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MS Am 2613

Wolkins, George Gregerson, 1878-1951. George Gregerson Wolkins papers, 1922-1942: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2613
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wolkins, George Gregerson, 1878-1951.
Title: George Gregerson Wolkins papers,
Date(s): 1922-1942.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Research materials, drafts of articles, correspondence, manuscript transcripts of historical documents, and other materials, assembled by American historian, George Gregerson Wolkins.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Probably bequest of the estate of George G. Wolkins; probably received: 1951. NOTE: the Harvard University President's Report for 1950-1951 records a gift to the University Library of a collection of materials from the estate of George G. Wolkins.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009. Only two boxes were located at time of processing; a third, oversize folder was not found.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Gregerson Wolkins Papers, 1922-1942 (MS Am 2613). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Additonal collections relating to Wolkins can be found at the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Harvard Business School Historical Collections.

Biographical / Historical

George Gregerson Wolkins (1878-1951) was the general manager of a wholesale coal dealer (Hanson and Parker) in Boston, Massachusetts and an historian. He published historical articles, especially in the Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings and gave lectures throughout New England.


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Scope and Contents

Includes: correspondence between Wolkins and libraries and other historical institutions; copies of historical documents from libraries and archives; autograph manuscript drafts, typescripts, and galley proofs of articles and lectures; autograph manuscript notes for research interests; manuscript transcripts of historical documents (especially from Great Britain's Public Record Office); a few printed documents and articles related to his research; account statements, receipts, and bills for securing documents; clippings; and other materials.


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