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MS Am 2822

Ticknor and Fields. Ticknor and Fields designs for publications, 1882-1887: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Am 2822
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ticknor and Fields.
Title: Ticknor and Fields designs for publications,
Date(s): 1882-1887 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Original designs for publications of Boston publishing company, Ticknor and Fields.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

50M-586. Gift of Goodspeed's Book Store; received: 1949.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ticknor and Fields Designs for Publications, 1882-1887 (MS Am 2822). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ticknor and Fields (1854-1889) was an American publishing company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Other company names used included: James R. Osgood & Co., Ticknor & Company, Ticknor & Fields, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Fields, Osgood & Co., Houghton, Osgood, and Co., and later Houghton, Mifflin and Company.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Drawings are primarily for covers and spines of books published by Ticknor and Fields, but also include some for sheet music and serials. Media includes ink, graphite, watercolor, and gilt paint. One cover is a complete painting. Most drawings do not indicate the artist, but some items are by Henry Balon?, Harley, J. A. Schweinfurth?, and Sidney Lawton Smith.

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