: 1950 September 20.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Lothrop Motley Correspondence, 1841-1867 (MS Am 2179). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Motley was an American historian, novelist, and diplomat who was born in Dorchester, Mass. He was minister to Austria, 1861-1867, and to England, 1869-1870.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Letters to and from colleagues and one unidentified manuscript composition.

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