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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1124.5-1124.8

George William Curtis papers


Speeches, lectures, journals, clippings and obituaries by or about American author George Curtis.


  • 1839-1930

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


5 linear feet (8 boxes, and 3 volumes)
Primarily autograph manuscript speeches and lectures along with poems, a notebook, a commonplace book, two journals, and a scrapbook of clippings and obituaries.

Biographical / Historical

Curtis was an American author, orator, editor, and reformer.

Physical Location

b, MS

Immediate Source of Acquisition

MS Am 1124.5: *47M-59 Gift of George W. Curtis Esq., Ashfield, Massachusetts; received: 1947 October 1.

MS Am 1124.6 and MS Am 1124.7 Gift of Bridgham Curtis; received: 1940 Mar. 16 - 1942 Mar. 5. Both recataloged from MS Am 1124 (614) and MS Am 1124 (615); formerly MS Am 50.

MS Am 1124.8: *42M-330F. Gift of his son, Bridgham Curtis, Bate, Curtis & Loeb, 11 Broadway, New York, N.Y.; received: 1942 March 26.
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. George William Curtis papers, 1839-1930: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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