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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1772

William Warland Clapp diaries and correspondence

Overview

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

Dates

  • 1822-1891

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

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).

Arrangement

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

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

65M-107. Gift of Mrs. James H. Means, 60 Mount Vrnon Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1965.

Title
Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891. William Warland Clapp diaries and correspondence, 1822-1891: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00702

Repository Details

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