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MS Thr 470 (1176) - (1184)

Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, collector. Rogers Memorial Collection: Pamphlets, 1853-1936: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 470 (1176) - (1184)
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, collector.
Title: Rogers Memorial Collection: Pamphlets,
Date(s): 1853-1936.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Annotated printed pamphlets collected by Henry Munroe Rogers and Clara Kathleen Rogers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Clara Kathleen Rogers and Henry Munroe Rogers; received: 1930.
The core of the collection arrived in 1930, but Henry Munroe Rogers continued to add material informally through 1937.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Rick Stattler

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This series is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Rogers Memorial Collection: Pamphlets, 1853-1936 (MS Thr 470 (1176)-(1184)). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Pamphlets written by Henry Munroe Rogers or Clara Kathleen Rogers can be found with their personal papers. Many other separately cataloged pamphlets from the Rogers collection can be found in the HOLLIS catalog under the author heading "Rogers Memorial Collection."
The Rogers Memorial Collection, of which this is Series VI, contains literary, musical and historical material from Boston circa 1870-1930, and memorabilia of the English composer John Barnett (1802-1890). A master list of the Rogers Memorial Collection series can be found in HOLLIS 10104119.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Munroe Rogers (1839-1937) was a Boston lawyer and a patron of local theater. Born in Boston, he was one of six children of John Hicks Rogers and Lucy Catherine Smith. He attended Harvard College (A.B. 1862; L.L.B. 1867) and served as a paymaster in the United States Navy during the Civil War. He became a successful Boston lawyer and a charter member in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. After his marriage in 1878 to the English opera singer Clara Kathleen Barnett (daughter of the English composer John Barnett), the couple entertained many theatrical, literary and musical luminaries in their home.


For a description of the Rogers Memorial Collection, see The Rogers Memorial Room : an account of the nature, origin, and significance of the memorabilia presented to Harvard College in 1930 by Clara Kathleen & Henry Munroe Rogers ([Boston] : Cosmos Press, 1935).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

This series contains annotated printed pamphlets from the Rogers Memorial Collection. Many have inscriptions from the author, or contain notes by Henry Munroe Rogers or Clara Kathleen Rogers. The pamphlets cover a wide range of subject matter, ranging from law to foreign policy to singing instruction, and include a large number of plays.


This series is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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