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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1431

William Howard Gardiner papers


Papers of American lawyer William Howard Gardiner.


  • 1830-1876

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of 14 letters by Gardiner, chiefly to various family members; and 40 letters to Gardiner, including 30 letters from George Ticknor relating chiefly to his work on a biography of the historian William Hickling Prescott. Gardiner was a close friend of Prescott's and executor of his estate.

Biographical / Historical

Gardiner was a lawyer in Boston, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-256. Gift of Mrs. William R. Cabot; received: 1955.

Related Materials

Other papers, of a commercial nature, are preserved in the Baker Library of the Harvard Business School.
Gardiner, William Howard, 1797-1882. William Howard Gardiner papers, 1830-1876: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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