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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1735-1737

Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison papers


Illustrated children's books and letters of Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison, American author, graphic designer, and artitst.


  • 1878-1939

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.


.75 linear feet (1 box, 2 volumes)
Contains manuscripts and letters by Addison including an unpublished typescript Fables and Gables of Brittany with photograph illustrations, and 18 manuscript children's books, most with watercolor illustrations by Addison. Some of the books are written by others, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Schwenck Gilbert, and John Godfrey Saxe. Also includes letters Addison wrote to her mother, Ann de Wolfe Gibbs (née Lovett), which form a journal of a tour in Europe, Addison's notes for a talk on illuminated manuscripts, reviews and clippings on her books on art, and printed material about her.

Biographical / Historical

Addison was an American author, artist, and musician.


Arranged in call number order.

Physical Location

b, GEN

Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-10, 64M-11,64M-49 Gift of Miss Alice B. Lovett, 27 Irving Terrace, Cambridge, Massachusetts 38; received: 1964 July and September.
Addison, Julia de Wolf Gibbs, 1866-. Julia de Wolf Gibbs Addison papers, 1878-1939: 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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