James Russell Lowell miscellaneous correspondence
Correspondence and compositions of American author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat James Russell Lowell.
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.
Extent.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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from various sources at various times.
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
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