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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1888.9

Lewis Gannett correspondence


Correspondence of journalist and author Lewis Gannett.


  • 1920-1965

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)
Correspondence on topics such as publishing books, a letter from John Merrick Hollister on difficulties arising from a novel Hollister wrote on Walt Disney, US politics, and a letter about Chicago. Letters written by Gannett include a letter to the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery about Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, and a response from the library. Collection also includes letter written by Gannett to the Editor of the New York Times, and newspaper clippings.

Biographical / Historical

Gannett was a journalist and author. For many years he wrote the daily book review column for the New York Herald Tribune.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to Lewis Stiles Gannett
  2. II. Letters from Lewis Stiles Gannett

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*81M-54. Gift of Mr. Michael R. Gannett, Box 350, Old River Road, West Cornwall, Connecticut 06796; received: 1981 June, October, and December.
Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Lewis Gannett correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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