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MS Am 1735-1737

Addison, Julia de Wolf Gibbs, 1866-. Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison papers, 1878-1939: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1735-1737
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Addison, Julia de Wolf Gibbs, 1866-.
Title: Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison papers,
Date(s): 1878-1939.
Quantity: 1 collection (.75 linear feet (1 box, 2 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Illustrated children's books and letters of Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison, American author, graphic designer, and artitst.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-10, 64M-11,64M-49 Gift of Miss Alice B. Lovett, 27 Irving Terrace, Cambridge, Massachusetts 38; received: 1964 July and September.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison Papers, 1878-1939 (MS Am 1735-1737). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Addison was an American author, artist, and musician.


Arranged in call number order.

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts and letters by Addison including an unpublished typescript Fables and Gables of Brittany with photograph illustrations, and 18 manuscript children's books, most with watercolor illustrations by Addison. Some of the books are written by others including Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Schwenck Gilbert, and John Godfrey Saxe. Also includes letters Addison wrote to her mother Mrs. Franklin Gibbs which form a journal of a tour in Europe, Addison's notes for a talk on illuminated manuscripts, reviews and clippings on her books on art, and printed material about her.

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