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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 889.6

Adam Badeau letters from various correspondents


Letters to diplomat Adam Badeau from various correspondents received while he was consul general in London.


  • 1870-1879

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters include many dinner invitations and thank-you notes for engagements, notably invitations to the Travelers Club for a month at a time, and letters telling Badeau that he is being considered as a permanent member of the club. Many correspondents comment on Badeau's book concerningUlysses S. Grant. Letters also discuss Badeau's life in London.

Biographical / Historical

Adam Badeau was an American author, military General during the American Civil War, and diplomat.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell; received: 1918.

Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895, recipient. Adam Badeau letters from various correspondents, ca. 1870-1879: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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