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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1602.1

William Tudor letters from various correspondents


Letters to William Tudor, written during his years of diplomatic service in Lima and Rio de Janeiro..


  • 1802-1857

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.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Letters from various correspondents addressed to William Tudor during his years of diplomatic service at Lima and Rio de Janeiro. Letters concern both personal and professional matters.

Biographical / Historical

William Tudor was a merchant, legislator, author, and diplomat. He was the American consul in Lima, Peru (1823-1827) and chargé d'affaires at Rio de Janeiro (1827-1830).


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

45M-346a. Gift of The Pan-American Society of Massachusetts; received: 1945 September 27.

Tudor, William, 1779-1830, recipient. William Tudor letters from various correspondents, 1802-1857: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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