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COLLECTION Identifier: Autograph File, Y

Autograph File, Y

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1754-1914

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

.5 linear feet (2 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 William Butler Yeats, Brigham Young, and John Russell Young.

Arrangement

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 in 2003 November 18.

Title
Autograph File, Y, 1754-1914: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01447

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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