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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1218

William Hickling Prescott letters to Richard Bentley

Letters of American historian William Hickling Prescott to Richard Bentley.

Dates

  • 1837-1858

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.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters to Richard Bentley, together with a few unidentified fragments of letters.

Biographical / Historical

William Hickling Prescott, born in Salem, Massachusetts to a prominent family, wrote romantic and highly-regarded works of Spanish and Latin American history.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

44M-384. Purchased from Scribner; received: 1945.
Title
Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. William Hickling Prescott letters to Richard Bentley, 1837-1858: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00999

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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