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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Eng 937

Edward Lear letters to Maria G. M. Grant


Letters to Maria Grant from English artist, author, and humorist Edward Lear.


  • 1883-1885

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.


.16 linear feet (1 volume)
Includes a set of wood engravings by Lear of Corsican views, a photograph of Villa Brigida, and several letters to Maria G.M. Grant and Violet Grant. The letters concern Lear's health, his travels in Italy, the deaths of several people close to Lear, and Lear's inquiries after the Grant family. One letter also includes a sketch by Lear of the birds outside his window.

Biographical / Historical

Lear was an English artist, author, and humorist.


Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

54M-75F. Purchased with the Bemis fund; received: 1954 September 27.
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear letters to Maria G. M. Grant, 1883-1885: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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