Autograph File, A
The Autograph File is an alphabetically arranged collection of single letters, manuscripts, and drawings received from various sources at various times. Additions continue to be made.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
Extent6.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
The Autograph File is a collection of items received singly or in small groups from various sources at various times, and autograph collections, such as that of Evert J. Wendell, which were not kept together as a distinct collection. Items in this portion of the Autograph File include letters from the Abbott family, Andrea Alciati, Andoche Junot duc d'Abrantes, the Adams family, Louis Agassiz, Alan Francis Brooke viscount of Alanbrooke, Bronson Alcott, and Louisa May Alcott, as well as compositions and letters of Conrad Aiken, among others.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry. The most recent addition to this portion of the Autograph File was made 2019 May 28.
- Autograph File, A, 1518-2002: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
Part of the Houghton Library Repository
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