Diaries, 1866-1911.

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Morse, James Herbert, b. 1841. Diaries, 1866-1911.

Diaries, 1866-1911.

Diaries, 1866-1911, of prominent New York author, educator and literary figure James Herbert Morse.

11 v. (ca. 2,715 p.)

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