Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection,
- Majority of material found within 1702-1854.
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
1 collection (9.5 linear feet (19 boxes and 1 volume))
Many of the items in the Hyde Autograph Collection relate in some way to Samuel Johnson and his extended circle. The collection includes significant letters from Joseph Addison, Sir Joseph Banks, Jeremy Bentham, William Cowper, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Hobbes, T.E. Lawrence, John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Alexander Pope, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Horace Walpole. Another highlight is a letter of introduction written by Gilbert Walmsley for Samuel Johnson and David Garrick on their first journey to London. Many of the items concern bookselling and publishing in late eighteenth-century England.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- The R.B. Adam Library Relating to Dr. Samuel Johnson and his Era, Volume the Third (London: Oxford University Press, 1929).
- Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA