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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1009

Thomas De Quincey papers


Primarily correspondence and compositions of the English author Thomas De Quincey.


  • 1794-1904

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 correspondence of Thomas DeQuincey with James Hogg & Sons as well as other correspondents, as well as correspondence of Florence De Quincey Bairdsmith with Alexander Hay Japp and other publishers along with correspondence of Emily De Quincey with Alexander Hay Japp and Henry Stephens Salt. Also includes the correspondence of James Hogg & Sons and Alexander Hay Japp with others. Also contains compositions by Thomas De Quincey, including galley and page proofs of Confessions of an English opium eater, together with the last wills and testaments of Thomas DeQuincey and Thomas Penson among other items.

Biographical / Historical

De Quincey was an English author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*42M-653. Gift of Horace Ainsworth Eaton, Syracuse, N.Y.; received: 1943 March 24.
De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859. Thomas De Quincey papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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