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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1473

Miscellaneous eighteenth-century British papers


British letters, compositions, and other documents of various writers of the 18th century.


  • 1725-1820


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

Contains letters and documents of British writers, publishers, and others active in the eighteenth century.


Arranged alphabetically by author or title if author unknown.

Physical Location

b, pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. Acquisition information is given with each item.

Related Materials

For manuscripts and correspondence of Samuel Johnson held by Houghton, see separate listings in HOLLIS.

Miscellaneous eighteenth-century British papers (MS Eng 1473): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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