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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2155

Flora Virginia Milner Livingston letters of condolence and thanks from others


Letters to Flora Virginia Milner Livingston expressing condolence on the death of her husband Harvard librarian, Luther S. Livingston.


  • Creation: 1915

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 linear feet (1 box)

Letters from various colleagues and friends of Luther S. Livingston (1864-1914) to Flora Livingston thanking her for the biographical sketch and expressing condolence on the death of her husband. The biographical sketch was by George Parker Winship, Luther S. Livingston; a biograhical sketch.

Biographical / Historical

Flora Livingston was the wife of Luther S. Livingston, the first librarian of the Harry Elkins Widener collection at Harvard. She became assistant librarian after her husband's death in 1914; then librarian in 1926.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b [Shelved with bMS Am 2153 and bMS Am 2154]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-354. Gift of Flora V. Livingston, Widener Room, Harvard College; received: 1943 November 23.

Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862-, recipient. Flora Virginia Milner Livingston letters of condolence and thanks from others, 1915: Guide.
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