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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1172-1172.1

Letters sent to Cornelius Conway Felton from various correspondents

Overview

Letters to classical scholar and Harvard College president Cornelius Conway Felton primarily concerning his classical studies.

Dates

  • 1849-1860

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.6 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume )

Contains letters to Felton, many of which relate to classical studies, and especially archaeological investigations at Athens. Also contains Felton's lecture on Aristophanes, 1852.

Biographical / Historical

Cornelius Conway Felton was a classical scholar and professor, and later president of Harvard College.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

49M-234-49M-235. Gift of James F. Drake, 24 West 40th Street New York 18, New York; received: 1949 December.

Title
Felton, Cornelius Conway, 1807-1862, recipient. Letters sent to Cornelius Conway Felton from various correspondents, 1849-1860: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00939

Repository Details

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