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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1343.1

Bliss Perry correspondence with Jerome Johnson


Correspondence between Atlantic monthly editor Bliss Perry and Jerome Johnson.


  • 1920-1943

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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.5 linear feet (1 box)

Collection includes letters written from Johnson to Perry discussing literature, the Harvard club, Perry visiting Johnson in Montreal, death of friends, and dinner invitations. Perry writes Johnson of publishing articles in Atlantic Monthly, and declines an invitation to stay at Johnson's home. Perry's wife also wrote to Jerome Johnson about their trip to Montreal.

Biographical / Historical

Perry was a college professor, editor, and author. He taught English at Williams (1886-1893), Princeton (1893-1900), and Harvard (1907-1930). From 1899 to 1909 he was editor of The Atlantic Monthly.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-74. Gift of The Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, Vermont; received: 1964 September 17.

Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954. Bliss Perry correspondence with Jerome Johnson, 1920-1943: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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