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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1235

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt papers


Correspondence of English traveler, politician, and poet Wilfred Scawen Blunt primarily with journalist Wilfrid Meynell as well as compositions by Blunt.


  • 1882-1937

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.


2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Includes 384 letters, 1882-1922, from Blunt to the journalist and author Wilfrid Meynell, together with additional correspondence of Blunt and Meynell. Some of Blunt's letters reflect his interest in Egypt and opposition to British occupation. Also includes some manuscripts and proofs of writings by Blunt, writings by others, photographs, clippings, and other printed matter.

Biographical / Historical

Blunt was an English traveler, politician, and poet.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Other manuscripts

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-188. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1965 March 19.
Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt papers, 1882-1937: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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