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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1269

Charlotte Lennox papers


Chiefly professional letters to English novelist Charlotte Ramsay Lennox from prominent literary figures who took an interest in her work.


  • 1752-1795

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains correspondence, mostly professional letters to Lennox from prominent literary figures who took an interest in her work. Both the creative and the practical aspects of writing and publishing are discussed. Also includes a few poems, most about Lennox, one possibly by her; financial documents; and a broadside.

Biographical / Historical

Charlotte Ramsay Lennox was an English novelist, who also made the first comparative study of Shakespeare's source material.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-84. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 715 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10022; received: 1968 January.

Lennox, Charlotte, ca. 1729-1804. Charlotte Lennox papers, 1752-1795: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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