Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1456

Letters from Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Edward Channing to Eva Gertrude Moore


Letters from the American abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson and the American historian Edward Channing to Eva Gertrude Moore.


  • Creation: 1884-1928

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)

Letters from Higginson to Eva Gertrude Moore concern daily life. Letters from Edward Channing to Moore are primarily about her secretarial work for him. Includes autograph manuscript essay Heine and the monkey's skin and three autograph manuscript drafts of the National hymn for July 4, 1896 by Higginson.

Biographical / Historical

Higginson was an American author, Unitarian minister and leading abolitionist. Channing was an American historian who taught at Harvard (1883-1929).

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*43M-13 -18. Purchased from Eva Gertrude Moore, Belmont, Massachusetts; received: 1943 August 2.

Moore, Eva Gertrude, recipient. Letters from Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Edward Channing to Eva Gertrude Moore, 1884-1928: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440