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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 887

Miscellaneous European calligraphy


Calligraphic manuscripts, including calligraphic drawings.


  • 1591-1977 and undated

Conditions Governing Use

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


.7 linear feet (2 boxes, 8 folders, and 1 volume)

Works by British and European calligraphers, including: artistic manuscripts of texts, with or without other decoration, and "calligraphic drawings," that is, drawings done all or partly with pen-flourishes.


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the calligrapher, with anonymous items in approximate chronological order at the end.

Physical Location

b, f, 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 2018 September 10.

Processing Information

Processed by: J. F. Coakley.

Miscellaneous European calligraphy, 1591-1977 (MS Typ 887): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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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.

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