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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2153

Edith Guerrier collection of portraits


Photographic portraits assembled by American collector Edith Guerrier.


  • 19th-century

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.


.1 linear feet (1 folder in 1 box)

Includes photographs of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott Pratt, Elizabeth Sewall Pratt, Helen Thoreau, John Thoreau; and other materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-540-43M-541; 43M-543-43M-545; and 43M-549. Gift of Miss Edith Guerrier, 80 Nottinghill Road Brighton, Mass.; received: 1944 February 18.

Processing Information

Shelved with MS Am 2154 and MS Am 2155

Guerrier, Edith, 1870-1958, collector. Edith Guerrier collection of portraits, 19th-century: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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