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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 805

War-time letters from friends in England and Australia sent to Mary L. Wheeler


Letters sent to American editor Mary L. Wheeler discussing women's war work during World War II and other topics.


  • 1938-1947 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)
Letters to Wheeler from friends she met while spending a year in England (1926-1927). Includes discussion of living conditions in England and Australia and work done by women during World War II. Includes clippings.

Biographical / Historical

Wheeler was a Massachusetts editor of literary collections.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*45M-357. Gift of Mary L. Wheeler, Lincoln, Massachuestts; 2 Otis Place, Boston, Massachusetts; and 11 Brimmer St., Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1946 May 18 and 1947 February 23.

See curatorial file for extensive notes by Mary L. Wheeler providing biographical information about these correspondents. Notes in this finding aid labeled: "Biographical note by Wheeler," were taken from Wheeler's original notes.

Processing Information

Processed by: Megan O'Shea.
Link to catalog
Wheeler, Mary L., recipient. War-time letters from friends in England and Australia sent to Mary L. Wheeler: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Cataloging funded by the Francis P. Scully and Robert G. Scully Class of 1951 Fund.

Repository Details

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