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MS Am 1686-1686.6

Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. William Roscoe Thayer compositions, 1887-1915: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 1686-1686.6
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923.
Title: William Roscoe Thayer compositions,
Date(s): 1887-1915.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (12 volumes).)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts of works by American biographer and historian William Roscoe Thayer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

47M-210 - 47M-214. Gift of Mrs. Southworth Lancaster of Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1947 July 24.
First draft of Cavour and Bismark was gift of Harry Nelson Gay; received: 1931.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Roscoe Thayer Compositions, 1887-1915 (MS Am 1686-1686.6). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Thayer was an American biographer and historian.


Arranged alphabetically by manuscript title.

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of biographical and historical works by Thayer: "Cavour and Bismarck," 1906 (including some printed versions); The Dawn of Italian Independence, 1892; A Short History of Venice, 1903; Life and Letters of John Hay (printer's copy), 1915; and Life and Times of Cavour (printer's copy), 1911. Also includes The Master's Calendar, 1887, an anthology of verse compiled by Thayer.

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