Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945.


Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940,. Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945.

Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945.

Collection consists of holograph manuscripts, autograph letters, documents, and signatures representing artists and literary and historical figures.

3.3 linear feet (29 v.)

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Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

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Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940

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Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862

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