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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2048.1

Henry Oscar Houghton Atlantic Monthly contributors' dinner book


Bound volume containing an 1875 issue of the Atlantic Monthly and the letters from the authors invited to a celebratory "Contributors' dinner."


  • 1874-1875

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.2 linear feet (1 volume)
All letters to Henry Oscar Houghton or H.O. Houghton and Company.

Volume commemorates a dinner (Atlantic Dinner, December 15, 1874) held to honor the author-contributors to an issue of the Atlantic Monthly. Volume includes: issue of the Atlantic Monthly, vol. XXXV (Jan. 1875, no.CCVII) interleaved with letters from authors invited to the dinner, most addressed to Henry Oscar Houghton or H.O. Houghton and Company; includes manuscript list of those invited and clippings from various newspapers describing the event.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Oscar Houghton was an American printer and publisher.


Listed in order in which material is bound into volume.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

86M-94. Gift of Mr. Alexander W. Dole, 6 Bond Street, Cambridge, Ma 02138; received: 1986 October.

Separated Materials

See also bMS Am 2048 which is part of this accession, but cataloged separately. See especially item bMS Am 2048 (36) which is a loose piece removed from this volume.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895. Henry Oscar Houghton Atlantic Monthly contributors' dinner book, 1874-1875: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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