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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1647

Hercules Warren Fay letters from various persons


Letters to American Episcopal clergyman Hercules Warren Fay from various persons.


  • 1862-1898

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters to Hercules Warren Fay from various correspondents on subjects personal and professional. There are 51 letters from Wendell Phillips Garrison, chiefly concerning Fay's contributions to The Nation. Also included are long runs of letters from Thomas Sergeant Perry; John Richard Dennet, a classmate of Fay's at Harvard and an assistant editor of The Nation; and Henry Ainsworth Parker, an Episcopal clergyman.

Biographical / Historical

Fay was an Episcopal clergyman. He left the ministry because of poor health, but was a regular contributor of notes and reviews to The Nation and other papers. He lived in Westboro, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Please note that item number 216 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

61M-86. Purchased with the Keller fund and the Bemis fund; received: 1961.

Fay, Hercules Warren, 1841-1899, recipient. Hercules Warren Fay letters from various persons, 1862-1898: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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