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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 148

Washington Irving letters to Thomas Wentworth Storrow and family


Letters from American writer Washington Irving to his friends Susan and Thomas Wentworth Storrow.


  • Creation: 1821-1859

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)

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.

Physical Location


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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