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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 700-700.4

Edmund Gosse papers


Correspondence with editors, and compositions of the British author Edmund Gosse.


  • 1882-1920

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.5 linear feet (4 volumes, 1 box)
Includes letters by Gosse to the publisher William Heinemann, and to the Century Magazine (chiefly to Richard Watson Gilder and Robert Underwood Johnson) and the North American Review (to its editor David Alexander Munro). With letters and telegrams of others to Gosse. Also contains some manuscripts of writings by Gosse, including: Unheard music, a sonnet published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1883; Gossip in a library; and To the Y.V., returning (poem).

Biographical / Historical

Gosse was a British author, critic, and poet.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. MS Eng 700: Gossip in a library
  2. II. MS Eng 700. 1: Letters to William Heinemann
  3. III. MS Eng 700. 2-700.3: Poems
  4. IV. bMS Eng 700.4: Editorial correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*41-365, *41-366, *41-367. Purchased from Arthur Pforzheimer; received: 1941 August 5.

*42M-352. Purchased with funds from the M. Gray Fund from C.A. Stonehill Ltd., 555 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y.; received: 28 December 1942.

*42M-1653F. Manuscripts deposited by Talbot Aldrich, received: 7 June 1943; gift: 1 December 1947.
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928. Edmund Gosse papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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