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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1930

Justin Winsor scrapbook


Scrapbook compiled by Librarian Justin Winsor.


  • 1695-1884

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Scrapbook volume, presumably compiled by Winsor, containing letters to Winsor, an indenture, a signed confession, and other manuscript documents as well as printed ephemera such as tickets, programs, and newspaper clippings along with other items. An inscription in the volume says that these are items received at the library, 1878-1893.

N.B. Items 1-5 were removed from item 6

Biographical / Historical

Winsor was librarian of Harvard University from 1877 to his death.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*75M-108. Transferred from Widener Library; received: 1894 2 Mar.

Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897, compiler. Justin Winsor scrapbook: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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