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COLLECTION Identifier: HEW 14.6.4

National portrait gallery of illustrious and eminent personages of the nineteenth century, extra-illustrated

Overview

Manuscripts inserted into William Jerdan's National portrait gallery of illustrious and eminent personages of the nineteenth century (London : Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1830-1834), including many autograph letters and documents, clipped signatures, free franks, portraits, prints, maps and broadsides.

Dates

  • 1757-1849

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

These volumes are shelved in Widener Library in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.

Extent

.5 linear feet (5 volumes)

Contains manuscript items including many autograph letters and documents, clipped signatures, free franks, portraits, prints, maps and broadsides.

Physical Location

Widener Memorial Room

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly belonged to W. H. Ince and Clarence S. Bement. From the Harry Elkins Widener Collection.

Title
Jerdan, William, 1782-1869. National portrait gallery of illustrious and eminent personages of the nineteenth century, extra-illustrated: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01541

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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