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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2033

Lucien Price notebooks and correspondence


Notebooks containing journal entries and notes on compositions as well as correspondence of the American novelist and journalist Lucien Price.


  • Creation: 1901-1964

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


9 linear feet (18 boxes)

Two hundred seventy-seven notebooks containing journal entries and notes for compositions (1901-1964). Correspondents include Witter Bynner, Herbert Collum, William James, Raymond Thibeau McClure, and Frederick H. Middleton.

Biographical / Historical

Lucien Price was an author and journalist with the Boston Transcript (1907-1914) and then the Boston Globe until his death. He published books on education, Europe, and memories of his early life in Ohio.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Notebooks
  2. II. Correspondence

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*87M-9. Gift of Lucien Price, 75 Hancock Street. Boston, Massachusetts; received: 19518 May; 1961 20 Jan; 1963.

Bequest of Lucien Price; received: 1972 4 Jun and 12 Jul.

This collection is made up of the following earlier groups: *50M-363 (items 1-139); *60M-84 (items 140-151 and 180); *62M-260 (items 152-166); MS Stor 160 (items 167-176, 177-179, 181-203).

Price, Lucien, 1883-1964. Lucien Price notebooks and correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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