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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 470 (1176) - (1184)

Rogers Memorial Collection: Pamphlets

Overview

Annotated printed pamphlets collected by Henry Munroe Rogers and Clara Kathleen Rogers.

Dates

  • 1853-1936

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This series is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

1 linear feet (2 boxes)

This series contains annotated printed pamphlets from the Rogers Memorial Collection. Many have inscriptions from the author, or contain notes by Henry Munroe Rogers or Clara Kathleen Rogers. The pamphlets cover a wide range of subject matter, ranging from law to foreign policy to singing instruction, and include a large number of plays.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Munroe Rogers (1839-1937) was a Boston lawyer and a patron of local theater. Born in Boston, he was one of six children of John Hicks Rogers and Lucy Catherine Smith. He attended Harvard College (A.B. 1862; L.L.B. 1867) and served as a paymaster in the United States Navy during the Civil War. He became a successful Boston lawyer and a charter member in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. After his marriage in 1878 to the English opera singer Clara Kathleen Barnett (daughter of the English composer John Barnett), the couple entertained many theatrical, literary and musical luminaries in their home.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Gift of Clara Kathleen Rogers and Henry Munroe Rogers; received: 1930.

The core of the collection arrived in 1930, but Henry Munroe Rogers continued to add material informally through 1937.

Separated Materials

Pamphlets written by Henry Munroe Rogers or Clara Kathleen Rogers can be found with their personal papers. Many other separately cataloged pamphlets from the Rogers collection can be found in the HOLLIS catalog under the author heading "Rogers Memorial Collection."

The Rogers Memorial Collection, of which this is Series VI, contains literary, musical and historical material from Boston circa 1870-1930, and memorabilia of the English composer John Barnett (1802-1890). A master list of the Rogers Memorial Collection series can be found in HOLLIS 10104119.

Bibliography

For a description of the Rogers Memorial Collection, see The Rogers Memorial Room : an account of the nature, origin, and significance of the memorabilia presented to Harvard College in 1930 by Clara Kathleen & Henry Munroe Rogers ([Boston] : Cosmos Press, 1935).

General note

This series is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Rick Stattler

Title
Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, collector. Rogers Memorial Collection: Pamphlets, 1853-1936: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01907

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, archives, and more. Houghton Library's collections represent the scope of human experience from ancient Egypt to twenty-first century Cambridge. With strengths primarily in North American and European history, literature, and culture, collections range in media from printed books and handwritten manuscripts to maps, drawings and paintings, prints, posters, photographs, film and audio recordings, and digital media, as well as costumes, theater props, and a wide range of other objects. Houghton Library has historically focused on collecting the written record of European and Eurocentric North American culture, yet it holds a large and diverse number of primary sources valuable for research on the languages, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Houghton Library’s Reading Room is free and open to all who wish to use the library’s collections.

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