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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1191

James Russell Lowell miscellaneous correspondence

Correspondence and compositions of American author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat James Russell Lowell.


  • 1839-1891

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)

Letters from Lowell to various correspondents and a few letters to him. The letters touch on both his career and his personal life including social engagements in Cambridge and travel in Italy.

Biographical / Historical

Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited the Atlantic Monthly (1857-1861), and with Charles Eliot Norton, the North American Review (1864- ); was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard (1855-1886) succeeding Longfellow; and U.S. minister to Spain (1877-1880) and to England (1880-1885).


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.

Separated Materials

Some items formerly shelved with bMS Am 1484 [items (229), (239), (244), and (285)] have been moved this collection.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell miscellaneous correspondence, 1839-1891: 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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