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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1784.15

John Knight Reeves William Dean Howells collection

Materials by and about William Dean Howells collected by John Knight Reeves.


  • 1868-1960

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Includes letters about and by Howells; Howells autograph manuscripts; correspondence and notes by collector John Knight Reeves; and clippings. Correspondents include: Mary Elizabeth Burt, Kate Field, and others. Howells manuscripts include autograph manuscripts, typescripts and stats of: Editor's easy chair; Emile Zola; In August; My literary passions; A pair of patient lovers; Their wedding journey; and World of chance.

Biographical / Historical

William Dean Howells was an American novelist and editor of the Atlantic Monthly.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

87M-90. Manuscripts presented by: Estate of John Knight Reeves, Mr. J. Quint Salmon,Court of Common Pleas of Bever County, 36th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Beaver, Pennsylvania 15009; received 1984 September 7.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Reeves, John Knight, 1907-, collector. John Knight Reeves William Dean Howells collection, 1868-1960: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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