Washington Irving letters to Thomas Wentworth Storrow and family
Letters from American writer Washington Irving to his friends Susan and Thomas Wentworth Storrow.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Contains over fifty personal letters, 1821-1827, by Irving in various European cities to his friends Susan and T. W. Storrow in Paris. Also a fragment of "A History of New York," and a few letters by Irving's relatives.
Biographical / Historical
Irving was an American author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Edward C. Storrow; received: 1928.
- Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Washington Irving letters to Thomas Wentworth Storrow and family: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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