Autograph File, S
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.
Conditions Governing Use
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Extent12 linear feet (24 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 Carl Sandburg, George Santayana, John Singer Sargent, Johann Schiller, Sir Walter Scott, William Henry Seward, George Bernard Shaw, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Tecumseh Sherman, Jared Sparks, Gertrude Stein, Adlai Stevenson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Jonathan Swift.
Arranged alphabetically by author or title if there is no 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 October 9.
- Autograph File, S, 1556-1996: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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