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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1974

John Endicott Peabody autograph album


Autograph album of 19th-century historical and literary figures compiled by John Endicott Peabody.


  • 1816-1885

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.2 linear feet (1 volume)

A volume collected by John Endicott Peabody, including autographs and letters of famous 19th-century men and women such as Louis Agassiz, Robert Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The number in square brackets at the end of each item indicates the page on which it is mounted. Each item has been numbered (from front to back of volume).


Arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-211F. Deposited by Mrs. Harold Peabody, 302 Berkeley St., Boston, Mass.; received: 1952 March 31; gift: 1955 February 26.

Peabody, John Endicott, 1853-1921, collector. John Endicott Peabody autograph album, 1816-1885: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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