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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.
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Repository Details

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