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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 732

Rashleigh Holt-White correspondence


Correspondence between Rashleigh Holt-White, great-grand-nephew of English naturalist Gilbert White, and his family.


  • 1820-1926

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)
Collection contains correspondence of Rashleigh Holt-White, mainly dealing with his novel about naturalist Gilbert White. Letters address topics such as genealogy of White family, information about Selborne, information contained in the White family diaries, passages from the White family wills, and financial matters concerning the book. Letters also contain comments on the book by Holt-White, called "Life and Letters of Gilbert White of Selborne." Collection also contains manuscripts of the first two chapters of Holt-White's book, extracts from the Garden Kalendar and the Naturalist's Journal of Gilbert White of Selborne, a list of Illustrations for the book, translations, documents about the death and will of Algernon Hyde Holt-White, and postcards.

Biographical / Historical

Holt-White was the great-grand-nephew of the English naturalist Gilbert White (1720-1793).


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*47M-377. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer, Mr. Thomas Barbour, and Miss Gertrude A. Thurston; received: 1943 June.
Holt-White, Rashleigh. Rashleigh Holt-White correspondence, 1820-1926: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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