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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1730

John Phillips Marquand correspondence

Correspondence of American author John Marquand with literary associates, friends, and publishers.


  • 1892-1960

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


8 linear feet (17 boxes)

Letters (including carbon copies of Marquand's replies) consist of correspondence with literary associates, friends, and publishers. There are letters from readers of Marquand's works as well as subject files on a few of Marquand's activities, notably the Book-of-the-Month Club, United China Relief, and Writer's War Board.

Biographical / Historical

Marquand was an American novelist and short story writer best known for his novels of upper class New England life and for his stories of the fictional detective Mr. Moto.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-350. Gift of John P. Marquand; received: 1961 August 31.
Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960. John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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