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MS Am 1943.1

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918, collector. Henry Adams autograph album, 1833-1939: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1943.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Adams, Henry, 1838-1918, collector.
Title: Henry Adams autograph album,
Date(s): 1833-1939.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.4 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph album compiled by American historian and author Henry Adams.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-212F. Deposited by Mrs. Harold Peabody; received: 1952; gift: 1955 February 26.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

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:

Henry Adams Autograph Album, 1833-1939 (MS Am 1943.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Adams was an American historian and author.


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Scope and Contents

Mrs. Charles Francis Adams (Abigail (Brooks) Adams, 1808-1899) and her son, Henry Adams, compiled the album while they resided in London. A note on the inside front cover written by Marian Lawrence Peabody concerns the album's provenance. The early section is annotated in Henry Adams' hand. The volume was later bought and added to by George Peabody and later by John Endicott Peabody and his son, Endicott Peabody. A manuscript index in the volume and many of the identifying labels are in the hand of Henry Adams. The number in square brackets at the end of each item indicates the page on which it is mounted.

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