Horace Elisha Scudder additional papers
Correspondence, drawings, and diary of American editor Horace Elisha Scudder.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
While on deposit, restricted until 1 Jun 1963 for the use of Mrs. Norman Ballou; after which it was given to Harvard.
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent.3 linear feet (1 box)
Letters concern financial matters in publishing, the process of editing manuscripts and books, questions from publishers concerning translations of Hans Andersen's works, and thank you notes and appreciation for a book Scudder edited, The Children's Book, from an elementary class at Cornwall Heights School in New York. Scudder writes to his wife about writing lectures, life in Boston, and holiday plans. Collection also includes a song book, a certificate of membership in the Atheneum club, fragments of Scudder's diary from 1822, a book cover for Scudder's book Boston Town, a book catalog, and various newspaper clippings.
Biographical / Historical
Scudder was an editor with Houghton, Mifflin and Company and editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1890-1898).
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
60M-220. Deposit of Sylvia Church Scudder Bowditch (Mrs. Ingersoll Bowditch), 71 Woodland Road, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.; received: 1960. Gift; 1963.
In 2020-2021, as part of a conscious and inclusive re-description effort, entries were updated to include women’s full names when identified.
- Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902. Horace Elisha Scudder additional papers, 1859-1903 (MS Am 2124): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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