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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.


  • Creation: 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)

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
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Repository Details

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