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MS Am 1949

Neal, John, 1793-1876. John Neal papers, 1803-1880: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1949
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Neal, John, 1793-1876.
Title: John Neal papers,
Date(s): 1803-1880.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, and printed materials by American author and editor John Neal.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-300. Deposited by Mrs. Sherwood Picking; received: 1932; Gift of Henry F. Picking, Brunswick, Maine, Frances P. Helyar, Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Elizabeth S. Hamill, Falmouth, Maine; 2005 October 18.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

John Neal Papers, 1803-1880 (MS Am 1949). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

John Neal was an American author and editor.


Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Letters to Neal from Park Benjamin, Sir John Bowring, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Pierpont, Ann S. Stephens, and others concern authors and writing, payment for Neal's work, health concerns, slavery in the south, interpretations of poetry, comments about Portland, Maine, and thank-you letters. In addition, correspondence from the Sun Times in New York, the Boston Literary Gazette, and other publications write to Neal soliciting submissions. Also included in the collection are two dime novels written by Neal: Little Moccasin and the White-Faced Pacer, and several bound scrapbooks containing clippings of his work.

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