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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 961

Edmund Burke papers


Papers by and about British statesman Edmund Burke, particularly pertaining to the posthumous publication of his works.


  • Creation: 1779-1825

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)

Includes 3 letters by Burke, and correspondence and documents concerning him, particularly papers pertaining to the posthumous publication of his works.

Biographical / Historical

Burke was a British statesman.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

54M-253. Purchased from the estate of David M. Little; received: 1954.

Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797. Edmund Burke papers, 1779-1825: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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