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MS Eng 1107

Gell family. Gell family commonplace book, circa 1600-1700: 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 1107
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Gell family.
Title: Gell family commonplace book,
Date(s): 1600-1700.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Commonplace book of verse and prose formerly owned by the Gell family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

58M-229. Gift of Robert S Pirie, 14 Athens Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1959.
Note: These manuscripts were part of a collection of the Gell family that included the autograph manuscripts of John Chalkhill, now owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., Sotheby sale, 16 December 1950, lot 560.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Gell Family Commonplace Book, Circa 1600-1700 (MS Eng 1107). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Bulk of Gell papers are deposited in Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock, England, United Kingdom.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Leaves from a commonplace book of verse and prose in various unidentified hands, once part of a collection of the Gell family.

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