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Title
Thomas Wentworth Higginson additional scrapbooks and other papers, 1838-1923
Name/Creator
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911, creator
Clapp, William Warland, 1783-1866
Higginson, Mary Potter Thacher, 1844-1941, compiler.
Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885, correspondent.
HOLLIS IDLocation
Houghton
Language
English
Language
French
Language
Latin
Language
German
Description
10 linear feet (28 volumes,3 boxes, 1 portfolio box)
Form/Genre
text

biography

Book reviews-United States-19th century.

Broadsides-Massachusetts-19th century.

Clippings-United States-19th century.

Commonplace books-United States-19th century.

Diplomas.

Galley proofs-United States-19th century.

Harvard graduates' papers.

Menus-Massachusetts.

Military commissions.

Obituaries.

Scrapbooks.

Visiting cards.

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Subject
Massachusetts -- Politics and government ;  Brown, John , 1800-1859 ;  Higginson, Mary Potter Thacher , 1844-1941 ;  Higginson, Thomas Wentworth , 1823-1911 ;  Higginson, Thomas Wentworth , 1823-1911 -- Portraits ;  Jackson, Helen Hunt , 1830-1885 ;  Harvard College (1780- ) ;  Abolitionists -- Massachusetts ;  American literature -- 19th century -- Book reviews ;  Antislavery movements -- United States ;  Authors, American ;  Women's rights -- United States -- 19th century

Category
Manuscripts and records

Individual reading

English

Commonplace books

19 century

Note
Scrapbooks assembled by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (TWH) or his second wife, Mary Potter Thacher Higginson (MPTH). Scrapbooks include pasted-in materials about Higginson's writings, lectures, speeches, participation as a soldier in the American Civil War, involvement in Massachusetts elections and politics, abolitionist and ministerial activities, women's rights issues, birthday celebrations, John Brown, Harvard College involvement, and many other topics. One scrapbook volume is devoted completely to his friend and colleague, Helen Hunt Jackson. Some volumes document multiple titles, but others are devoted to a single work such as The afternoon landscape, articles written for the Boston daily advertiser, Larger history of the United States, Monarch of dreams, A ride through Kanzas, Such as they are, and article series Women and men published in Harper's Bazar.

Types of materials included within the scrapbook series are: correspondence, clippings, reviews, invitations, menus, galley proofs, fliers, telegrams, playbills, photomechanical portrait images of TWH, visiting cards, advertisements (especially broadsides) for TWH's books and lectures, extensive biographical articles, printed copies of his newspaper and journal articles, autograph manuscripts of some writings, extensive autograph notes, obituaries on TWH, and letters of condolence. Many of the scrapbook volumes include an incomplete autograph manuscript index inside the front or back cover.

The "Other papers series" includes: printed version of William Warland Clapp's Joseph Dennie; TWH diplomas, certificates, and military commissions; TWH commonplace books from 1838-1856, and other items.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911) was a minister, author, reformer, historian, abolitionist, soldier, advocate for women's rights and a colonel of the first regiment of African Americans in the Civil War (1862-1864).

Electronic finding aid available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou01883

Thomas Wentworth Higginson Additional Scrapbooks and Other Papers, 1838-1923 (MS Am 2545). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Collection materials are primarily in English, but include some items in French, German, and Latin.

See also: T.W. Higginson Scrapbooks (MS Am 1256-1256.4) Houghton Library.

Related material on TWH, including scrapbooks, is held by the Harvard University Archives.

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Afternoon landscape

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Boston daily advertiser

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Joseph Dennie

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Larger history of the United States

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Monarch of dreams

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A ride through Kanzas

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Such as they are

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Women and men