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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1083.2

Godkin family correspondence

Overview

Correspondence of the American Godkin family, primarily of E. L. Godkin, relating to his family and his work as editor of The Nation.

Dates

  • 1857-1888

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes personal correspondence of E.L. Godkin and his family, and business papers from his time at the Evening Post.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Lawrence Godkin was an editor and political writer. He was the founder and first editor of The Nation.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*76M-39. Purchased with the P.D. Howe fund from Maurice Sagoff, 376 Main St. Acton, Maryland 01720; received: 1977 March.
Title
Godkin family. Godkin family correspondence: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00579

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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