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.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*93M-97. Hofer, Philip, 1898-, Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; received: ca. 1943?
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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Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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