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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1304.2

Julia Garnett Pertz papers


Correspondence of Julia Garnett Pertz about social reform, including the emancipation of enslaved people.


  • 1820-1881
  • Majority of material found in 1820-1858

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1.1 linear feet (4 boxes)
Consists of correspondence of Julia Garnett Pertz, Frances Wright d'Arusmont, and others. D'Arusmont was a reformer known as Fanny Wright and her correspondence with Julia and Harriet Garnett concerns the establishment of the Nashoba Community in Tennessee and the emancipation of enslaved people. Includes letters (mostly negative photocopies) from Marquis de Lafayette to Julia and Harriet Garnett. Other correspondence is from the Garnett and Wright families and their friends in Europe and the U.S. Also includes Julia Garnett Pertz's compositions and notes for her husband's works.

Biographical / Historical

Pertz was the wife of German historian Georg Heinrich Pertz.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to Julia (Garnett) Pertz
  2. II. Letters from Julia (Garnett) Pertz
  3. III. Other letters
  4. IV. Compositions

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*76M-10. Deposited by Katharine Haramundanis, Bedford Road Carlisle, Massachusetts; received: 1973, 1974, and 1976.
Pertz, Julia Garnett, 1793-1852. Julia Garnett Pertz papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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