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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2043

Davidson Sommers autograph collection


Letters from H. L. Mencken, Alexander Woolcott, and others collected by Harvard College graduate Davidson Sommers.


  • Creation: 1904-1921

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes letters from Henry Louis Mencken and Alexander Woolcott.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*88M-28. Gift of Davidson Sommers, '26, 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 7400 Washington, D.C. 20006; received: 1988 16 September.

Sommers, Davidson, collector. Davidson Sommers autograph collection: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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