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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1181-1181.3

Edward Bellamy correspondence


Correspondence of the American author Edward Bellamy with his family and with literary figures.


  • 1850-1898

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.


1 linear feet (3 boxes)
Correspondence is primarily with Bellamy family members and with literary figures. Correspondents include Sylvester Baxter, Emma Augusta Sanderson Bellamy, Frederick Putnam Bellamy, Maria Louisa Putnam Bellamy, Houghton Mifflin Company, Walter Hines Page, and Horace Elisha Scudder, among others. Also contains a minute book of the New Nation publishing company and a typescript article by Bellamy, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Bellamy was an American author, best known for the utopian romance, Looking Backward: 2000-1887, published in 1888.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. MS Am 1181: Correspondence
  2. II. MS Am 1181.1-1181.3: Other papers

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

48M-299-302 Gift of Arthur E. Morgan, Yellow Springs, Ohio; received: 1947 November.
Bellamy, Edward, 1850-1898. Edward Bellamy correspondence, 1850-1898: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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