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MS Eng 1768

Bond, W. H. (William Henry), 1915-2005. W. H. Bond working papers for Thomas Hollis, circa 1982-1996: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Eng 1768
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bond, W. H. (William Henry), 1915-2005.
Title: W. H. Bond working papers on Thomas Hollis,
Date(s): 1982-1996.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers created during research on Thomas Hollis V by Houghton Librarian William Henry Bond.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

90M-79 and 95M-34. Gift of W. H. Bond; received: 1991-1996 January 26.
99M-71. Gift of W. H. Bond; received: 2000 February 1

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.
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:

W. H. Bond Working Papers on Thomas Hollis, circa 1982-1996 (MS Eng 1768). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The original manuscript (and a digital version of this manuscript) of the Thomas Hollis diary can be found at MS Eng 1191 (HOLLIS: 009376508).
See also HOLLIS and OASIS for additional materials held by the Houghton Library and the Harvard University Archives relating to Thomas Hollis V.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Hollis V (1720-1774), widely known as Thomas Hollis of Lincoln's Inn, was an English political philosopher and author. He continued his great-uncle Thomas Hollis' practice, as a great benefactor to American colleges, especially Harvard College, sending donations and numerous books.
William Henry Bond was a scholar-bibliographer who served as the Librarian of the Houghton Library from 1964-1982. In 1982-1983 the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation granted him a fellowship in support of his study of Harvard's great library benefactor, Thomas Hollis. His book, Thomas Hollis of Lincoln's Inn, was published in 1990. Bond left at his death in 2005 the completed manuscript of a "Checklist of Thomas Hollis's [3,000] Gifts to the Harvard College Library."


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Scope and Contents

Papers include a variety of working papers Bond created during his study of Thomas Hollis V. Includes: autograph manuscript card files and notebook lists of Hollis-donated books to the Harvard College Library, that Bond evaluated; and his typescript transcript computer printouts of the diary of Thomas Hollis V, 1759-1770.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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