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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1630

Joseph E. Field collection of letters by autograph collectors


Letters by collectors of autographs, collected by the American historian Joseph E. Fields.


  • 1822-1921

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Primarily letters of collectors of autographs who were interested in signers of the Declaration of Independence, including many letters from collector William Buell Sprague, with offprints concerning Thomas Lynch, a signer of the Declaration of Independence .

Biographical / Historical

Fields was an American historian and biographer who wrote about the American Revolution.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*60M-102 and *60M-103. Gift of Dr. Joseph E. Fields, Wessington, 1221 Glenwood Avenue Joliet Illinois; received: 1960 28 Dec.
Fields, Joseph E., collector. Joseph E. Field collection of letters by autograph collectors, 1822-1921: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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