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MS Am 873-874

Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton, 1849-1937. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton diaries, 1883-1914: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 873-874
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton, 1849-1937.
Title: Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton diaries,
Date(s): 1883-1914.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (6 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Diaries by and letters sent to the teacher, theologian and poet Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-268. Gift of Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1920 October 2.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton Diaries, 1883-1914 (MS Am 873-874). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

The printed version of this finding aid includes a list of letters that have been removed from these diaries and cataloged into the Autograph File.

Biographical / Historical

Eaton was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and graduated from Harvard College in 1880. He was a teacher and a theologian, but is primarily known as a poet, especially for his "Acadian Ballads."


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Manuscript diaries relate his activities and trips abroad, and include inserted letters to Eaton from Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Frank Herbert Eaton, Benjamin Rand, Titus Munson Coan, and others.

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