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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 167

Susan Dwight Bliss autograph collection,

Letters, notes, documents, and other manuscripts of French historical figures as well as George Washington and William Makepeace Thackeray.


  • 1481-1915.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in French and English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.))

Consists of 62 items, including letters, notes, documents and other manuscripts (with typed transcripts) written mostly by famous French historical figures, especially royalty, such as Louis XVI. Also includes a few items from William Makepeace Thackeray and George Washington, including a letter from Washington to Sally Cary Fairfax.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

57M-73 (item 62), 57M-77 (item 61), 57M-215. Deposited by Susan D. Bliss, 9 East 68th Street, New York 21, New York; received: 1957-1958. Bequest, 1967.
Bliss, Susan Dwight, collector. Susan Dwight Bliss autograph collection, 1481-1915: 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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