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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1217

Houghton Library collection of Henry Adams papers


Primarily letters from the American historian and author Henry Adams.


  • 1859-1918

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 by Henry Adams to various people and one folder of typescripts of poems, original and translated. Larger groups of letters include 35 to Henry Lee Higginson, 17 to Henry Osborn Taylor, and 8 to William Roscoe Thayer.

Biographical / Historical

Adams was an American historian and author.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.

Processing Information

Processing Information In 2018, collection title was updated for DACS compliance.
Link to catalog
Houghton Library collection of Henry Adams papers, 1859-1918: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard 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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