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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 184

John Neal letters to various correspondents


Letters from American author and editor John Neal to various persons concerning literary and political subjects.


  • 1841-1875

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Consists of letters by John Neal to various persons, chiefly concerning literary and political subjects. Includes 10 letters to William Pitt Fessenden and 13 letters to Orville James Victor.

Biographical / Historical

Neal was an American author and editor.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kenneth B. Murdock; received: 1927.

Recataloged from MS Am 196.

Neal, John, 1793-1876. John Neal letters to various correspondents: Guide.
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