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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1247

John Bowring letters from various correspondents

Letters to British linguist and diplomat John Bowring pertaining to diplomatic, commercial, and political matters.


  • 1798-1865

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Primarily letters to Bowring from British correspondents, including government figures and foreign correspondents. Letters pertain to diplomatic, commercial, and political matters, and to his travels and writings.

Biographical / Historical

Bowring was a British linguist, diplomat, and author.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

65M-189. Gift of Hamill and Barker, 230 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60601; received: 1966 May 26.
Bowring, John, Sir, 1792-1872, recipient. John Bowring letters from various correspondents, 1798-1865: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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