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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1850

Alfred North Whitehead letters to Guy Emerson


Letters from Harvard philosophy professor Alfred North Whitehead to banker Guy Emerson.


  • 1944-1947

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)
Includes personal correspondence regarding visits between North and Evelyn Whitehead and Guy and Ruth Emerson. Also includes newspaper clippings and two notes written about Whitehead by Emerson.

Biographical / Historical

Whitehead received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1926 and taught philosophy at Harvard. Guy Emerson was a banker.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*70M-8. Gift of Mrs. Ruth Emerson, West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; received: 1970 September 17.
Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947. Alfred North Whitehead letters to Guy Emerson: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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