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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2357

James Russell Lowell additional papers


Correspondence and poems of the American poet, editor and diplomat James Russell Lowell.


  • 1840-1886

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.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Contains letters from Lowell to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mabel Lowell Burnett, as well as autograph manuscript poems by Lowell in loose sheets and in a notebook. Also includes letters to Lowell from Henry Adams and John Greenleaf Whittier.

Biographical / Historical

Lowell was an author, poet, editor, teacher, and diplomat. He edited the Atlantic Monthly (1857-1861), and with Charles Eliot Norton, the North American Review (1864- ); was professor of French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at Harvard (1855-1886), succeeding Longfellow; and U.S. minister to Spain (1877-1880) and to England (1880-1885).


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-119-125. Deposited by Mrs Stanley Cunningham, 3 Cambridge Street, Salem, Massachusetts; received: 1956 February 1.
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1840-1886: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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