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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1427

Arthur Amory Houghton collection of manuscripts concerning Joseph Severn

Manuscripts relating to Joseph Severn, the English artist and friend of poet John Keats.


  • 1845-1881

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes correspondence, lithograph of Keats, watercolor, clipping, and notes.

Biographical / Historical

Severn was an English artist and friend of the poet John Keats.


Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*54M-195 (33) and (34). Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., 718 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY; received: 1954 Dec. 3; Purchased from Hamill and Barker, 664 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill.

*70M-38 (2), (3), and (4). Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.; received: 1970 Aug. 11; Purchased at the Christie Auction sale 1 July 1970, Lot 118, through Hofmann and Freeman Ltd., Holly Place Cottage, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

All materials in this finding aid were transferred from the Keats Room files.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Houghton, Arthur Amory, 1906-, collector. Arthur Amory Houghton collection of manuscripts concerning Joseph Severn: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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