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MS Can 78

Haliburton, Thomas Chandler, 1796-1865. Thomas Chandler Haliburton letters to Richard Bentley, 1838-1861: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Can 78
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Haliburton, Thomas Chandler, 1796-1865.
Title: Thomas Chandler Haliburton letters to Richard Bentley,
Date(s): 1838-1861.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from Nova Scotian writer Thomas Chandler Haliburton to English publisher Richard Bentley to

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

45M-537 - 45M-548. Purchased with the assistance of W. I. Morse; received: 1946 June 15th.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Thomas Chandler Haliburton Letters to Richard Bentley, 1838-1861 (MS Can 78). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Bentley (1794-1871) was an English publisher who was the owner of Richard Bentley and Son, and Haliburton was a Nova Scotian who was a politician, judge, and writer who was best known as the creator of the literary character, Sam Slick.


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Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Haliburton to Bentley and to others concerning Bentley and their mutual publishing concerns.

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