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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2095

Alvan Fisher views of Harvard College


Three drawings of Harvard College by the artist Alvan Fisher.


  • 1821-1823

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)
Three drawings of views of Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. One is an 1823 northeast view (not recorded by Bail), and two are views ca. 1821 from the south and from the northeast. These drawings are probably the source for Fisher's later engravings and oil paintings of these views, though they differ in some details (see Bail No. 36).

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2000M-48. Includes the following:
  1. 48M-267 PF. Purchased with funds from duplicate money from: Richard C. Morrison, 162 Newbury St., Boston, Mass.; received: 1948 Aug. 26. Recataloged as: pfMS Am 2095 (1) and (2)
  2. 48M-222. Presented by: Mark Antony DeWolfe Howe, Esq.; received: 1949 Jan. 1. Recataloged as: pfMS Am 2095 (3).

For additional information see: Hamilton Vaughn Bail, Views of Harvard (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1949).

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Fisher, Alvan, 1792-1863. Alvan Fisher views of Harvard College, circa 1821-1823: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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