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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2149

Ralph Morris collection of autographs and portraits


Autographs and portraits assembled by American collector Ralph Morris.


  • 19th - 20th-centuries

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 (3 boxes)

Autographs and portraits of mostly 19th-20th century luminaries. Most of the autographs are cut signatures and the portraits are mostly printed. There are a few photographs, documents, and letters.


Arranged alphabetically by name.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

47M-346. Gift of Ralph Morris, Esq., P.O. Box 115., Upham's Corner Station Dorchester 25, Massachusetts; received: 1947 December 16.

Morris, Ralph, collector. Ralph Morris collection of autographs and portraits, 19th - 20th-centuries: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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