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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1216-1216.6

Thomas A. Janvier papers


Papers of American journalist and author Thomas Allibone Janvier.


  • Creation: 1876-1909

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.


1.5 linear feet (6 volumes and 1 box)

Includes mostly manuscripts and drafts of books and articles, with related correspondence, legal documents, drawings, and clippings. Also scrapbook, 1876-1877, of Janvier's articles; and notes, 1881-1882. Manuscripts of Janvier's writings include draft and fair copy of his novel, In the Sargasso Sea, published in 1898 and manuscript of the Aztec Treasure-House (1890), a story for children.

Biographical / Historical

Janvier was an American journalist and author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

46M-364 - 46M-382. Purchased with the Howe fund; received: 1947.

Janvier, Thomas A. (Thomas Allibone), 1849-1913. Thomas A. Janvier papers, 1876-1909: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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