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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1667

Henry Adams correspondence


Correspondence of American historian and author Henry Adams.


  • 1890-1918

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.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Consists of 179 letters from Adams to his niece Mabel Hooper La Farge, together with some letters to her sons Bancel La Farge Jr. and Henry Adams La Farge; copies of poems by Adams; and printed and manuscript material concerning Adams and the Adams memorial by St. Gaudens in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Biographical / Historical

Adams was an American historian and author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-206. Gift of Henry A. La Farge; received: 1952.

Bequeathed by Mrs. Bancel La Farge

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918. Henry Adams correspondence, 1890-1918: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

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