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MS Am 800.4

Everett, William, 1839-1910. William Everett compositions, 1895 and undated: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 800.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Everett, William, 1839-1910.
Title: William Everett compositions,
Date(s): 1895 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript compositions by American politician, educator, and writer, William Everett.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Augustus P. Coring; received: 1934 January 18.
See curatorial file for correspondence from Coring to Harvard University detailing provenance where he states he purchased these materials at the sale of Everett's effects.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Everett Compositions, 1895 and undated (MS Am 800.4). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Additional papers of William Everett are held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Biographical / Historical

William Everett (1839-1910) was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the son of Charlotte Gray Brooks and Edward Everett (orator, Massachusetts governor, and U. S. Secretary of State). He received an AB at Harvard College in 1859, and an LLB in 1865. He was a tutor at Harvard in Latin (1870-1873), and an assistant professor of Latin (1873-1877). Everett became master of Adams Academy, Quincy, Massachusetts in 1878-1893 and then was a US House Representative from Massachusetts' 7th district (Democrat) from April 1893 through March 1895. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Massachusetts in 1897, losing to Roger Wolcott. Everett returned to his post as master at Adams Academy in 1897 and remained there until his death in 1910.


Arranged alphabetically by title of composition.

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscripts, 1 typescript, and clippings of the writings by William Everett. Includes his complete 1904 Lowell Lectures on Italian poets since Dante, many juvenile stories, and other writings. Many of the stories are incomplete (some are marked in manuscript as "incomplete"), many have autograph manuscript revisions, and most are undated.

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