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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2179

John Lothrop Motley correspondence


Correspondence of American historian and diplomat John Lothrop Mothley.


  • Creation: 1841-1867

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.


.1 linear feet (1 folder in 1 box)

Letters to and from colleagues and one unidentified manuscript composition.

Biographical / Historical

Motley was an American historian, novelist, and diplomat who was born in Dorchester, Mass. He was minister to Austria, 1861-1867, and to England, 1869-1870.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b [Shelved with bMS Am 2179-2180 and bMS Am 2182-2184]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

50M-22F. Gift of Miss Rosalind Stracey, 108 Nell Gwyn House, Sloane Avenue, London S.W.3, England; received: 1950 September 20.

Motley, John Lothrop, 1814-1877. John Lothrop Motley correspondence, 1841-1867: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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