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MS Eng 233-233.22

Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Alexander Pope collection, 1711-1744: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f, pf
Call No.: MS Eng 233-233.22
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744.
Title: Alexander Pope collection,
Date(s): 1711-1744.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (26 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of autograph documents, compositions, letters, and other materials by and about English poet Alexander Pope.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Acquired from various sources at various times. See items for full acquistion information.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to most of this material. Collection is open for research.
fMS Eng 233.1 (1) is restricted from use, reader's must use photostatic copy fMS Eng 233.1 (2) and/or facsimile fMS Eng 233.1.1. Permission of curator must be obtained to consult the original.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alexander Pope Collection, 1711-1744 (MS Eng 233-233.22). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Pope was an English essayist, critic, satirist, and poet of the Enlightenment.


Arranged in call-number order.

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts by Alexander Pope including: a drawing, receipts, letters, a copyright assignment, and the autograph manuscript of Ethic epistles [The Essay on man, I-III]. Also includes documents of others concerning Pope, a mezzotint of Pope, an 18th century shorthand version of Essay on Man in an unidentified hand, and a facsimile of An essay on man. reproductions of ... in Pierpont Morgan Library and the Houghton Library ...,1962.

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