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MS Am 754

McCulloch, Hugh, 1869-1902. Hugh McCulloch compositions and other material, 1893-1915: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number; Gift of Stephen Hills Parker; received: 1903 November 21.
No accession number; item (25). Gift of Stephen Hills Parker through Professor Barrett Wendell; received: 1904 April 22.
No accession number; item (6). Gift of Stephen Hills Parker through Professor Barrett Wendell; received: 1915 January 25.

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.
Most of 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:

Hugh McCulloch Compositions and Other Material, 1893-1915 (MS Am 754). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

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).

General

Items (1) - (24), (25 in part), (26) of this collection are shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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