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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1343

Bliss Perry letters from various correspondents

Letters to Atlantic Monthly editor Bliss Perry from various correspondents concerning editorial matters.


  • 1869-1942

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Chiefly letters to Bliss Perry, the bulk of which date from the years when he edited The Atlantic Monthly. They relate mainly to editorial matters but also include comments on Perry's own writings. The Atlantic Monthly material does not represent all of Perry's editorial correspondence but seems to be a selection of the more prominent contributors.

Biographical / Historical

Perry was a college professor, editor, and author. He taught English at Williams (1886-1893), Princeton (1893-1900), and Harvard (1907-1930). From 1899 to 1909 he was editor of The Atlantic Monthly.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

54M-82. Purchased from Margaret F. Perry, Exeter, N. H. and Arthur B. Perry, Greensboro, Vt.; received: 1954 July 16.
Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954, recipient. Bliss Perry letters from various correspondents, 1869-1942: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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