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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1291.1

Thomas Stilwell Lamont correspondence

Overview

Correspondence of banker and Harvard Corporation member Thomas Stilwell Lamont.

Dates

  • 1954-1966

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Consists chiefly of letters from various correspondents to Lamont, regarding John Masefield's proposed recording for the Academy of American Poets and Masefield's poem written as a tribute to Lamont's parents, Thomas William and Florence Lamont. Also includes correspondence between the Academy and Lamont regarding the recording.

Biographical / Historical

Lamont, son of financier Thomas W. Lamont, was a banker and served on Harvard University's Board of Corporation.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to Thomas Stilwell Lamont
  2. II. Letters from Thomas Stilwell Lamont
  3. III. Other letters

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

72M-102. Gift of Mr. Corliss Lamont, 315 West 106th Street, New York, New York 10025; received: 1972 June 12.

Title
Lamont, Thomas Stilwell, 1899-1967. Thomas Stilwell Lamont correspondence, 1954-1966: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00778

Repository Details

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