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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 974

Thomas De Quincey compositions


Compositions by English essayist and critic Thomas De Quincey.


  • 1818-185-?

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.


.25 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes manuscripts and fragmentary transcript replies to the correspondents in the Kendal chronicle, manuscripts and transcripts of Great crisis in the commercial affairs of Great Britain, The tables turned, To the editor of the Westmorland gazette, among othe fragments of articles.

Biographical / Historical

De Quincey was an English essayist and critic.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-732 - 43M-748. Purchased with the Nieman fund; received: 1944 May 18.

De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859. Thomas De Quincey compositions, 1818-185-?: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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