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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1841

Charles Macomb Flaudrau letters to Thomas Boyd


Letters from American author Charles Macomb Flandrau written during a European trip primarily to Thomas Boyd.


  • Creation: 1922-1929

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 volume)

Consists chiefly of letters written by Charles Macomb Flandrau to Thomas Boyd while Flandrau was traveling in Europe, concerning their respective works in progress, dealings with publishers, and Flandrau's impressions of Spain, France, and St. Paul (his home town). Also includes a letter to Boyd from Edmund L. Pearson, replying to an inquiry about Flandrau's work.

Biographical / Historical

Flandrau was an American author.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

68M-138. Gift of Mrs. Gregory Mason, Riverside, Connecticut, 06878; received: 1969 May. Mrs. Mason's first name is unknown as of 2021.

Flandrau, Charles Macomb, 1871-1938. Charles Macomb Flaudrau letters to Thomas Boyd, 1922-1929: Guide.
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