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Autograph File, B

Autograph File, B, circa 1500-1982: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Autograph File, B
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Autograph File, B,
Date(s): 1500-1982.
Quantity: 1 collection (12 linear feet (24 boxes)
Abstract: The Autograph File is an alphabetically arranged collection of single letters, manuscripts, and drawings received from various sources at various times. Additions continue to be made.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry. The most recent addition to this portion of the Autograph File was made 2016 March 9.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Conditions Governing Use:

Images linked to the finding aid describing this collection are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Autograph File, B, circa 1500-1982. Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

The Autograph File is a collection of items received singly or in small groups from various sources at various times, and autograph collections, such as that of Evert J. Wendell, which were not kept together as a distinct collection. Items in this portion of the Autograph File include letters from Joanna Baillie, Charles Baudelaire, Benjamin Disraeli earl of Beaconsfield, Hector Berlioz, Frederic Mayer Bird, Bishop Phillips Brooks, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, William Jennings Bryan, and Aaron Burr. There are also compositions and letters of Honore de Balzac, Sir James Matthew Barrie, Henry Ward Beecher, Julius Bing, the Bonaparte family, the Bronte family, William Cullen Bryant, Robert Burns, and Lord Byron, among others.

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