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COLLECTION Identifier: *AC8.P9255.W864t(c)

Life of William Hickling Prescott, extra-illustrated


Manuscripts inserted into George Ticknor, Life of William Hickling Prescott (Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864), including letters, cut signatures, and documents.


  • Creation: 1803-1859

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (14 items inserted in 2 volumes)

Contains 14 manuscript items, spanning 1803-1859, pertaining to William Hickling Prescott.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Volumes accessioned as 45-1321, manuscripts contained within accessioned as 45M-439. Gift of Harry L. Bailey, 350 Park Ave., New York, New York; received: 1945 December 20.

Related Materials

This volume also has portraits and prints inserted that are not listed in this finding aid.

Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. Life of William Hickling Prescott, extra-illustrated: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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