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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1236.1

James Russell Lowell letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Letters to American author and editor Thomas Bailey Aldrich from American author, editor, and diplomat James Russell Lowell.


  • 1860-1890

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes thirty-one letters from Lowell to Aldrich concerning both professional and personal matters, such as The Atlantic monthly and Aldrich's poetry and books.

Biographical / Historical

Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited The Atlantic Monthly, and with Charles Eliot Norton, The North American Review; was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard; and U.S. minister to Spain and to England. Aldrich was an American writer and editor.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*42M-891. Gift of Thomas Bailey Aldrich Memorial Trustees; received: 1943.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell letters to Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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