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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 509.3

Philip Hofer papers concerning the Henry Hamilton collection


Correspondence and other papers relating to Hofer's attempt to publish the Henry Hamilton materials owned by the Harvard College Library.


  • Creation: 1941-1942

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Philip Hofer was Curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts of the Harvard College Library. This collection concerns Hofer's desire to publish manuscripts and images from the Henry Hamilton collection. This material had been given to the Harvard College Library in 1902 and was later transferred to the Houghton Library (1942).

Biographical / Historical

Hamilton (1734?-1796) was a British army officer in the American Revolutionary War. He was also Lieutenant-Governor and Governor of Detroit, Quebec, Bermuda, and Dominica.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*93M-97. Hofer, Philip, 1898-, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; received: ca. 1943?

Related Materials

See also HOLLIS database for other materials owned by the Houghton Library relating to Henry Hamilton and his family.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Hofer, Philip, 1898-. Philip Hofer papers concerning the Henry Hamilton collection: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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