Dante Society of America additional correspondence
Contains correspondence of the officers of the Dante Society of America when the society was based at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.25 linear feet (.25 linear feet)
Chiefly correspondence of officers of the society when it was based at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Concerns memberships, dues, attendance at meetings, society publications, and the Dante prize given annually for the best essay on Dante.
Biographical / Historical
The Dante Society of America is an association of Dante scholars, mostly professors at American universities. The society was formerly based at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1881 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, and Charles Eliot Norton (the Society's first three presidents) and others, and is the second oldest officially constituted organization in the world (after the Deutsche Dante-Gesellschaft, founded in 1865) dedicated to the encouragement of the study and appreciation of the time, life, works, and cultural legacy of Dante Alighieri.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
64M-269. Gift; received: 1940 July 8.
- Dante Society of America. Dante Society of America additional correspondence, 1883-1898: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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