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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2010

Amy Hemenway collection of autographs

Autograph collection of American collector Amy Hemenway.


  • 1791-1873

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (3 boxes)

This autograph collection consists primarily of letters by American authors and politicians, but includes letters by scientists, philosophers, and historians, and by prominent Europeans, particularly British. A number of letters are to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Also contains a few manuscripts, photographs, signatures, a drawing, and three pieces of money.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Please note that item number 58 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*82M-65. Gift of Amy Hemenway's grandchildren, George M. Bartol, Janet Belash, Priscilla B. Grace, and Ann Bartol Sutcliffe; received: 1982.

Also purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from Phyllis N. Bartol, 1982.

Digitization Funding

Collections and items have been digitized with the generous support of The Polonsky Foundation.
Hemenway, Amy, collector. Amy Hemenway collection of autographs: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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