Flora Virginia Milner Livingston research papers
Research papers and drafts of publications by Harvard librarian, Flora Virginia Milner Livingston.
- 1927-1931 and undated
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection 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.
Extent3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Primarily drafts of compositions and correspondence concerning proposed publications by Flora Virginia Milner Livingston. Also includes clippings and notes. Topics concern Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, and John Gay. Correspondents include Henry James III, Le Roy Phillips, and others.
Also with two printed volumes of bibliographies of Henry James by Le Roy Phillips, annotated by Flora V. Livingston: A bibliography of the writings of Henry James. Coward : McCann (1930) and Houghton, Mifflin and Company (1906). One volume includes a tipped-in 1904 autograph manuscript letter from Henry James to Le Roy Phillips.
Biographical / Historical
Flora Virginia Milner Livingston was the wife of Luther Samuel Livingston (1864-1914), the first librarian of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Collection in the Harvard College Library. He was also a bookseller and bibliographer, worked for Dodd, Mead & Company, and was a partner in Dodd and Livingston. Flora Livingston became assistant librarian of the Widener Collection after her husband's death in 1914; then librarian in 1926. Rudyard Kipling, Henry James, and John Gay were some of her many scholarly interests.
Arranged alphabetically by author, then by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No accession number. Possibly part of the bequest of Flora Virginia Milner Livingston, 1949?
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.
- Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862-. Flora Virginia Milner Livingston research papers, 1927-1931: Guide.
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