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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2131

Jared Sparks letters to various correspondents


Letters from American historian and Harvard president Jared Sparks to various recipients.


  • 1835-1860


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 volume in 1 box)

Autograph manuscript letters sent by Sparks to others.

Biographical / Historical

Sparks was an American historian and editor. He was president of Harvard (1849-1853).


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-1. Gift of Mrs. R.W. Birch, 208 La Cuesta, San Clemente, Calif.; received: 1962 July 12.

Processing Information

Shelved with MS Am 2130 and MS Am 2132.

Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Jared Sparks letters to various correspondents, 1835-1860: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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