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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Thr 118.1

William Alfred papers concerning adaptations of Agamemnon and The scarlet letter


Typescripts of and notes concerning adaptations of Agamemnon and The scarlet letter by American playwright and professor at Harvard University William Alfred.


  • 1946-1947 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Typescripts of and notes concerning Alfred's adaptations of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The scarlet letter. The typescript adaptation of Agamemnon has manuscript annotations in the hand of Archibald MacLeish.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred was an American playwright and the Lawrence Lowell professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-161. Gift of Mr. William Alfred, 31 Athens Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1965 February.

Alfred, William, 1922-1999. William Alfred papers concerning adaptations of Agamemnon and The scarlet letter, 1946-1947: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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