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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1528

William Roscoe Thayer additional compositions

Autograph manuscript poems of American historian and writer, William Roscoe Thayer.


  • 1884-1916 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Contains autograph manuscripts and a few page proofs of poems, including: The confessions of Hermes, France, 1916, Hesper, Poems new and old, as well as many others.

Biographical / Historical

Thayer was a biographer and historian. From 1892 to 1915 he was editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-1816, 42M-1817, 42M-1818, 42M-1819, 42M-1820, 42M-1821. Purchased from Goodspeed's Book Shop; received: 1942 June 23.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. William Roscoe Thayer additional compositions, 1884-1916: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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.

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