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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1971

Houghton Library collection of Brooks Adams correspondence


Correspondence of American historian Brooks Adams primarily with publishers.


  • Creation: 1899-1907

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Images linked to the finding aid describing this collection are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

18 letters (chiefly carbon copies or revised drafts) from Adams and 39 letters to him. Most of the letters to Adams are from publishers, including Macmillan, S. S. McClure, and George W. Jacobs Company. Includes three letters from Theodore Roosevelt.

Biographical / Historical

Adams was an American historian.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.

Processing Information

In 2018 collection title was updated for DACS compliance.

Houghton Library collection of Brooks Adams correspondence, 1899-1907 (MS Am 1971): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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