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COLLECTION Identifier: Autograph File, L

Autograph File, L

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.


  • 1641-1976

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


5.5 linear feet (11 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 Marquis de Lafayette, Alphonse de Lamartine, Andrew Lang, Abbott Lawrence, Emma Lazarus, Robert E. Lee, Giacomo Leopardi, Abraham Lincoln, Vachel Lindsay, and the Lowell family. There are also compositions and letters of Charles Lamb, Walter Savage Landor, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edward Bulwer Lytton, 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 2015 July 20.
Autograph File, L, 1641-1976: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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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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