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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1788

Phillips Brooks letters


Letters from the American clergyman Phillips Brooks to Lady Frances Stanley and Edward Everett Hale.


  • Creation: 1867-1892


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.


.12 linear feet (1 volume)

Letters from Brooks to Edward Everett Hale concern professional matters such as his work with Harvard Divinity School and his writing. Brooks' letters to Lady Stanley refer to Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston, Mass. as well as personal matters. Letters from Mary F. Brooks to Lady Stanley are about Phillips Brooks' illness and death.

Biographical / Historical

Brooks, an Episcopal clergyman, was rector of Trinity Church, Boston (1868-1893) and bishop of Massachusetts (1891-1893).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

66M-28. Purchased with the Duplicate fund; received: 1966 September 28

Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893. Phillips Brooks letters, 1867-1892: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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