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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1631

Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection


Letters and a few manuscripts of prominent literary figures, statesmen, and politicians from the United States and Europe collected by American professor of English Albert Stephens Borgman.


  • 1600-1950

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1.3 linear feet (4 boxes)

Consists of letters and a few manuscripts and documents of prominent literary figures, statesmen, and politicians from the United States and Europe. The bulk of the collection dates from the late 18th century to the early 20th century.

Biographical / Historical

Albert Stephens Borgman, who formed this collection, was a professor of English at New York University.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*60M-152. Gift of Frances Borgman Williams in memory of her brother Albert Stephens Borgman; received: 1961-1963.

Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954, collector. Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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