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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: 2006MT-224

Mary Anne Schwalbe collection


Consists of 10 letters from actress Laura Keene to William I. Paulding, 1871-1872 and undated; miscellaneous autograph letters by William Black (2 undated letters), Philip Doddridge (1748), B. L. Farjeon (1882), Bill Nye (1886), William Gifford Palgrave (1867), Anthony Trollope (1870), and "Volney" (undated); 8 pages of an unsigned manuscript short story titled "The Didactic Village"; a rare pamphlet by the American Tract Society titled The Burmese Boy, undated; cabinet photographs of Edwin Booth and Jay Gould; engravings of theatrical figures, 1776-1827; and other papers.


  • circa 1748-1886

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Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.


.1 linear feet (1 box)



Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Schwalbe, Mary Anne, collector. Mary Anne Schwalbe collection, circa 1748-1886 (2006MT-224): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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