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MS Eng 1476

Sherburn, George Wiley, 1884-, collector. George Wiley Sherburn collection of letters and documents, 1655-1834: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1476
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sherburn, George Wiley, 1884-, collector.
Title: George Wiley Sherburn collection of letters and documents,
Date(s): 1655-1834.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters, primarily from George Colman, and other documents collected by the Harvard University English professor George Wiley Sherburn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-178, 51M-181, 51-182. Deposited by George Sherburn, Widener 117; received: 1952 January.

Processing Information:

Original accession groupings were maintained, but items were renumbered into one numerical sequence during reclassification in November of 2004.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Wiley Sherburn Collection of Letters and Documents, 1655-1834 (MS Eng 1476). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sherburn (1884-1962) taught English at Harvard and was known primarily for his scholarship on Alexander Pope.


Organized by original accession number groupings, then alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

This is a mixed collection of manuscript materials, and primarily concerns England in the 18th-century. Includes letters from Henry Saint-John Bolingbroke and George Colman to various correspondents. There are also manuscripts by unidentified authors in English and French.

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