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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.
Link to catalog
Miscellaneous European calligraphy, 1591-1977 (MS Typ 887): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

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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