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MS Am 783

Swift, Lindsay, 1856-1921, recipient. Lindsay Swift letters from various correspondents, 1874-1920: 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 783
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Swift, Lindsay, 1856-1921.
Title: Lindsay Swift letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1874-1920 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from family members and various correspondents sent to the American editor and author Lindsay Swift.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Lindsay Swift; received: 1921.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lindsay Swift Letters from Various Correspondents, 1874-1920 (MS Am 783). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Swift was an editor and author. He worked in the Catalogue Department of the Boston Public Library (1878-1896) and then served as editor of library publications (1896-1921).


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Lindsay Swift from personal friends and from various correspondents, including Richard Burton, Jeannette L. Gilder, and M. A. De Wolfe Howe, Bliss Perry and others, relating to Swift's literary and historical work. Also contains letters from Swift's children, including letters from his son Allen in service in Europe during World War I and from his daughter Harriet concerning student life at Vassar College.

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