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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1255

William Dean Howells miscellaneous papers

Letters of the American novelist and diplomat William Dean Howells.


  • 1871-1919

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 written by William Dean Howells, including several to Henry Blake Fuller, and letters received from various correspondents.

Biographical / Historical

William Dean Howells was a novelist and man of letters. He served as United States consul in Venice (1861-1865), as editor of The Atlantic Monthly (1871-1881), and as editor of Cosmopolitan (1881-1892).


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. William Dean Howells miscellaneous papers, 1871-1919: 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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