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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 888

Miscellaneous American calligraphy


Calligraphic manuscripts, drawings, and rubbings.


  • 1812-1977

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: fragile; permission of the curator is required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

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.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 2 folders)
Works by American calligraphers, including: artistic manuscripts of texts, with or without other decoration; "calligraphic drawings," that is, drawings done with pen-flourishes usually accompanying text; and rubbings of inscriptions.


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the calligrapher, with anonymous items at the end.

Physical Location

b, pf, oversize pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry.

The most recent addition to this collection was made in 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by: J. F. Coakley.

Enhanced with digital content by Alison Harris.
Link to catalog
Miscellaneous American calligraphy, 1812-1977: 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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