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MS Am 889.435

Americana scrapbook, 1782-1902: 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 889.435
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Americana scrapbook,
Date(s): 1762-1902.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are primarily in English.
Abstract: 19th-century scrapbook featuring clippings, signatures, and letters from and about notable Americans.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell; received: 1918

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Americana Scrapbook, 1762-1902 (MS Am 889.435). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Possibly created by the Van Loan family of New York City.


Arranged as bound. Due to inconsistencies in the original pagination, this scrapbook was re-paginated at the time of cataloging. Numbering beings and ends on end-papers. Items not pasted onto a full-size scrapbook sheet are designated an alpha-numeric value.

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook is mostly clippings and other printed matter, but there are some letters, autograph signatures, photographs, and prints inserted within. Most materials date to the 19th-century and relate to notable political, military, and social figures including presidents of the United States. Only the most significant material has been described in this finding aid.

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