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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 873-874

Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton diaries

Diaries by and letters sent to the teacher, theologian and poet Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton.


  • 1883-1914

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (6 volumes)

Manuscript diaries relate his activities and trips abroad, and include inserted letters to Eaton from Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Frank Herbert Eaton, Benjamin Rand, Titus Munson Coan, and others.

Biographical / Historical

Eaton was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and graduated from Harvard College in 1880. He was a teacher and a theologian, but is primarily known as a poet, especially for his "Acadian Ballads."


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

64M-268. Gift of Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1920 October 2.

Separated Materials

The printed version of this finding aid includes a list of letters that have been removed from these diaries and cataloged into the Autograph File.
Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton, 1849-1937. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton diaries, 1883-1914: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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