Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2020

Margaret Leech papers


Letters and manuscripts of American writer and historian Margaret Leech.


  • Creation: 1933-1973

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains letters to Leech, mostly of a personal nature from other writers who were her friends. Also includes a manuscript by Leech and notes for stories.

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Kernochan Leech was an American novelist, biographer, historian, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.


Arranged alphabetically by author. Manuscripts by Margaret Leech in items (9) and (10).

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*83M-8. Gift of Sydney Joseph Freedberg; received: 1984.

Leech, Margaret, 1893-1974. Margaret Leech papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440