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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2339

Gamaliel Bradford correspondence

Overview

Correspondence of the American biographer, critic, poet, and dramatist Gamaliel Bradford.

Dates

  • Creation: 1903-1914

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

1.6 linear feet (14 volumes, 1 box)

Chiefly typescript correspondence concerning Bradford's publications, including his books and articles on General Robert E. Lee and the American Civil War. His publishers included Houghton, Mifflin and Company and Little, Brown and Company.

Biographical / Historical

Bradford was an American biographer, critic, poet, and dramatist. He was born in Boston, the sixth of seven Gamaliel Bradfords in unbroken succession, of whom the first was a great-grandson of Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. He perfected the method of writing "psychographs," or short portraits of historical figures.

Arrangement

Arranged into two series: I. Letters received II. Publishers' correspondence. Letters in volumes arranged chronologically; listing of correspondents arranged chronologically and alphabetically within.

  1. I. Letters received (with card index), arranged chronologically
  2. II. Publishers' correspondence, arrangedchronologically
  3. Index to "Letters received"

Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-36. Gift of Mrs. Gamaliel Bradford; 9 Abbott Street, Wellesley 81, Massachusetts; received: 1953.

Title
Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932. Gamaliel Bradford correspondence: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00478

Repository Details

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