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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1981-1981.4

Henry Oscar Houghton additional papers

Journal, account books, and letters of the American publisher Henry Oscar Houghton.


  • 1839-1895


.5 linear feet (5 volumes)

Includes Houghton's "Journal of private correspondence and notebook," containing copies of letters, 1839-1840, and journal, 1839-1852. Also includes account books, 1845-1851, 1840-1850; and one volume of letters of condolence, 1891, on the death of Houghton's wife, Nanna Wyer Houghton (with correspondents whose names begin with A-H). Also includes two volumes of condolence letters on the death of Henry Oscar Houghton. One volume consists of letters to the family (with correspondents whose names begin with A-K). The other volume includes letters to Houghton, Mifflin and Company.

Biographical / Historical

Houghton was an American printer and publisher, proprietor of the Riverside Press in Cambridge, Mass., and partner, successively, in the publishing firms of Hurd and Houghton; Houghton, Osgood & Company; and Houghton, Mifflin & Company.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. MS Am 1981: Correspondence
  2. II. MS Am 1981.1: Account books
  3. III. MS Am 1981.2: Letters of condolence
  4. IV. MS Am 1981.3: Additional letters of condolence
  5. V. MS Am 1981.4: Additional letters of condolence

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Gift of Alexander W. Dole, 6 Bond Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; received: 1978 Jun 30 and 18 Nov.
Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895. Henry Oscar Houghton additional papers, 1839-1895: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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