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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1772

William Warland Clapp diaries and correspondence


Diaries and correspondence of American journalist and author William Warland Clapp relating to his student days in Paris.


  • 1822-1891

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3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Chiefly diaries, 1841-1842, 1865, 1873-1891, and correspondence of William Warland Clapp; together with family correspondence, autobiography of Clapp's father, William Warland Clapp Sr., journal, 1822, of a trip to New Haven, New York, and Philadelphia by the elder Clapp, and clippings, printed matter, photos, and other papers. Clapp's correspondents include his father and mother, Hannah Williams (Lane) Clapp. Much of the correspondence dates from the early 1840's when Clapp was studying in Paris.

Biographical / Historical

William Warland Clapp was a journalist and author. He was editor of the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette (1847-1865) and editor of theBoston Journal (1865-1891).


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Miscellaneous
  2. II. Correspondence
  3. ___A. Letters to William Warland Clapp, Jr.
  4. ___B. Other correspondence

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

65M-107. Gift of Mrs. James H. Means, 60 Mount Vrnon Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1965.
Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. William Warland Clapp diaries and correspondence, 1822-1891: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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