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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1745-1745.1

James Thomas Fields autograph album

Letters and autographs collected by Boston publisher James Thomas Fields.


  • 1750-1941

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)

Chiefly letters and manuscripts of American and British writers collected by James T. Fields and completed by his wife Annie Adams Fields. Most are accompanied by portrait engravings or photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Fields was a Boston publisher, editor, and author. He was head of the publishing firm of Ticknor and Fields and editor of The Atlantic Monthly (1861-1870).


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. MS Am 1745: Library album
  2. II. MS Am 1745.1: Manuscripts removed from the library album

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-125. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from The Reverend James Holland Beal, Jackson Lodge Jackson, New Hampshire; received: 1964 December 21.
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881, collector. James Thomas Fields autograph album: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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