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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2179

John Lothrop Motley correspondence,

Correspondence of American historian and diplomat John Lothrop Mothley.


  • 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 collection (1 folder (.1 linear ft.))

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

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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