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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Can 78

Thomas Chandler Haliburton letters to Richard Bentley


Letters from Nova Scotian writer Thomas Chandler Haliburton to English publisher Richard Bentley to


  • 1838-1861

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)
Includes letters from Haliburton to Bentley and to others concerning Bentley and their mutual publishing concerns.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Bentley (1794-1871) was an English publisher who was the owner of Richard Bentley and Son, and Haliburton was a Nova Scotian who was a politician, judge, and writer who was best known as the creator of the literary character, Sam Slick.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Dated letters from Haliburton to Bentley
  2. II. Undated letters from Haliburton to Bentley
  3. III. Other materials

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

45M-537 - 45M-548. Purchased with the assistance of W. I. Morse; received: 1946 June 15th.
Haliburton, Thomas Chandler, 1796-1865. Thomas Chandler Haliburton letters to Richard Bentley, 1838-1861: 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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