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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1542

George Santayana miscellaneous papers


Correspondence and compositions by the philosopher, poet, and author George Santayana.


  • 1886-1952

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 Santayana to various persons, together with a few manuscripts and memorabilia. Includes letters to Francis Henry Appleton, Benjamin Apthorp Gould Fuller, Bruno Lind, and Richard C. Lyon. Compositions include "To German Americans," "Introduction to Hamlet," "More about Philosophers in America," and some occasional verse. Also includes diplomas from Harvard, a photograph, and papers written in Santayana's Philosophy 12 course at Harvard by Harry Austryn Wolfson with comments by Santayana.

Biographical / Historical

Santayana was an American philosopher, poet, and author. He taught philosophy at Harvard, 1889-1911.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.
Santayana, George, 1863-1952. George Santayana miscellaneous papers, 1886-1952: 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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