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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1781

Andrew Henderson papers,

Autograph manuscript papers of Scottish writer and bookseller, Andrew Henderson.


  • 1726-1768 and undated.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes))

Includes: autograph manuscript drafts of his History of Scotland and History of anatomy, both apparently unpublished; an account of John Wilkes (partially published); plays and libretti; 5 notebooks including childhood work and family notes; and three of his works as printed pamphlets and one almanac.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Henderson (flourished 1734-1775) was an Scottish writer and bookseller. He published a large number of historical and biographical works, some involved him in controversy with other writers such as Tobias Smollett and Samuel Johnson. [Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online].


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location



From the library of Gerald M. Goldberg.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2008M-42. Purchase with the Endowment Fund for the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson; received: 2008.

See curatorial file for dealer's descriptions with more details.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Henderson, Andrew, active 1731-1775. Andrew Henderson papers, 1726-1768: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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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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