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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2643

Judith Kelly English research papers on Phillips Brooks


Correspondence, index cards, and other research papers assembled by Judith Kelly English, concerning her research for a biography of Phillips Brooks.


  • 1886-1957
  • Majority of material found in 1952-1957

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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.


5 linear feet (5 boxes)
All materials concern the life and work of Phillips Brooks, assembled for a future biography by Judith English. Includes correspondence (1952-1957), transcripts of some Brooks letters to others, portrait photographs of Brooks, research notes and index cards made by English, and printed materials. Also includes a scrapbook of clippings on Brooks, assembled by Lewis Hammond and borrowed by English.

Biographical / Historical

Phillips Brooks (1835-1895) was a Harvard College graduate (AB 1855), an Episcopal clergyman, rector of Trinity Church, Boston (1868-1893), and bishop of Massachusetts (1891-1893). Judith Kelly English lived in Beverly, Massachusetts ca. 1950s and was researching Brooks's life for an eventual biography.


Organized into the following three series:
  1. I. Correspondence about Phillips Brooks
  2. II. Research materials concerning Phillips Brooks
  3. III. Card files on Phillips Brooks

Physical Location

Harvard Depository


Immediate Source of Acquisition

65M-227. Gift of William Durfor English; date unknown.

General note

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

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.
Link to catalog
English, Judith Kelly. Judith Kelly English research papers on Phillips Brooks, 1886-1957: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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