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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 762

Miscellaneous autograph documents


Single manuscript documents, most of which are signed.


  • Creation: 1287-1938

Conditions Governing Access

Most items are fragile. Permission of the curator is required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Images linked to the finding aid describing this collection are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.


.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 2 oversize folders)

Miscellaneous documents collected by the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts. Most but not all of these documents are signed by identifiable people.


Arranged alphabetically by signer or other author, with anonymous items in chronological order at the end.

Physical Location

b, pf, oversize pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry.

The most recent addition to this collection was made in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by: J. F. Coakley.

Miscellaneous autograph documents, 1287-1938: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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