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MS Am 2981

Lowell, James Burnett, 1873-1947. James Burnett Lowell photographs, 1873-1881: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2981
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lowell, James Burnett, 1873-1947.
Title: James Burnett Lowell photographs,
Date(s): 1873-1881 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Various format photographs of American James Burnett Lowell as a child, and other unidentified images.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43-2635. Gift of James Burnett Lowell; received: 1944 July 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.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

James Burnett Lowell Photographs, 1873-1881 (MS Am 2981). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

James Burnett Lowell (February 4, 1873- October 24, 1947; Harvard AB 1894) was born named James Russell Lowell Burnett, the son of Mabel Lowell Burnett (1847-1898) and Edward Burnett (1849-1925). His grandfather was James Russell Lowell (1819-1891; Harvard AB 1838) the poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. His grandfather asked the family to legally change the child's name to the surname of Lowell. James Burnett Lowell married Harriet Worden Lowell (1872-1943) and they had one child, James Russell Lowell (1901-1960). J. B. Lowell worked on the New York Stock Exchange with the firm of Worden Co.


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Scope and Contents

Collection contains primarily childhood portrait photographs of James Burnett Lowell, as well as 4 other unidentified images. A few items have manuscript text on versos. Includes: photographs, tintype (prints), carte-de-visite (card photographs), and cabinet photographs.

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