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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1923

Alfred Leete Hampson collection of correspondence concerning Emily Dickinson's papers,

Correspondence, primarily of Dickinson heir Alfred Leete Hampson and William McCarthy, curator at the Rosenbach Foundation, concerning the permanent placement of the papers of the American poet Emily Dickinson at Houghton Library and the publication of various editions of her work.

Dates

  • 1943-1964.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.))

The collection concerns the permanent placement of the Emily Dickinson manuscripts and the publication of various editions of her works including a one volume edition of the complete works published by Little, Brown. The main correspondents are Hampson; his wife, Mary; Gilbert Montague, a NY lawyer and collateral relative of Dickinson who provided the funds that enabled Harvard to buy the collection from Hampson; William McCarthy, curator at the Rosenbach Foundation in Philadelphia, who was instrumental in arranging the sale; and Arthur Thornhill of Little, Brown. Also contains a few clippings.

Biographical / Historical

Hampson was the sole heir to Martha Dickinson Bianchi's Dickinson manuscripts and rights of publication

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*75M-74. Gift of Mrs. Alfred Leete Hampson, The Evergreens, Amherst, Massachusetts; received: 1975
Title
Hampson, Alfred Leete, collector. Alfred Leete Hampson collection of correspondence concerning Emily Dickinson's papers: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00588

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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