Henry Lee Higginson papers relating to the gift of Soldiers Field, Harvard University

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Henry Lee Higginson papers relating to the gift of Soldiers Field, Harvard University, 1890.

Henry Lee Higginson papers relating to the gift of Soldiers Field, Harvard University

1890

Papers relating to the gift of Soldiers Field, Harvard University, by Boston banker and philanthropist Henry Lee Higginson and his wife, Ida Agassiz Higginson.

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