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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1742

Edwad Everett letter book


Letters to various correspondents from American statesman, clergyman, orator, and president of Harvard University, Edward Everett.


  • 1818-1819


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.16 linear feet (1 volume)

Autograph copies of letters written by Everett to various family members and friends, including several to Harvard president John T. Kirkland, chiefly concerning Everett's travels in Italy. He gives detailed descriptions of various important landmarks and buildings, especially in Rome. He also describes meeting Letitia Bonaparte and discusses various plans for adding to library collections in Boston.

Pp. 84-140 in an unidentified hand.

Biographical / Historical

Everett was an American statesman, clergyman, and orator, as well as professor of Greek at Harvard University and president of Harvard University, 1846-1849.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-88. Gift of Dr. Edmund B. Fitzgerald, 563 Furnace Brook Parkway, Wollaston 70, Massachusetts; received: 1964 October.

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. Edwad Everett letter book: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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