[OASIS] Harvard University Library
OASIS: Online Archival Search Information System
http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou02443View HOLLIS Record   Frames Version
Questions or Comments   Copyright Statement
MS Am 1792

Papers relating to the bequest of Thomas Carlyle's library to Harvard College Library, 1869-1894: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 1792
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Papers relating to the bequest of Thomas Carlyle's library to Harvard College Library,
Date(s): 1869-1894.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and other documents concerning Thomas Carlyle's bequest of his library to the Harvard College Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Recataloged from Carl 243 and Carl 1.25.
Carl 1.25 was purchased with the Norton Fund; received: 1932 July 18.

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:

Papers Relating to the Bequest of Thomas Carlyle's Library to Harvard College Library, 1869-1894 (MS Am 1792). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish essayist, satirist, and historian.


Arranged by folder number as found during full cataloging in June of 2013.

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Carlyle's bequest to the Harvard College Library of the books used by him in writing the History of Friedrich of Prussia and Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches. Collection includes: autograph letters from Charles E. Norton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Woolner, and Mrs. Alexander Carlyle; manuscript letters from the Trübner & Co., London, executors of Carlyle; a preliminary list in Mary Aitken's hand of books, annotated by Thomas Carlyle, to be forwarded to Harvard; a printed copy of Harvard Library bibliographical contributions, 1888, and Harvard University bulletin containing the notice of Carlyle's bequest, 1881; and other materials.

Container List