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MS Eng 1781

Henderson, Andrew, active 1731-1775. Andrew Henderson papers, 1726-1768: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1781
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Henderson, Andrew, active 1731-1775.
Title: Andrew Henderson papers,
Date(s): 1726-1768 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and Latin.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript papers of Scottish writer and bookseller, Andrew Henderson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2008M-42. Purchase with the Endowment Fund for the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson; received: 2008.
See curatorial file for dealer's descriptions with more details.


From the library of Gerald M. Goldberg.

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:

Andrew Henderson Papers, 1726-1768 (MS Eng 1781). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Henderson (flourished 1734-1775) was an Scottish writer and bookseller. He published a large number of historical and biographical works, some involved him in controversy with other writers such as Tobias Smollett and Samuel Johnson. [Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online].


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Includes: autograph manuscript drafts of his History of Scotland and History of anatomy, both apparently unpublished; an account of John Wilkes (partially published); plays and libretti; 5 notebooks including childhood work and family notes; and three of his works as printed pamphlets and one almanac.

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