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Location: b [Houghton], b [Harvard Depository]
Call No.: MS Am 754
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: McCulloch, Hugh, 1869-1902.
Title: Hugh McCulloch compositions and other material,
Date(s): 1893-1915 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript compositions by American writer Hugh McCulloch.
Hugh McCulloch Jr. (1869-1902) was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the grandson of Hugh McCulloch (1808-1895) who was United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Lincoln, Johnson and later Arthur. McCulloch Jr. received an AB at Harvard College in 1891 and served also at Harvard as an English assistant for Professor Barrett Wendell from 1892-1894. His first published volume of poetry was The Quest of Heracles and Other Poems (1893), inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites. In autumn of 1894, he went abroad to write and lived in Florence with Setphen Hills Parker. He died in Florence, Italy of typhoid fever, shortly before he turned 33 in March of 1902. After his death, a volume of his last poems composed while in Florence was published as: Written in Florence: the Last Verses of Hugh McCulloch (1902).See also item (26) for additional biographical details.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Poems
- II. Prose
- III. Other material
Autograph manuscripts and typescripts by Hugh McCulloch of his poems, short stories, essays, and other prose. Also includes: letters, written after McCulloch's death in 1902, from Harvard professor Barrett Wendell and Stephen Hills Parker to Harvard librarian William C. Lane; and a box made of vellum, that Parker had made in Florence to house McCulloch's manuscripts in the Harvard Library. Note found with this collection indicates that the manuscripts were "arranged by S. H. Parker" (the donor).
Items (1) - (24), (25 in part), (26) of this collection are shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.