Edwin Francis Edgett letters from others
Frequent correspondents include Winthrop Ames, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Harry Houdini, and many others, mostly from the theatrical world. The Houdini letters mainly concern his efforts to build a theatrical library.
- Majority of material found within circa 1888-1932
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Collection is open for research.
Extent.7 linear feet (2 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
Edwin Francis Edgett was the dramatic editor of the Boston Evening Transcript, and an 1894 graduate of Harvard College.
Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.
- Edgett, Edwin Francis, 1867-1946, recipient. Edwin Francis Edgett letters from others, circa 1888-1932 (2006MT-254): Guide
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
- 2018 November 16
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