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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1745.2

Letters to James Thomas Fields from various correspondents

Letters to Boston publisher James Thomas Fields published in his Yesterdays with authors.


  • 1863-1941
  • Majority of material found in 1863-1877

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Chiefly letters of American and British writers, including Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others, which were collected into an album by James T. Fields and published in his Yesterdays with authors.

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).


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-152. Gift of The Reverend James Holland Beal, Jackson Lodge Jackson, New Hampshire; received: 1965 January.
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881, recipient. Letters to James Thomas Fields from various correspondents: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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