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MS Am 2643

English, Judith Kelly. Judith Kelly English research papers on Phillips Brooks, 1886-1957: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2643
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: English, Judith Kelly.
Title: Judith Kelly English research papers on Phillips Brooks,
Date(s): 1886-1957 (inclusive), 1952-1957 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (5 boxes (5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, index cards, and other research papers assembled by Judith Kelly English, concerning her research for a biography of Phillips Brooks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

65M-227. Gift of William Durfor English; date unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection 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:

Judith Kelly English Research Papers on Phillips Brooks, 1886-1957 (MS Am 2643). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Phillips Brooks (1835-1895) was a Harvard College graduate (AB 1855), an Episcopal clergyman, rector of Trinity Church, Boston (1868-1893), and bishop of Massachusetts (1891-1893). Judith Kelly English lived in Beverly, Massachusetts ca. 1950s and was researching Brooks's life for an eventual biography.


Organized into the following three series:

Scope and Contents

All materials concern the life and work of Phillips Brooks, assembled for a future biography by Judith English. Includes correspondence (1952-1957), transcripts of some Brooks letters to others, portrait photographs of Brooks, research notes and index cards made by English, and printed materials. Also includes a scrapbook of clippings on Brooks, assembled by Lewis Hammond and borrowed by English.


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

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