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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1181.4-1181.11

Edward Bellamy compositions


Compositions and notebooks of American author Edward Bellamy.


  • Creation: 1860-1939

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.


3.5 linear feet (7 boxes and 1 volume)

Compositions including lectures, articles, short stories, drafts of Equality (a sequel to Looking Backward), and notebooks. There are also writings about Bellamy by John Hope Franklin, Arthur E. Morgan, and others.

Biographical / Historical

Bellamy was an American author, best known for the utopian romance,Looking Backward: 2000-1887, published in 1888.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. MS Am 1181.4: Compositions
  2. II. MS Am 1181.5: Notebooks
  3. III. MS Am 1181.6: Typescripts of notebooks
  4. IV. MS Am 1181.7-1181.11: Compositions concerning Bellamy

Immediate Source of Acquisition

45M-551. Gift of Arthur E. Morgan, Yellow Springs, Ohio; received: 1944 November 11.

Processing Information

The first box in this collection is Box 3 of MS Am 1181.

Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898. Edward Bellamy compositions, 1860-1939: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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