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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1452-1452.1

Benjamin Paul Blood papers

Correspondence and compositions of American philosopher and poet Benjamin Paul Blood.


  • 1860-1928.

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 foot (3 boxes, 1 folder)

Contains letters, mostly to Blood, often in response to his writings; a few letters, typescript manuscripts, and one autograph manuscript poem by him; a galley proof of an article by William James, A Pluralistic Mystic, about Blood; and many clippings of Blood's articles, interviews, poems, and letters to the editor that appeared in local newspapers in his native Amsterdam (N.Y.).

Biographical / Historical

Blood was an American philosopher, mystic, and poet.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. MS Am 1452: Letters to Benjamin Paul Blood
  2. II. MS Am 1452.1: Correspondence and compositions
  3. III. MS Am 1452.1: Additions to collection

Physical Location

b, pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-269 and 55M-299. Gift of Horace M. Kallen , 66 West 12th Street New York 11, New York; received: 1955 May 24 and 1954 November 8.

Accession information is given individually with each addition to collection.
Blood, Benjamin Paul, 1832-1919. Benjamin Paul Blood papers, 1860-1928 (MS Am 1452-1452.1): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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